Ljubljana is a small, quiet capital of the modest country of Slovenia. Rare tourists make their way here; certainly not from Russia. And they are missing out: Ljubljana is beautiful.

The bus station and train station of Ljubljana are located slightly on the outskirts of the center, so upon arrival, there is a feeling of having arrived in a village.

The village is quite cozy, it must be said.

Then, out of nowhere, a helicopter suddenly lands in this village. Here, the tourist begins to suspect something.

Gradually, the village of Ljubljana begins to transform into a run-down urban settlement. Modest four-story buildings with humble playgrounds start appearing.

Then, for a moment, several rows of panel high-rise buildings grow and disappear just as quickly.

And after that, the absolutely beautiful Ljubljana begins. The village transitions into charming narrow streets, reminiscent of Vilnius’ Užupis.

One of my architect friends said that the future of street art is an impeccably classic mansion, completely covered in graffiti.

Ljubljana is the first city to implement this concept. The entire old town district is simultaneously clean and entirely covered in graffiti.

It’s astonishing: people are sitting in hipster cafes, surrounded by excellent architecture, but everything is marred by graffiti.

This is wonderful.

Somewhere, shoes on power lines signify the location of drug sales. In Ljubljana, it’s an art installation.

I don’t know how this miracle came to be here. Was it intentionally painted or simply a result of tiredness in fighting vandalism?

In any case, it turned out really cool. A new trend in urban culture. Let’s call this genre “neovandalism.”

It is important to understand that before covering the entire city with tags, it is necessary to first restore the buildings. Otherwise, neovandalism won’t happen, but rather it will turn into a drug den.

The graffiti district from the outside.

The nearby waterfront. All the streets are filled with cafes and restaurants. Ljubljana residents are celebrating the arrival of spring.

The charm of Ljubljana truly begins on this waterfront. Here, the historic architecture ends, and Ljubljana transitions into a compact and incredibly beautiful European city.

The main square of Ljubljana.

In the center of Ljubljana, there are many buildings in the Art Nouveau and Neo-Renaissance styles. A beautiful residential building near the central square.

The main store and hotel in the center.

The National Philharmonic.

The streets in the center of Ljubljana.

The houses along the waterfront.

The facades.


But Ljubljana doesn’t end there. In the center of the capital, there is a medieval castle situated on a huge hill. Look over there, it peeks out from behind the houses.

The view of Ljubljana from above is divine.

360-degree panoramic view from the observation tower of the old castle.

Slovenia is a beautiful country with a beautiful and vibrant capital, Ljubljana.