Situated along the Ljubljana Basin, Ljubljana, with a population of 270 thousand, is both the capital of Slovenia’s and its cultural, administrative and business centre. Formerly known as Laibach, Ljubljana is the youngest capital on the Continent.
It is divided by the Ljubljanica River, with the old parts of the city, and the castle overlooking it, located on the right bank.
A favourite meeting place for the young, Prešeren Square is the most lively square in the city; its most prominent feature is the Baroque style, Franciscan church dating from the 17th century.
A three-lane wide arch-bridge, made of stones – the Tromostovje – connects the Square to the cathedral on the opposite side of the Ljubljanica River.
The Town-Hall and the area in front of it is the most striking part of the city; it acquired its current character during the 18th century.
The castle is one of Ljubljana’s main tourist attractions, providing an all-round panorama of the city and its environs.