Best attractions in Slovenia to see this summer

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Looking for the best attractions in Slovenia to see this summer? Below, we have outlined several places that might warrant inclusion on your itinerary…

1) Old Town of Ljubljana

Begin your time in Slovenia by exploring the old quarter of Ljubljana, its capital city. With architecture influenced by the days of the Austrian Empire, and plenty of green spaces where you can appreciate the beauty of the river, enjoying oneself comes easy in this surprising city centre.

When the time comes to refuel, there are plenty of restaurants where you can chill out while having lunch/dinner, or a coffee as the populace of this stylish city walks by.

2) Ljubljana Castle

Next, head up the slope above the old town centre and check out Ljubljana Castle. This fortification has stood guard over this city for almost 900 years, protecting it from all manners of external threats, and while the view from here is nothing short of fantastic, there is more to this historical attraction than simply the view it affords of the Ljubljana area.

The art that hangs in its walls is a treat to look at, St. George’s Chapel is breathtaking in its simplicity, and best of all, the grounds of this public gathering place costs nothing to access.

As such, the citizens of Ljubljana love to spend time here, and in the evenings during the summer, concerts and outdoor movies are often shown here.

3) Postojna Cave

Head underground into Postojna Cave next, as this natural attraction is one of the most extensive subterranean systems in Slovenia. Opened as a tourist attraction in 1884, this cave was lit up with electric lights before the capital city of Ljubljana was fitted with them.

This ensured a steady of flow of visitors, except for a brief pause during the Second World War. During this time, the fuel that the Germans stowed in the cave caught fire, causing the permanent blackening of the cave entrance with the soot from the resulting smoke.

4) Lake Bled

Finally, do not leave the nation of Slovenia without spending a few days on the shores of Lake Bled.

Easily one of this country’s most enduring national icons, this lake has adorned thousands of postcards with its views of island chateaus and clifftop castles, both of them fronted by the placid waters of the timeless body of water.

It is also a great place to go for a dip during the hot summers that can often affect this part of Southern Europe.

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