Metelkova, Ljubljana

3.6
See another side of Slovenia's capital in one of the alternative clubs of Metelkova. Often compared to Copenhagen's Kristiania, Metelkova is a self-declared "autonomous culture zone" occupying former military barracks painted with street art. Its seven buildings include a hostel set in a former prison, several clubs and live music venues, artist studios, art galleries, and the only women's center in the country. This city-within-a-city hosts numerous social and cultural events and is home to several community clubs for gays and lesbians, as well as for people with disabilities. Work out when and for how long to visit Metelkova and other Ljubljana attractions using our handy Ljubljana itinerary planner.
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  • I enjoy looking at “ street art” when visiting cities. It gives me a chance to see the “ underground art”. I find street art as an alternative to just visiting museums. This is a creative community wo...  more »
  • It will be because I am made like this, but the neighborhood and social center of Metelkova always excites me and I feel at home, surrounded by smiling and open people. Not to be missed if you are a traveller between 14 and 40 years old, there is always some concert, some musical evening, some special event. The urban and contemporary art observable at Metelkova is really dense, peculiar, imaginative and ingenious... If you are passionate you will spend hours watching the murals, the cyberpunk sculptures and the fantastic inventions made by the boys who occupy this neighbourhood, with great social activities and solidarity for the city. The then, unparalleled. It seems to be in Berlin, but also in a busy social center, but also in a modern and artistic neighborhood. Young people, don't miss it!
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