Planning a trip to Slovenia in the near future? If the answer is yes, then we got just the right article for you! Check out our pick for the best places to visit in Slovenia.
With so many amazing sights, putting together a compilation of top tourist attractions in Slovenia is no easy task. The following list, however, should give a good indication of why foreign tourists visit Slovenia every year. Explore the best places to visit in Slovenia.
BLED LAKE: Simply put, Bled Lake is one of the most romantic destinations on the continent. A crystal blue lake, protected by a castle overlooking the waters with a none-more-idyllic island in the middle, Bled Lake is a Disney scene come to life. No wonder Lake Bled is one of the best places to visit in Slovenia.
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LIPICA STUD FARM: Lipica is famous worldwide for its Lipizzaner horses, and the stud farm here has over 400 years of history behind it. The horses are as elegant as can be, and modern presentations (be they interactive displays or classical exhibits) showcase this clearly. That is why Lipica is one of the best places to visit in Slovenia as it is filled with cultural and historic heritage.
PIRAN: It is said that Piran is to the Adriatic what Bled is to the Alps and what Slovenia as a whole is to Central Europe: tiny, friendly and overwhelmingly picturesque. With Slovenia’s nest square and one of Europe’s most dramatically situated churches, there is plenty to fall in love with here. No wonder Piran is one of the best places to visit in Slovenia. You will fall in love with Piran just like us!
POSTOJNA CAVE: With more than 20km of galleries already found within, Postojna is home to the most visited show cave in Europe. Open every day all year long, only a fraction of these galleries are open to the public, but it is di cult to do justice to the majesty of the caves with mere words. The amazing Postojna cave is without one of the best places to visit in Slovenia.
LJUBLJANA CASTLE: Arguably the capital’s most recognizable sight, Ljubljana Castle sits atop the hill around which the city grew. It has gone under many reconstructions over the centuries and is chock-full of points of interest, but the panoramas of the city it provides are worth the trip alone. That is why Ljubljana castle is one of the best places to visit in Slovenia.
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LOGAR VALLEY: A truly stunning glacial alpine valley, Logar Valley is located deep in the heart of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. An excellent starting point for many gorgeous hikes, the natural sights of this area take the breath away. If you are looking for some amazing sights and hiking trails then Logar Valley will be one of the best places to visit in Slovenia.
ŠKOCJAN CAVES: A UNESCO World Heritage site, Škocjan caves are one of only three caves in the world to gain such distinction. Located just outside the town of Divača, a plethora of sites within the caves are waiting to be discovered.
TRIGLAV NATIONAL PARK: Covering some 4% of Slovenia’s landmass, Triglav National Park is a stunning landscape of jagged peaks, lush valleys, and forests. It comes to no surprise really that Triglav National Park is one of the best places to visit in Slovenia. Slovenia’s tallest mountain, Triglav, is the centerpiece, summiting at some 2864 meters high.
SOČA RIVER: With its emerald green waters, the Soča River gains new admirers with each passing year. The Soča is a haven for those who like their water sports to veer onto the adventurous side, yet also relaxing enough for an afternoon’s fishing. With plenty of amazing outdoor activities, one can try on the Soča river is one of the best places to visit in Slovenia.
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