Cheap flights to Ljubljana
Slovenia’s capital is one of the best-kept travel secrets in Europe.
Often described as Prague in miniature, minus the crowds, compared to Salzburg for its setting and Vienna for its architecture, this city is a hodgepodge of European styles. But this is Central Europe after all, so expect plenty in the way of Baroque and Renaissance buildings and, of course, an old town packed with café-lined squares. And with a hilltop castle, a snaking emerald-green river and a surrounding countryside of hilly woodland, settings really don’t get much better than this.
The town of Idrija is renowned for producing intricate lace and you can pick up a web of designs at the Idrian Lace Sales Gallery in the Old Town (17 Mestni Trg).
Ljubljana's city centre is home to some of the finest art nouveau in the world. Wander along Miklosiceva for the best examples.
The statue you see overlooking Ljubljana's main square is that of tragic romantic poet France Preseren, who died heartbroken after an unrequited love for a much younger girl, Julija Primic.