The young country’s vibrant capital, Ljubljana, is bristling with history and culture. Designed by the talented Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik, the town’s streets are lined with many colorful buildings; the Triple bridges connect the old town to the modern town across the Ljubljanica River. Naturally beautiful as well, Ljubljana won the European Green Capital Award for 2016 because of its efficient pedestrian and cycling systems and large clean, green areas within the city. Experience its charming streets on the free historical walking tours that are available throughout the year, or explore its more alternative graffiti-covered neighborhoods, like Metelkova. Put a love padlock on one of its bridges or stroll along the Central Market. This charming town is waiting to be explored.