We wanted to see some folklore, but... no luck - there was no performance in town during our stay. The best that we could have was some live music, in a restaurant recommended at the tourist office.
It was a good idea, a good meal in a small esplanade, with a couple of senior guys playing across the street, with people and bicycles passing by, some of them with the indifference of locals, used to it.
Address: Trubarjevi cesti 40
Before going to Ljubljana I read that the night was not one of the top attractions in the city. I didn't mind, because nightlife is not my priority too, but I tried to find a place with folklore, or, at least, living local music.
I did fin it, but in a discreet bar like many other. And that seems to be the general program for the common people nights - a drink in a common bar.
The left side of the river, in the old city, has the greatest percentage of bars, but things seem too cool over there. Kongressni trg, by our hotel was more... alive, maybe the effects of Bachus and Cutty Sark side by side.
Free walking tours
I decided to join one of the advertised "free walking tours" starting in front of Franciscan church.
Well, it is a somewhat long experience in a short area, with many larges stops to explain some arguable details.
It was only two hours and I didn't stay until the end - a polite excuse, a discreet tip sliding to the guides hand, and I moved away, in my quicker rhythm.
A few things, however, I kept from that visit: The story of Julia Primic, the description of St Nicholas church, the confirmation that Ljubljana is so easy to visit that we may easily do it by ourselves and that I didn't miss any of the city's highlights. However, for someone without a book guide and any preparation these tours are a very good way to start the visit.
The people of Ljubljana adhered to bicycle as a good transport in town.
The city is plane, and though wit a good structure of public transport, claiming that all trips in town will last less than half an hour, the bicycle is common used all over the plane town, leaving them at the entrance of shops without any kind of safety precautions.
Tourists may use it too, with several renting points where you may book a bike for 5 € a day.
There are guided bike tours.