As is the case with Croatia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic; Slovenia is one of the jewels of central Europe, providing us intrepid travellers with many touristic and cultural possibilities. Discover Slovenia here. If your plans involve visiting Slovenia and you don’t have a clear idea of what the best things to do are, perhaps you should take a look at the following things that you should know when visiting Slovenia:
- Ljubljana was founded in 1 BC, as a military camp for the Roman Empire.
- According to the legend, Jason passed through Slovenia’s capital after recovering the Golden Fleece. Before leaving the city he defeated a dragon, which today forms part of the city’s shield.
- The historic centre of Ljubljana remains practically intact, despite the fact that the city has been destroyed and rebuilt on various occasions due to earthquakes, so you can find many different architectural styles.
- Metelkova is one of the most subcultural and underground neighbourhoods in Slovenia, considered one of the most alternative crowds in the country. When in Slovenia, here you can enjoy amazing shops, bars and hidden corners.
- Slovenians are very formal with their greetings and they never kiss even though they may be good friends, preferring to offer a handshake. Don’t forget this when visiting Slovenia!
- If you want to save some money while you eat when in Slovenia, they are the inventors of the workers’ lunch. Between 12 and 1 there are a range of plates available for less than 5 euros.
- The most used method of transport in the Slovenian capital is the bicycle, and there doesn’t seem to be a better way to enjoy this beautiful city.
- Don’t forget your student card, because the city has extraordinary discounts for those who use them. You can pop into our office to sign up and get the ISIC international student discount card, or find out more about it here.
- Wander around the city and you will encounter a number of surprises, because in Ljubljana they love their street markets
- You won’t get bored in the centre, with bars and taverns wherever you look, but you need to visit Trubarjeva Street, where you will find a handful of more alternative establishments.
Translated by Matthew Hutchison