Destination: Ljubljana, Slovenia

My time in Croatia was done, but I wasn’t quite done with my travels in May and June. From Zagreb, I took a Flixbus on my way to Venice– however, I had a 2-3 hour stopover in Ljubljana and, considering I’d never been to Slovenia before, I took advantage of this *very brief* stopover to see a bit of the country’s capital.

As soon as the bus pulled into Ljubljana’s bus station, I hopped off and made a beeline for the city center. First sight I came across was the Dragon Bridge, with its fire-breathing statues guarding both sides of the structure.

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Dragon Bridge.

I then took a stroll along the brilliant-turquoise Ljubljanica River before arriving at the distinctively-pink Franciscan Church of the Annunciation. Just across the church was the three-bridge Triple Bridge (evidently, of course), which I crossed after making a brief tour around Congress Square. Not too far was the simple, but elegant Cobblers’ Bridge, and I made my way to Prešeren Square, which is the pedestrian plaza that’s bustling with people, restaurants, and souvenir shops. In the center is the towering Robba Fountain, marble-made and dating from the 18th century.

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Ljubljanica River (with the Franciscan Church in the background).
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Triple Bridge.
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Cobbler’s Bridge (with Ljubljana Castle in the background).
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At Prešeren Square.

Perched on a nearby hill is the Ljubljana Castle– unfortunately, I didn’t have time to go up and visit, so I made my way back to the bus station. Before that, I made one last, short stop at Nebotičnik, a skyscraper which offered *free* views of the city (including the castle) from its top deck. The sights were lovely, and after taking some photos, I headed down and back to the bus station. I grabbed a small frozen yogurt at a restaurant near the station, and soon enough caught my bus to Venice.

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Views from Nebotičnik.

Overall, I’d only gotten a glimpse of Ljubljana that day. I pretty much rushed through the highlights for photos, and it would’ve been nice to have had more time to slow down and take my time with the sights– I also forgot to buy a postcard there, so that gives me all the more reason to return and see Slovenia!

More travel posts coming soon– until then!

— The Finicky Cynic

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