Destinations Ljubljana Guide Metelkova

Metelkova

Metelkova

Metelkova

METELKOVA – Ljubljana’s very own Christiania, Metelkova is an autonomous zone that exists through the persistence, creativity and determination of artists and squatters who fought for their right to party, and much more, in this former military barracks of the Yugoslav army following Slovenia’s successful bid for independence in 1991. Almost every facade of every building is covered, ground to gable, with graffiti, trencadis-style tiling or funky artwork of some kind: making Metelkova a street-art skansen by day. By night and a happy mix of students, hippies, hedonists, ravers and misbehavers come to smoke weed, or get drunk, either bringing their own beers, or ordering Bear’s Blood shots from the many bars and clubs. My favourite was Gala Hala (not to be confused with Jalla Jalla, which is also great), an authentic electro club and concert venue with a huge backyard/garden. Members of the LGBT community should definitely drop in on Tiffany’s.

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Masarykova cesta 24
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