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Metelkova

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Address: Ljubljana, Slovenia
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When you have nowhere else to go

you will find a lot of life in this part of Ljubljana. Great for the party, great for the one drink with your friend. A lot of bands, rock, etno, house, ragge and other types of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

you will find a lot of life in this part of Ljubljana. Great for the party, great for the one drink with your friend. A lot of bands, rock, etno, house, ragge and other types of music.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Large squat with art installations galour. Have a walk around it during the day to appreciate the detail of the designs etc but it will be pretty deserted. It really comes to life in the dark with a number of clubs opening their door and the groups of people drinking and smoking in the outside areas. Its probably not for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crazy, galactic potential that's not even marginally realized. A pleasant hippy-trippy-barbarian-stake-lite walk during the day and an absolute beast at times at the end of the week during midnight hours. Massive events are not uncommon in this joint and usually feature a dynamic range of artists and locations for long hours. An absolute must if you are in town. Yes,... More 

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Maribor, Slovenia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Area still needs a lot of cleaning and reorganising. On southern part is empty place with museums and on the north a huge parking during the day with dirty corners and no real big and useful toilets. Big nothing till the dark. Only vivid house is Celica. Bars (or clubs) need a lot of fresh air and cleaning, too. Crowd... More 

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Smederevo, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Metelkova itself used to be a small military garrison during the beginning of Slovenia's independence. After it was abandoned, some really creative and amazing young local people decided to 'occupy' this space, and create a magnificent, and authentic artistic and squatting space. This urban quarter has become a city's cult, since it became one of the main symbols of Ljubljana... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Metelkova really early in the morning to enjoy the quietness and really see the artistic part of it. It was incredibly quiet and that allowed me to spend time indulging in the shapes, colours, crazy forms, never ending imagination and sense of fun. I loved every bit of it.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit Metelkova cause it is stunning and surprisingly good part of the city! So much art on so small place! Great place for drinking and hanging out! Cheap price on beer in bars. Cool architecture and very close to train and bus station of Ljubljana! You should visit it!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is an autonomous, liberal squat situated in a former military barracks of the former Yugoslav National Army. It has become a commune that has become the focal point of the city's alternative cultural scene with live music in the evenings, theatre and art all around a maze of bars and canteens. It is deserted in the daytime! Reminded us... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Unfotunatly we visited only in the morning. That's why nobody was there, except from few guys who were drinking and didn't seem to me very friendly. The decoration and the art which is there is amazing. But in the morning you can only take a walk. I think the best way to visited is with a native

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

if you are in Ljubljana, you have to see this. it is a totally different area with lots of alternative things, you cna walk through it during the day. during the night there always a lot of people and you even have some clubs and bars where you can go to. its worth a visit. and its free of course.

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