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Ljubljana

A city by the river on which the mythological Argonauts carried the Golden Fleece is the capital city of Slovenia and its largest town. We can find here a wealth of culture, sights, activities and good old-fashioned fun. The city of Renaissance, Baroque, and especially Art Nouveau facades was once the capital of the Province of Carniola and the capital of Napoleon’s Illyrian Provinces. Ljubljana is regarded as the cultural, scientific, economic, political and administrative centre of Slovenia. The city is the seat of the central government, administrative bodies and all government ministries of Slovenia. The city nestling below the hill with Ljubljana Castle has a lively cultural life created by numerous theatres, museums, and galleries, one of the oldest Philharmonics in the world, cinemas, and more than ten thousand cultural events each year.

Maribor

Maribor is situated on the river Drava at the meeting point of the Pohorje Mountain. Maribor, a university and cultural center with an opera, theatre, museums, art galleries, and numerous events and many points of interest is the gateway to the Maribor Pohorje, a hilly recreational area to the southwest. It is the center of the Slovenian region of Lower Styria and its largest city. Maribor Airport is the second largest international airport in Slovenia.

Celje

Celje is the third largest city in Slovenia. We can find here time-warp historical centre, fabulous architecture, excellent museums and enormous castle looming over the picturesque Savinja River.

Postojna

Postojna is a town and a municipality in the traditional region of Inner Carniola. The town lies on the Pivka River. The entire municipality has a typical karstic landscape. The karst cave at Postojna, one of the largest in the world, is among Slovenia’s most popular attractions. A series of caverns, halls and passages are 20.5km long and two million years old, was hollowed out by the Pivka River, which enters a subterranean tunnel near the cave’s entrance.

Kranj

It is the Slovenia’s fourth-largest and most industrialized city which looks most picturesque when seen from across the Sava River, looking to the northeast. It is located approximately 20km north-west of Ljubljana. The city is now also known for its sporting facilities, we can find here the biggest aquatic centre in the country. The nucleus of the city is a well-preserved medieval old town, occupying the confluence of the Kokra and the Sava rivers.

Julian Alps

The Julian Alps are a mountain range of the Southern Limestone Alps that stretches from north-eastern Italy to Slovenia. Here is situated Slovenia’s highest mountain, Triglav. We can find here Triglav National Park, which includes almost all of the Alps and protects numerous endemic animal and plant species in a region of high Rocky Mountains, deeply cut river gorges.

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