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Ljubljana’s Top 5 Pubs for St Patrick’s Day

As everyone who has read the relevant Wikipedia page knows, Saint Patrick (Latin: Patricius; Irish: Pádraig [ˈpˠaːd̪ˠɾˠəɟ], Old Irish: Cothraige) was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the “Apostle of Ireland”, he is the primary patron saint of Ireland, along with saints Brigit of Kildare and Columba. He is also venerated in the Anglican Communion, ...

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    In 1821, Ljubljana Became The Center Of The World

    In the early 19th century, Ljubljana was a small Hapsburg town of around 20,000 people. For a few months in 1821, however, heads of state from around Europe briefly made Ljubljana the center of international politics and diplomacy. Between January and May of that year, Ljubljana was the venue for the second congress of the Holy Alliance, which united most ...

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      Slovenia’s Tobacco Giant

      Ljubljana has long served as the cultural capital of the Slovenian people, but the city has also had an important industrial sector. For generations, it was the home to a tobacco processing plant that provided employment for thousands of townspeople and established an enviable reputation. The Ljubljana Tobacco Factory was set up 1871. From makeshift facilities in a former sugar ...

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        Streetcars Gave Ljubljana a Big-City Flavor

        For much of the 20th century, the distinctive clatter of streetcars (also known as trolley cars or trams) could be heard on the streets of Ljubljana. A massive crowd turned out to witness their retirement, and many people still wistfully remember the city’s first form of public transportation. It all began in 1900, when Ljubljana’s visionary mayor, Ivan Hribar, announced ...

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          Ljubljana Becomes Greenest City in Europe

          Ljubljana has formally turned into Europe’s Green Capital 2016, the EU title it was awarded for its sustainable development over the past ten years. “Once white, today green,” PM Miro Cerar said as he addressed a high-profile ceremony on Thursday evening. The Slovenian capital celebrated the green title with a series of events culminating this evening with the ceremony at ...

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            In 1821, Ljubljana Became The Center Of The World

            In the early 19th century, Ljubljana was a small Hapsburg town of around 20,000 people. For a few months in 1821, however, heads of state from around Europe briefly made Ljubljana the center of international politics and diplomacy. Between January and May of that year, Ljubljana was the venue for the second congress of the Holy Alliance, which united most ...

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              European Green Capital of 2016 Ljubljana Listed on Top Ten Cities

              Winning the well-deserved accolade of European Green Capital of 2016, the elegant Slovenian capital boasts a wealth of green spaces. If you’re feeling green yourself, the car-free centre is perfect to explore by bicycle, or else you can navigate a stand-up paddle-board along the gorgeously green Ljubljanica river that flows through the centre. Low prices mean you can find brilliant ...

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                Festive December in Ljubljana (Video)

                This is a story about a little girl delivering a Christmas gift to someone quite special. It takes place in the fairy tale-like setting of advent Ljubljana, lively with the traditional festive fair and numerous free open-air events.   Source: Visit Ljubljana YouTube Channel

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                  Survey Ranks Ljubljana World’s 13th Most Bicycle-Friendly City

                  Copenhagenize Design Company, an international consultancy specialising in bicycle urbanism, has listed Ljubljana among the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world. The Slovenian capital ranks 13th on a list topped by Copenhagen and followed by Amsterdam and Utrecht. This is the first time Ljubljana was noticed in the compiling of what is already a traditional list that included 122 cities ...

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