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Metelkova, Ljubljana

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See another side of Slovenia's capital in one of the alternative clubs of Metelkova. Often compared to Copenhagen's Kristiania, Metelkova is a self-declared "autonomous culture zone" occupying former military barracks painted with street art. Its seven buildings include a hostel set in a former prison, several clubs and live music venues, artist studios, art galleries, and the only women's center in the country. This city-within-a-city hosts numerous social and cultural events and is home to several community clubs for gays and lesbians, as well as for people with disabilities. Arrange to visit Metelkova and other attractions in Ljubljana using our Ljubljana trip itinerary planner.
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  • Area still needs a lot of cleaning and reorganising. On southern part is empty place with museums and on the north a huge parking during the day with dirty corners and no real big and useful toilets. ...  more »
  • Metelkova itself used to be a small military garrison during the beginning of Slovenia's independence. After it was abandoned, some really creative and amazing young local people decided to 'occupy' t...  more »
  • I went to Metelkova really early in the morning to enjoy the quietness and really see the artistic part of it. It was incredibly quiet and that allowed me to spend time indulging in the shapes, colour...  more »