The most interesting among the gifts and souvenirs that you can take home to remind you of your visit of Ljubljana and the Central Slovenia are those connected to the tradition of local arts and crafts.
Galerija Rustika (walking distance from Urban hotel 19 minutes): is a souvenir shop specializing in folk arts and crafts. Apart from offering typical souvenirs of Slovenia, it also makes and sells replicas of traditional, 18th and 19th century wooden arts and crafts items from around Slovenia, and sells products from various Slovenian handicraftsmen marketed under the common brand name of Art&Craft Slovenia.
Lectarija museum shop (walking distance from Urban hotel 17 minutes): run by the MadeInSlovenija.net society in collaboration with the Slovene Ethnographic Museum, is a reconstruction of Ljubljana’s original Lectarija arts and crafts shop, whose interior furnishings were designed in 1938-39 by the famous architect Jože Plečnik. The originally centrally located shop, opened in 1940 by the married couple Henrieta Krbavčič and Robert Freyer, has been given a new life at the premises of the Slovene Ethnographic Museum.
Majolka – Dom (walking distance from Urban hotel 9 minutes): is a shop offering a choice of traditional home accessories and souvenirs of Slovenia. The souvenirs include both the usual T-shirts, magnets, postcards and the like and various knitted items, toys, and traditional folk art items such painted beehive panels and various traditional wooden and wickerwork home accessories referred to as ‘suha roba’.
Steklarna Rogaška showroom (walking distance from Urban hotel 8 minutes): crystal glass products by the Steklarna Rogaška / Rogaška Glassworks glass factory. Rogaška 1665 is a showroom and gallery of Steklarna Rogaška, one of the world’s leading crystal ware manufacturers, whose broad knowledge of designing and making crystal ware has accumulated over the company’s nearly 350-year history. Carrying on its centuries-long tradition of glass-making, Steklarna Rogaška produces only handmade crystal ware, well known for its high quality and innovative designs.