Ljubljana boasts many attractions – a rich cultural heritage and tradition and the most modern lifestyle infrastructure making it the economic, political, administrative and cultural centre of Slovenia. Despite its small size, its versatility and many options place Ljubljana alongside the largest European capitals.
A visit to Ljubljana can be a real shopping adventure, especially if you visit BTC City Ljubljana, one of the largest business, shopping, recreation, entertainment and cultural centres in Europe, stretching over 475,000 m2. Visitors can shop at more than 450 specialised stores offering various goods from food, cosmetics and clothes to household goods, all in the one place. Versatile and competitive, BTC City Ljubljana consistently adopts new trends and attracts approximately 21 million visitors from Slovenia and abroad each year.
Oasis of Expirience
BTC City Ljubljana is increasingly becoming a popular tourist destination and a true oasis of experiences for local and foreign guests. BTC City Ljubljana offers a harmony of numerous activities which take care of fun at every step. Apart from shopping, visitors can choose from one of the many sporting and recreational opportunities, they can visit the cinema or see a theatre performance, have fun at the entertainment centre and experience first-rate food and accommodation. There is no room for boredom in the summer holidays.
Atlantis Water City
Atlantis Water City opens its door to visitors 365 days a year, aware that high summer temperatures call for much needed refreshment. The recreational-entertainment centre stretches over 15,000 m2 and its wealth of options places it amongst the most modern European water parks. Many different themes intertwine at Atlantis (Adventure World, Thermal Temple, Sauna Land) and each has its own stories which are a part of the wonderful combinations of artificial and natural light and natural elements.
Atlantis Water City offers 16 swimming pools, toboggans, artificial waves and a descent through an underground cave for the young ones and those craving fun. A true oasis of relaxation can be found, visitors can unwind in the 15 minute thematic saunas and various baths. The smell of the healing sea salt, the feeling of the picturesque and tasty Mediterranean, the scents of ancient olive trees and green algae will create a unique experience for everyone. Atlantis also offers numerous massages, cosmetic services and hair treatments.
A visit to Crystal Palace, the most recent addition to BTC City Ljubljana, is a special experience. It is a uniquely designed space, devised as a combination of the varied and versatile programme in which premium business and trade activities intertwine with an excellent, exclusive service programme, catering to the demands and needs of 21st century consumers. From 2010 Crystal Palace has been the tallest business building in Slovenia, not only boasting the best architectural solutions but also the highest environmental standards.
Crystal Palace prides itself on the Shopping Gallery which is home to prestigious brands including Vita Mea, Yves Rocher, Terminal 1, Individuauomo, Henri Lloyd, Glam, Espresso, iStyle Apple Premium Reseller, Jones, Rolf Benz, Björn Borg, Forma F+, Garmin, Steklarna Rogaška-Oskar Kogoj, Babadu, Venera shop – Erotic Boutique and the De luxe fashion store. It also houses SKB Bank, drycleaner – Čisto belo laundrette and the exclusive 3dva kiosk. After shopping, you can go to the di Vino restaurant or the highest coffee shop in the city, Twenty Cafe, where you can enjoy the unusual view across the Alps and Ljubljana, taste the superb food and take a stroll on the green roof terrace.
Crystal Palace also offers an excellent relaxation programme in the Aktivita Healthness wellness centre and two cosmetics salons.
There is also the Children Centre Beti and Cej in the D Hall where qualified teachers help children of 3 to 12 spend their free time in a quality manner while their parents run errands at BTC City. The concept of the Children Centre is based on encouraging children to establish a positive attitude toward sport, building their creativity and foreign language learning in workshops.
Summer at BTC City is the time for mini golf which attracts the young and the young at heart, tennis in the Millenium sports centre or ten pin bowling at the Arena Play & Party which is home to 28 of the most modern and computer managed bowling lanes and an entertainment centre which is extremely popular and suitable for recreational or more serious games. Every weekend there are family bowling events, evenings with live music and the opportunity to watch the most important sporting matches.
BTC City never sleeps – not even at night. To see a good film you should visit the megacomplex Kolosej with 12 cinemas, 3,400 seats and the latest films. All the cinemas are equipped with the latest audio-visual technology and excellent acoustics. If you want to experience the charm of a Las Vegas casino you are invited to Rio Casino where you can try your luck on four electronic roulette machines and 168 attractive slot machines.
Modern Hotel Accommodation
In June, the Plaza Hotel Ljubljana, the first BTC City hotel, welcomed its first guests. The hotel boasts 236 modern and spacious rooms, including 25 junior suites, two business suites and the luxurious Plaza Executive Suite. The Plaza Hotel offers its guests the unique experience of a productive working environment, relaxing and comfortable repose and an exquisite culinary offer. Guests can opt for Plaza packages which includes various discounts in BTC City and sightseeing tours in Ljubljana and its surroundings.