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10/27/2013
Overall rating: 8
General opinion: I found Ljubljana a very nice country. There are many places to visit. For example for shopping & entertiment you stay in the capital Ljubljana where for rest & Relaxation you go to countryside; let say Bled. It's amazing place I will not forget it at all.
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Level 100
Overall rating: 6
General opinion:  A city by the river on which the mythological Argonauts carried the Golden Fleece, a city by a moor where the crannog dwellers once lived, a city with the rich heritage of Roman Emona, a city that was once the capital of the Province of Carniola and the capital of Napoleon’s Illyrian Provinces, a city of Renaissance, Baroque, and especially Art Nouveau facades, a city that boasts the greatest exhibition of the architecture of the master Jože Plecnik—all this is Ljubljana.
Ljubljana lies in a basin between the Karst and the alpine regions at 298 ... More metres above sea level. We like to say it is sufficiently large to contain everything that a capital should have, and small enough to preserve the individuality of its inhabitants. It is a city with a soul, featured by the Baroque Old Town which is nestled at the foot of Castle Hill, the Art Nouveau mansions as well as some of the masterpieces of the world renowned architect Jože Plecnik.
If one is to believe the legend, then the founder of Ljubljana was the Greek prince Jason, together with his companions, the Argonauts. According to the legend, Jason and the Argonauts, while fleeing from King Aites, from whom they had stolen the golden fleece, sailed from the Black Sea up the Danube, from the Danube into the Sava, and from the Sava into the Ljubljanica.
Around about here Jason encountered a terrible monster, which he fought and slew. This monster was the Ljubljana dragon, which now has its permanent abode on top of the castle tower on the Ljubljana coat of arms. At a national referendum held on December 23, 1990, the people of Slovenia voted for independence and sovereignity and on June 25, 1991, the Republic of Slovenia proclaimed its independence.
With this, Ljubljana became the capital of the new state, the heart of the political, economic, cultural and scientific life of the Slovene nation.
The significant mile stone for Ljubljana was Slovenia's accession to the European Union on 1 May 2004.
Ljubljana, with only some 276.000 inhabitants, combines the compactness of a small city with the facilities of a metropolis and, compared with other European capitals, remains a city on a human scale.

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User 23604
5/21/2012
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: I live here and I love Ljubljana!
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ljubljana castle
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lake bled
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3 bridges, dragon bridge
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User 19532
4/29/2012
Overall rating: 8
General opinion: I am going to visit there next months ending...
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Level 9
3/4/2012
Overall rating: 8
General opinion: it is okay
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