While summer might be coming to an end, Ljubljana still has much to offer. End of August will provide an opportunity to enjoy a free Nights in Old Ljubljana Town festival (23-25/8) while the summer Festival Ljubljana of classical music still offers a few outstanding performances. Or climb up to the castle for the Punč stand-up comedy festival (22-26/8) with several international stand up comedians doing the gig in English.
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While you might not be familiar with her name, she is one of the most renowned Slovenian female painters of all times.
Her two most known pieces - Summer & Woman Drinking Coffee - can be seen as part of the largest retrospective of her legacy in 40 years and marking the 100th anniversary of the National Gallery, the Slovenia Louvre.
English guided tours are offered every Sunday at 10am throughout July and August. Cost: €5
There's no excuse to buy one of those €1 'Made in China' fridge magnets if you can buy a creative, locally-produced item instead.
The ARTish Festival takes place most Saturdays at Gornji trg while the Embankment/Breg hosts the Ljubljana Art Market every Saturday. Breg is the location each Sunday of Ljubljana's Antique Flea Market.
If looking for a refreshment (or need a healthy exercise), we suggest a dip at Ljubljana’s funky outdoor Olympic pool. Re-opened two years ago and just 15 min walk from the old town, Kopališče Kolezija offers a true refreshment. It’s one of those hidden treasures of Ljubljana, hidden from the tourists. Open daily 6:30-22:00. Tickets: €9 (Mon-Fri), €11 (w/end). €5 after 19:00.
is a great local initiative, providing reading spaces in parks and other public spaces. Every weekend, they sprung up in Park Tivoli (the pond), Kongresni trg/Park Zvezda, Trnovo Riverside and Petkovšek Embankment, many of them accompanied by some special events. Check locations and opening times here.
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