With 285,000 residents, Ljubljana is a compact walking city built to the human scale. It is renowned for its relaxed atmosphere, and as an extremely picturesque and green city. In fact, it is a recipient of the 2016 European Green Capital award.
It features a wealth of history, arts and culture, and an atmosphere that is both Central European and Mediterranean. The Old Town is full of outstanding architecture, a medley of styles from different periods in history, most notably the Baroque, bound together into one of the 20th century's most amazing total works of art by the famous Ljubljana-born architect and urban planner Jože Plečnik. Ljubljana's landmarks by Plečnik were recently included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Ljubljana's ongoing commitment to sustainability and a number of high-profile international accolades make it a destination whose overall tourist development has been carefully planned and well thought-out. Read more about sustainable tourism in Ljubljana.
One of the things that contribute to the residents' satisfaction with the quality of life and are also important to visitors is the feeling of safety. According to the safety index compiled by Numbeo (2020), Ljubljana ranks as high as 11th among 129 European cities and Slovenia as high as 8th among 80 countries worldwide.