After five years away The New York Times just published an upadated guide to 36 hours in Ljubljana, which is around the average stay in the city, although most visitors are unlikely to fit in as much sightseeing, shopping and food as this article suggests.
This year's short vacation takes in the Castle, Metelkova, the Central Market, a few boutiques, cafes, and restaurants, including some that only opened this summer, plus architecture, museums and other activities. The map above shows all the places listed, but visit the Times to read the full story here., and if you want to learn more about the Črno Zrno coffee store, then you can read our recent interview with the Alex, the resident barista.
And if you're curious how the newspaper wrote about the city five years ago, then take a trip back to 2012 with a more detailed itinerary that's still, to these local's eyes, valid in all respects but the prices. One thing's for sure, the introduction remains a great summary of the city's appeal.
"Slovenia's first city, Ljubljana, has its fair share of charming Old World plazas, baroque churches and dramatic castles. But this walkable capital (population 280,000) also has a rich cultural scene that would be impressive in a city twice its size."
For more on what was recommended in 2012, read the original article here.