Snapshots of Europe: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana, the dragon city (the symbol of the city and on the city coat of arms, symbolising strength, courage and might), is the capital of Slovenia and a charming place with a long history dating back to the Roman military and beyond (the first settlers were there around 2000 BC but true urban settlement did not begin until the second half of the 12th century). From the Ljubljana Castle high on the hill overlooking the city (the original fortress dates back to the 11th and 12th century but what you see today is mostly from the 15th century walls to the 16th/17th century buildings) to the famous Triple Bridge (the original main bridge was opened in 1842 then the two side footbridges were added in 1932) and the mighty Dragon Bridge (opened to traffic in 1901, in my opinion all bridges should be Dragon bridges!) over the Ljubljanica River there are plenty of sights to take in.

Ljubljana Castle and the view of the city from its ramparts Slovenia
Ljubljana Castle and the view of the city from its ramparts
Ljubljana Castle Slovenia
Ljubljana Castle
Triple Bridge Slovenia
Triple Bridge
The Dragon Bridge Ljubljana Slovenia
The Dragon Bridge

The legend is that after Jason and the Argonauts had stolen the golden fleece they were passing through the region to return to Greece and came across a monster in a marsh. They fought and defeated this monster, which was to become known as the Ljubljana dragon!

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Bob Ramsak says:

    Happy to see you enjoyed your visit. Next time, stay a little longer. 🙂

    1. Deano says:

      Thanks I sure did. I travelled to Maribor, Ljubljana, Bled and a couple of other places. Great country!

  2. Ishita says:

    Slovenia is wonderful!

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