Take a ride on the cultural carousel in 2018
Culture is the backbone of the identity of a nation. And in the coming two years we will be placing a particular emphasis on it. In the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 we will proudly present our cultural heritage and the modern creativity by which we make our mark in the world. We will also be celebrating some major anniversaries which represent milestones in both Slovenian culture and tourism. We will be marking the 200th anniversary of guided tours of the subterranean Karst wonder, the Postojna Cave, and the 100th anniversary of the treasury of Slovenian fine arts, the National Gallery in Ljubljana. Slovenia will also be joining the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. It’s time for culture!
The romantic historical town centres of the coastal town of Piran, the oldest Slovenian town of Ptuj, the mighty castle high above Celje, Lake Bled, an Alpine pearl with a unique island in the middle of it, the vibrant and picturesque capital city of Ljubljana, the elegant white Lipizzaner horse, and the mysterious underground world of Postojna Cave with the incredible Predjama Castle nearby. These are the images that will make a strong impression on you when you visit Slovenia. Save a piece of these iconic images in your hearts and in your photographs to share with your friends.
The oldest in the world
Did you know that Slovenia is home to artefacts that are considered to be the oldest in the world? At the National Museum in Ljubljana, see the oldest flute, which is over 60 thousand years old, and a somewhat younger, 5200-year-old wooden wheel with an axle. Discover what kind of a needle was used for sewing 30 thousand years ago by visiting the Celje Regional Museum. And don’t miss a 400-year old grapevine growing in Maribor’s Lent area.
As you take a stroll through the Slovenian capital city, Ljubljana, you will encounter incredible architectural treasures designed by the well-known Slovenian architect, Jože Plečnik. Tromostovje (the Three Bridges), the National and University Library, the Križanke summer theatre – these are just some of the buildings designed by this renowned architect. You can also admire his masterpieces in other places in Slovenia.
Slovenia has produced many exceptional individuals who have been ground-breaking in various areas of life and helped shape world history. Visionary inventors, talented composers, exceptional women whose beauty and genius took the world by storm ... Discover their stories and explore Slovenia's towns and cities, from which these exceptional Slovenians hail.
Cultural events in Slovenia
There’s always something interesting happening in culture. Be a part of cultural events around Slovenia.
The International Street Theatre Winter Festival Ana Mraz 2018
26. - 30.12.2018More
Merry December in Kranj
03. - 31.12.2018More
Ivana Kobilca (1861–1926): "Painting is something beautiful ..."
21.06.2018 - 10.02.2019More
The gold of Chinese emperors
16.08.2018 - 15.02.2019More
Festive December in Ljubljana
30.11.2018 - 02.01.2019More
New Year's Concert by The Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra