WDEC in Žale cemetery, Ljubljana

Žale cemetery Ljubljana
A free guided tour around the cemetery.
During the Week of Discovering European Cemeteries (WDEC), which takes place within the framework of the Association of Significant Cemeteries in Europe (ASCE), this year we will organise free guided tours around the Žale cemetery

 Guided tours of the cultural heritage of the Žale cemetery will be held twice a day from 30 May 2022 to 5 June 2022.

The guide will be waiting for you in front of the administrative building at Plečnikovih Žalah (Plečnik's propile) at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.. 

During the guided tour you will visit the famous Plečnik's Žale, the graves of well-known Slovenians, the works of famous architects and sculptors, and other important parts of the Žale cemetery, which is actually an outdoor museum

Cemeteries as a cultural heritage are an important part of our history and art, and therefore are the tourist attractions of cities where one can feel the history and culture of the local population. 

One such is also the Žale cemetery. Due to its high cultural, historical and artistic value, it is one of the most beautiful European cemeteries. Many giants of our history are buried at the Žale cemetery: poets, writers, sculptors, painters, composers, architects, actors, engineers, politicians, athletes, etc. 

There are also many cemeteries from the I. and II. World War II in the cemetery and other memorials. 

The cemetery is also important as the second largest city (Ljubljana) park and is interesting in all seasons of the year.