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Metelkova Tours

Metelkova
Ljubljana’s funky, graffiti-strewn enclave of Metelkova is the alternative epicenter of the city, an area stuffed full of grungy clubs and bars that lies north of the Ljubljanica River. Whether they’re into rock, punk or folk, gay bars or beery dives, this is the place of choice for party animals amid the harsh military architecture of Metelkova’s former army barracks. These were abandoned by the defunct Yugoslav army in 1990 and were on line for demolition when a band of squatters moved in to save them; now they are run as an autonomous cultural center, along similar lines to Christiania in Copenhagen. In addition to being a mecca for late-night revelers, Metelkova is the destination for flea-market fans, pop-up street entertainment and edgy art exhibitions; the streets are packed most days of the week but the action really kicks off over the weekend, when kids flock in from all over Central Europe.
Address: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Hours: Tues-Sun 10am–6pm

8 Tours and Activities to Experience Metelkova

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Ljubljana on and off the beaten track with a local

Ljubljana on and off the beaten track with a local

True, you heard it right. Ljubljana is a beautiful old town with centuries-old historic buildings, narrow streets, beautiful Baroque churches and monuments, numerous street cafes and restaurants. But Ljubljana is more than that. There are also buildings and areas in the center of town that once served military or manufacturing purposes and were abandoned due to contemporary political, social and economic circumstances. Since then these areas have been populated by squatters, artists and bohemians, who have turned them into zones of creativity, liberal thought, solidarity with marginalized social groups and into zones of independent arts. Join us on this tour, where we visit alternative parts of town, and we also walk through the old town past the sights that testify to the rich history of the city from the ancient Romans through the Middle Ages to the present.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.83
Price varies by group size
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$58.83
Price varies by group size

Ljubljana Cruiser Bike Tour

Ljubljana Cruiser Bike Tour

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Discover the beauty and culture of Ljubljana by bike on an afternoon city tour. Enjoy a 3-hour guided ride through Metelkova city, Tivoli Park and the Krakovo district. Cruise by stately landmarks such as the National Gallery and the Opera House, and view bustling public spaces like Central Market, Cobbler’s Bridge and French Revolution Square. Along the way, learn about the vibrant culture and history of Slovenia's treasured capital.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.20
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$42.20
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Small Group Walking Tour at Ljubljana Graffiti & Alternative Culture

Small Group Walking Tour at Ljubljana Graffiti & Alternative Culture

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This is the original alternative tour of Ljubljana. It is filled with alternative cultures, indie lifestyles, and graffiti and street art. This walking tour showcases the most colourful places and spaces in town like Metelkova, Rog Factory, ŠKUC gallery and Alkatraz gallery. It includes stories of local rebellion from the World War 2 Liberation Front to contemporary subcultures, and explores issues such as urban art, ecology, LGBTQ history, symbolic resistance, political art and radical ideas.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.05
Price varies by group size
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$36.05
Price varies by group size

Run With Me Ljubljana

Run With Me Ljubljana

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THE CASTLE RUN Our goal is to make our way up to and back from the historic, Ljubljana castle. Although we have some uphill running in the first half of the tour, the magnificent city view we experience from the castle makes it all worthwhile. Before we start the ascent, we will visit park Tivoli to see the exhibition of large-format photographs, open throughout the year. We take a different route to and from the castle, so manage to explore all of the city's major attractions, like the works of the famous 20th-century architect Jože Plečnik, Dragon bridge, Prešeren Square, Central market, Robba Fountain and many more… We will take care of the route, but you are in charge of the pace :)
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.16
Price varies by group size
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$32.16
Price varies by group size

Harley E-scooter Ljubljana Urban Tour (small group)

Harley E-scooter Ljubljana Urban Tour (small group)

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The best of urban, communist, alternative and classic Ljubljana with bonuses including the Castle and the Castle Hill views, as well as some of the most amazing Communist buildings and Street Art sites outside the town centre.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.23
Price varies by group size
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$72.23
Price varies by group size

Experience Ljubljana Bike Tour

Experience Ljubljana Bike Tour

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Hi, my name is Živa and I love hosting bike tours! I have been doing this for 5 years now. Why take my tour? Two reasons; I have lived in Ljubljana for most of my life and know it like the back of my hand, and my tours only allow 4 people at the time, making smaller, friendlier, and definitely more fun tours. So come, let's explore this amazing town together!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.12
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$24.12
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Ljubljana bike cruise | Private trip

Ljubljana bike cruise | Private trip

What a great way to explore Ljubljana – on wheels! Not only the main attractions, located in the pedestrian zone, but an unique opportunity to cover a wider area without skipping the cozy stops where locals enjoy soaking up the city vibe. Hop on a comfortable fat-tire stylish beach cruiser bicycle and enjoy Ljubljana from a different perspective. The main advantage of exploring the lively capital on two wheels is the ability to see interesting places outside of the pedestrian city center.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$223.07
per group
From
$223.07
per group
Taking safety measures

GAILY TOUR in LJUBLJANA - Gay & Lesbian Tour

GAILY TOUR in LJUBLJANA - Gay & Lesbian Tour

Ljubljana • Classic Tour Ljubljana • Gay Tour & Metelkova's Secrets  Ljubljana by Night • Gay Tour • Gay or Lesbian Friendly Tour Guide and/or Driver • Every Entrance Fee or Tasting described in the program
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.52
Price varies by group size
From
$108.52
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are Metelkova hours of operation?
A:
Metelkova hours of operation: Tues-Sun 10am–6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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