Space Invaders Ljubljana, Slovenia

Last updated: March 27, 2022
Originally published: March 13, 2022

Edit 1 (March 27, 2022): Added LJU_01, LJU_08, LJU_21, LJU_22, LJU_26, LJU_27, LJU_41 and copycat section.

Together with Charisa we spotted in August 2021 a couple of figures constructed from tiles on various buildings (often around major intersections) scattered around Ljubljana, Slovenia.

A couple of Space Invaders located around major intersections in Ljubljana

It took many weeks of searching various search terms:

  • Figurice ob križiščih Ljubljana
  • Figurice Ljubljana
  • Dragons Ljubljana
  • Mozaiki na fasadah Ljubljana
  • Mozaiki na stavbah Ljubljana
  • Ceramic tile mosaics Ljubljana

Charisa managed to track down the whole concept of these mysterious figures. They are Space Invaders placed by an UFA (Unidentified Free Artist) from France all around the world (checkout the world invasion map). Space Invaders are ceramic tile mosaics placed on various buildings throughout cities being “invaded”. Users can download the free mobile application “Flash invaders” (iOS, Android) and start flashing them (taking a picture) thereby getting points and competing on the global scoreboard. The app ensures you are physically at the location of the Space Invader and upon snapping a picture of the mosaic, the invader gets added to your gallery of found Space Invaders (and of course you gain a couple of points).

Finding various information about the exact locations of all Space Invaders in Ljubljana proved quite difficult, some websites contain wrong (off by +300m) coordinates, others only contain a couple of invaders while some don’t mention any location only a picture of the invader.

After taking a weekend to surf through the web, collecting as many different sources (websites, picture sharing platforms, social media etc.) we started compiling a list of Space Invaders in Ljubljana. After spending an entire day hunting for Space Invaders, we decided to publish our list so that other people who stumble upon these mysterious creatures can track them down and have a super fun weekend. Our list is currently not complete but will get updated as we track the remaining invaders down.

Google Maps: Map of Space Invaders in Ljubljana

List of Space Invaders in Ljubljana

IDShort DescriptionAddressCoordinatesNote
LJU_01Inside MGLCPod turnom 3, 1000 Ljubljana46.054692, 14.492948
LJU_08Tivoli CastlePod turnom 3, 1000 Ljubljana46.0547389, 14.4930985
LJU_09Trubarjeva cesta 7, 1000 Ljubljana46.052049, 14.507620
LJU_10Accross the street - entrance pillarMetelkova ulica 9, 1000 Ljubljana46.056450, 14.515853
LJU_11Tabor 4, 1000 Ljubljana46.053780, 14.516726
LJU_12Building next to pedestrian crossingResljeva cesta 2, 1000 Ljubljana46.052406, 14.510176
LJU_13Židovska steza 7, 1000 Ljubljana46.048625, 14.504983
LJU_14Židovska ulica 1, 1000 Ljubljana46.049066, 14.504941
LJU_15Cankarjevo nabrežje 25, 1000 Ljubljana46.049103, 14.505701
LJU_16Cankarjevo nabrežje 13, 1000 Ljubljana46.049790, 14.505698
LJU_17Triple BridgeCankarjevo nabrežje 1, 1000 Ljubljana46.050971, 14.506137
LJU_18Masarykova cesta 15, 1000 Ljubljana46.057629, 14.517164
LJU_19Metelkova entrance pillarMasarykova cesta 15, 1000 Ljubljana46.057522, 14.517069
LJU_21Zaloška cesta 16, 1000 Ljubljana46.054564, 14.530124
LJU_22Zaloška cesta 55, 1000 Ljubljana46.056235, 14.534499
LJU_23Kino ŠiškaTrg prekomorskih brigad 3, 1000 Ljubljana46.069094, 14.489014
LJU_24Eipprova ulica & Trnovski pristanEipprova ulica 1a, 1000 Ljubljana46.043592, 14.505499
LJU_25Hradeckega BridgeHradeckega most, 1000 Ljubljana46.044411, 14.505312
LJU_26Privoz 17, 1000 Ljubljana46.040860, 14.510934
LJU_27Gruberjevo nabrežje 14, 1000 Ljubljana46.0411191, 14.5127851
LJU_28Bar ŠiškaCelovška cesta 103, 1000 Ljubljana46.067452, 14.491255
LJU_29Poljanska cesta 30a, 1000 Ljubljana46.048558, 14.519460
LJU_30Tržaška c. 2, 1000 Ljubljana46.047448, 14.494757
LJU_31Ljubljana Puppet TheatreKrekov trg 2, 1000 Ljubljana46.050301, 14.510076
LJU_32Stari trg 21, 1000 Ljubljana46.046924, 14.506731
LJU_33Stari trg 2, 1000 Ljubljana46.048308, 14.506085
LJU_34Pod Trančo 2, 1000 Ljubljana46.048428, 14.506106
LJU_35Atrium - Go through the door from the main streetVodnikov trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana46.050524, 14.509209
LJU_36Dragon BridgeResljeva cesta 2, 1000 Ljubljana46.052221, 14.510446
LJU_37Knafljev prehodSlovenska cesta 30, 1000 Ljubljana46.051719, 14.503363
LJU_38Argentinski parkŠtefanova ulica 8, 1000 Ljubljana46.053985, 14.502993
LJU_39Trg AjdovščinaAjdovščina 1, 1000 Ljubljana46.053881, 14.504499
LJU_40Dalmatinova ulica 1, 1000 Ljubljana46.054348, 14.504701
LJU_41Botanical garden in Tivoli of University of LjubljanaCesta 27. aprila 2, 1000 Ljubljana46.051861, 14.493746
LJU_42Gornji trg 44, 1000 Ljubljana46.045117, 14.509605

Beware of Copycats!

On your quest to find all the Space Invaders, you might run into what appears as heart shaped invaders. But don’t let looks fool you! Upon scanning them with the Flash Invaders app, you will be greeted with a message saying “Not an invader”. To our best knowledge these seem to be Space Invader copycats. If you have any information regarding these heart shaped wannabe invaders please contact me (contact email on my website).

Near Fishmarket Foorbridge (Ribja Brv) - Hribarjevo nabrežje 19, 1000 Ljubljana

Cafe Romeo - Stari trg 6, 1000 Ljubljana