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. Work out when and for how long to visit Metelkova and other Ljubljana attractions using our handy Ljubljana itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    It's also an important location in the history of Yugoslavian subversive youth cultue. Pretty fun clubs at night but not a ton to see during the day.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    It is almost a must visit at night for the bars and people watching. Felt safe the entire time and easy 20 minute walk from Old Town.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Visited here again whilst visiting Ljubljana... Quite easy to find just about 10 minutes walk from The Dragon Bridge... Wasn't much going on when we visited late afternoon one bar was open and a few p...  more »

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One of Europe's smaller capitals, Ljubljana offers fairly limited sleeping options, with most of its three- and four-star hotel rooms concentrated in and around the expensive city center. Travelers on a limited budget can explore the city's hostels, which offer small rooms with access to shared restrooms and common dining areas. If you need more privacy and space, rent an apartment on the outskirts of town, or check into one of the family-run guesthouses near the city's international airport.
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