Ljubljana is a city that people often return to, be it because of work or because of pleasant memories of previous visits. It is similar to a number of other pleasant European cities – yet it is different – and if you want to be fully assured that Ljubljana is an interesting, pretty and friendly place then just ask the locals – they love it. Ljubljana is the political and cultural heart of the Slovenian nation. It is an important European commercial, business, exhibition and congressional centre as well as the transport, science and education centre of Slovenia. Ljubljana is a city of culture. It is home to numerous theatres, museums and galleries and with approximately 280,000 inhabitants, it classifies as the only Slovenian large town.