BTC City, Ljubljana
Want to relax and have some fun after some intense history and culture? Feel like swimming? Perhaps bowling, shopping or indoor go-karting? Go to the city within the city, Little City of Big Shopping, as BTC City is known. With 500.000 m2 and growing, it is one of, if not the biggest business, shopping, amusement, recreational and cultural centres in Europe.
Set as a warehouse space to Ljubljana's retail and industry in 1954, BTC has changed its image and function throughout the past 50 years. After being the biggest customs warehouse in former Yugoslavia and the largest land terminal for goods in Europe, BTC started getting a completely new, commercial and more attractive image in the 90s. Soon the company's shares were listed on the Ljubljana Stock Exchange and later on the London, Frankfurt and Munich Stock Exchanges as well and the company's dream was becoming a reality. The former rural area was transforming into a small city for great shopping. With constant improvements, stable business growth, constant increase in the number of visitors and a clear vision for the future, BTC City has clearly become a place of success and possibility. Today it houses more than 400 shops, more than 30 restaurants and snack-bars, one of the biggest indoor water parks in Europe, a amultiplex cinema of 12 halls, a modern and technically equipped congress hall, a comedy theatre and other cultural, business, sport and entertainment centres. BTC City has over 18 million visitors every year.*
You can enjoy the way suits you best. Go to the casino, movies or a theatre; buy yourself anything from diapers to cars; have a cup of coffee, a beer or a business lunch; go bowling, carting or laser shooting; see a 3D movie; buy some fresh fruits and vegetables at an open market; go for a match of tennis, squash or beach-volley; take a swim and have a massage or a sauna at aqua park. With its size and good infrastructure of streets, roundabouts and parking places, don’t panic if you loose sense of direction. Read signs, ask locals or enter the nearest store for info. Getting yourself a map is not a bad idea at all.
How to get to BTC Ljubljana
You would need a car to enjoy shopping in BTC. Regular bus connections serve BTC from Ljubljana city centre and there is a special train connecting the central station with BTC shopping. Going by bike would put you in danger due to the high volume of traffic on the roads.
BTC City is open every day from 9.00 to 20.00 except Sundays. The time stated goes for shops and shopping centres only. Entertainment and recreational centres are opened longer.
Tip: Upper floor of the A hall has an INFO Point with answers to your questions about locations, stores, events or anything else you would like to know. Open from 9.00 till 20.00 except Sundays.
BTC d.d., Smartinska 152, 1533 Ljubljana
Tel. (01) 585 11 00, e-mail: email@example.com
24\7 phone info service: +386 (0)1 585 13 10
* Source & homepage: www.btc.si