It would be no great exaggeration to say that much of the beauty of Ljubljana could be laid at the feet of one man. Jože Plečnik was one of the pioneers of contemporary architecture, and to say his work left a distinct mark on Ljubljana (as well as Vienna and Prague) would be an understatement. In fact, to call it an understatement would be an understatement. Most of his work in our fair capital is from the period after 1921, when he returned from abroad, and this takes up the bulk of the tour available. The two-hour official tour requires booking ahead, is available in a number of languages and covers a large chunk of Plečnik’s work in the centre of town, including Tromostovje (Triple Bridge), the central markets and more. Prices start from €50 for groups of up to five people.
Alternatively, grab yourself a bicycle and see the whole lot, including Plečnik’s Žale and Navje cemeteries. To truly get under the skin of Ljubljana, an exploration of Plečnik’s oeuvre is a must.