Mount Saint Mary, Ljubljana

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Outdoor Activity · Hidden Gem
Access the top of Mount Saint Mary by a maintained and marked easy route with great views of the Alps. The hill includes and a restaurant and a church built in the Baroque style and dating to the 18th century. Also noted and worth looking for, a column erected by survivors of a plague outbreak and a wishing bell. Put Mount Saint Mary on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Ljubljana trip planning website.
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  • Šmarna gora is a hill with great view near the central part of Ljubljana. We used the easiest path to the top. It starts near the bridge over the Sava River. First part of the path is little hidden...  more »
  • If you want one of the best views near of Ljubljana, if you want around an hour of activity (walking) and if you want to become "true Ljubljančan", Šmarna gora it's a must 💪🔝  more »
  • A 2300 ft hill with phenomenal views of Ljubljana and its neighborhoods, as well as Julian and Karavanke Alps. It's steep but short, you can complete it in 20-30'. Very popular on weekends, partly...  more »
  • Magical road and view. The path is a medium difficulty in climbing, it takes around half an hour - 1 hour from the center of Šmartno. There are a lot of places for resting and some parts are also provided with auxiliary railing and wooden steps. There are a few traces for walking, ask locals about it. Enjoy! :)
  • Nice relax road
  • This is probably the most famous hill for people living in Ljubljana. It's close the city, it's a quick hike to the top (35-45 min), and the view is really nice. I recommend going there really early to see the sunrise. And it's really nice when you rise above the morning fog, so you have a feeling like you are above the clouds.
  • A great place to take a hike, right on the outsckirt of Ljubljana. The whole hike shouldn't take more then 2 hours.
  • Absolutely breathtaking view! Definitely worth taking the time to climb. From ljubliana you can purchase a bus ticket (easiest way is to purchase a return fair from the tourist information shops, however they can also be bought from a number of local points including the main train station.) It took us (not very fit, normal people) 45 minutes to get to the top, the more active people were doing so easily in 20! It is hard work, but so worth it. At the top is a small cafe, toilets and water fountain.

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