Centuries of Architecture in One City
Ljubljana - Slovenia

Discover Ljubljana's unique architecture in 45 mins! From Romanesque to Art Nouveau & Jože Plečnik's iconic Expressionist style.

45 minutes

Pay what you like
Upcoming tours
Saturday June 10, 2023
at 3:30pm

About the tour

Welcome to Ljubljana, the vibrant capital of Slovenia, a city that boasts a rich history and a unique blend of architectural styles. On this tour, we'll take you on a journey through the ages, exploring the diverse influences that have shaped the city's landscape and character.

In the circle of 1 mile we'll have a tour in the heart of Ljubljana's historic district, where you'll be surrounded by stunning examples of Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture. Admire the Ljubljana Castle, and the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, all of which are remarkable examples of these classical styles.

Next, we'll move on to the flourishing Baroque period, where the buildings become more lavish and decorative. As we walk through the streets, you'll be transported back in time to a period of grandeur and opulence, with buildings such as the Franciscan Church of the Annunciation showcasing the elaborate Baroque style.

As we continue our journey, we'll arrive at the era of Classicism, characterized by simplicity, symmetry, and a return to the ideals of ancient Greece and Rome. Here, you'll see buildings such as the National Assembly and the Slovenian Philharmonic, with their elegant facades and restrained ornamentation.

But that's not all – Ljubljana also boasts a unique Art Nouveau style, characterized by its flowing lines, organic forms, and natural motifs. We'll see buildings which exemplify the joyful and exuberant Art Nouveau style.

But perhaps the most unique and distinctive architectural style in Ljubljana is the Expressionist style of Jože Plečnik. Known as the "Gaudi of Ljubljana," Plečnik left an indelible mark on the city, creating some of its most beloved and iconic buildings.

All of this, in just 45 minutes! Mateja will ensure that you come away with a deep appreciation for the city's unique history, character, and architecture. Book your tour today, and discover the beauty and wonder of Ljubljana for yourself!

Meet your guide


Živjo! Hi, my name is Mateja and I come from Slovenia.

I am an independent entrepreneur and mainly work as a tourist guide, tour manager, destination consultant and turist guide trainer.

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