Ljubljana is the political and cultural heart of the Slovenian nation. Thanks to its geographical position, it is an important European commercial, business, exhibition and congress center as well as the transport, science and educational center of Slovenia. Ljubljana has about 270,000 inhabitants and is considered a city that suits both its residents and many visitors. Even though it is a middle-sized European city, it maintains the friendliness of a small town and simultaneously possesses the characteristics of a metropolis. Here, at the meeting point of the cultures of east and west, the old comes together in harmony with the new. Renowned for being a major regional center of culture, business, media and science, Ljubljana also takes pride in its image as a green city. It is a very unique city dotted with pleasant picturesque places where you can expect all kinds of nice little surprises.
Ljubljana is a city of culture. It is home to numerous theatres, museums and galleries and boasts of one of the oldest philharmonic orchestras in the world. For the people of Ljubljana, culture is a way of living and thinking and is very much a part of their everyday life. Over 10,000 cultural events take place in the city each year, including 14 international festivals. These events allow both the inhabitants and visitors of Ljubljana to enjoy artists from different fields of music, theater and fine arts through to the alternative and avant-garde.
Given its geographical position and short distances between places in Slovenia, Ljubljana presents a perfect base for exploring the country's diverse features and beauty. Within a single day, you can visit the Slovenian coast and high mountainous regions and experience the Mediterranean, Alpine and continental climate.
For tourist information about Ljubljana, please visit the web site www.visitljubljana.si.