Ljubljana, my city

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LJUBLJANA

Ljubljana is the capital and the biggest city in Slovenia. It has approximately 272 000 inhabitants. The biggest attractions of Ljubljana are Ljubljana castle, Open Kitchen, ZOO and Rožnik. It’s also well known by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.

Ljubljana castle is a medieval attraction. It was built in the 12th century. 200 years ago the castle was used as a prison and a partial military fort. Nowadays it’s used for weddings, culture events and exhibitions.

Open Kitchen is an event that happens on Fridays from March to October. Every Friday the best restaurants from Ljubljana and the surrounding area come to Pogačarjev square. There they sell food on stalls. I love this event because it’s interesting for tourists in Ljubljana and also for all of us who live here.

The Ljubljana ZOO has a lot of interesting animals like elephants, giraffes, seals, tigers, snakes,…  you can celebrate your birthday here and then you and your friends can stroke and feed animals.

Rožnik is a popular promenade hill. On the top, there is a church and an inn. During the years of 1910 – 1917 Ivan Cankar lived on a farm where there is an inn today. On the 30th anniversary of his death, there was placed the statue of him.

Jože Plečnik was a very famous architect. He was born on 23rd January 1872. He designed the library NUK, promenade in Tivoli, Three Bridges, Žale cemetery,… he died on 7th January 1957, when he was 84 years old.

Tia Knez, 7. a

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