Attractions in Slovenia

Slovenia – places of interest

Slovenia has a large number of interesting attractions to offer, but only one is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit for Slovenia a diverse destination for active holidaymakers.

These are the Skocjan Caves. In the caves there are impressive stalactite formations to visit, the more than a hundred meters deep canyon of the Reka and a natural bridge at a height of forty meters.

But the other sights of Slovenia should also be seen. You should definitely not miss the Franciscan Church of the Annunciation in Ljubljana. The church was built in the seventeenth century. A magnificent staircase was added in the nineteenth century.

You should also see the St. Nikolay Cathedral in Ljubljana. It was built in the eighteenth century. Originally it was a hall church with two chapels. The highlight of the church is the impressive library with wonderful vault paintings.

A visit to the Ursuline Church of the Trinity is certainly particularly interesting. It was built in Ljubljana in 1718. The building is in Venetian Baroque style.

You should also have seen Krizanke in Ljubljana. This is a monastery of the German order of knights from the twelfth century. The original condition of the building has not been preserved as it has been structurally altered several times over the centuries. Today Krizanke houses a summer theater.

The pilgrimage church on the Smarna Gora hill is also worth a visit. The church was built in 1712. Above all, it has wonderful frescoes from the mid-eighteenth century.

Slovenia has a long list of other sacred buildings to offer. But there are a lot of other buildings in the country that have influenced the country’s culture.

One of these buildings would be the Slovenian Theater Museum. Here you can find out everything about the history of Slovenian theater. The visit here is certainly fun, as there are not only old pictures or texts to be seen here. The museum has an extensive film and video depot.

You should definitely not miss a detour to the city gallery.. There are various exhibitions of contemporary Slovenian art to visit.

But Ljubljana Castle should also be on the list of sights to see. The building on the imposing Schlossberg was erected in the sixteenth century. Before construction could begin, the two previous buildings were removed.
In the museum of the castle there is an exhibition about the settlement of the region.

In the Ljubljana’s City Museum you can learn everything about the city’s history. The building itself is also a historical sight, as it dates from 1575.

The Jakopic Garden in Ljubljana is an impressive open-air museum. Here you can visit the exhibits of a Roman archaeological site. Parts such as house foundations or mosaics are shown.

In the archaeological open-air museum in the city you can see a whole collection of early Christian ruins from the fifth century.

The Villa Bartolomei in Nova Gorica is also worth a visit. Here you can find out everything about the history of the region in an exhibition.

Other Slovenian sights that should not be missed are the Architecture Museum in Ljubljana, the State Opera, the Skofia Loka Castle and the Ethnographic Museum, etc.

There are even some natural beauties to visit in Slovenia. One of the most impressive would be the Triglav National Park. The park covers almost the entire Slovenian part of the Julian Alps.

The botanical garden is one hundred percent worth a visit. It was created in 1810. There are over four thousand five hundred species of plants to marvel at. But you can not only see the native flora of Slovenia here, but plants from all over the world.

The Ljubljansko moorland not far from Ljubljana is something special. Nature lovers in particular are in the right place here, as there are many rare species of plants and birds to be seen here.

Other well-known natural beauties of Slovenia are the Pokljuka ridge, the Savica fall, the Boka waterfall, the Polosk cave, the Krizna cave and the Rakov Skocjan.

Slovenia climate

For the most part, Slovenia has a temperate climate with four seasons. Overall, however, three climate zones can be distinguished. The northwest has an alpine climate with strong Atlantic influences and heavy rainfall. The temperatures in the Alpine valleys are moderate in summer and cold in winter. The coast and a large part of Primorska (up to the So? A valley) has a Mediterranean climate with warm, sunny almost all year round weather and mostly mild winters (although the cold and dry northeast wind Burja can occur from time to time). Almost all of Eastern Slovenia has a continental climate with hot to very hot summers and cold winters.

Slovenia receives the most precipitation in late spring (May and June) and autumn (October and November). The amount of precipitation varies, but averages around 900 mm in the east, 1,300 mm to 1,600 mm in the central part of the country (Ljubljana), 1,100 mm to 1,300 mm on the coast and up to 3,500 mm in the Alps. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of -2 ° C, July is the warmest (19-23 ° C). The mean annual temperature is around 10 ° C in Ljubljana, 7 ° C in the mountains and 13.5 ° C on the coast. The number of hours of sunshine per year in Slovenia is between 1,500 and 2,300, Portoro tops the list here.

Attractions in Slovenia