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Plečnik's Ljubljana

The famous architect Jože Plečnik (1872-1957) tried to model Ljubljana on ancient Athens. The multitude of his creations in the city, referred to as a whole as "Plečnik's Ljubljana", is considered to be one of the 20th century's most important total works of art.

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    • Central Market - market halls by architect Jože Plečnik

      Central Market - market halls by architect Jože Plečnik

      Until the earthquake of 1895, the Vodnikov trg square, now the site of Ljubljana's central Market, had been occupied by a diocesan college. Later, the Municipality of Ljubljana intended to build a new town hall there, but the plan was changed after it had been established that the existing meat...

    • Church of St. Michael

      Church of St. Michael

      The Church of St. Michael, built between 1937 and 1940 at Ljubljana Marshes, belongs among the architect Jože Plečnik's most original creations. It combines the features of Greek temples with those of the churches of the Slovenian Kras region, which are characterised by open belfries as part of their front...

      Črna vas 48, 1000 Ljubljana

      Telephone: +386 (0)1 427 22 18

    • Cobblers' Bridge

      Cobblers' Bridge

      The site of the present Cobblers' Bridge, built by the architect Jože Plečnik between 1931 and 1932, was formerly occupied by a covered wooden bridge connecting the Mestni trg and Novi trg squares, two major parts of medieval Ljubljana. The bridge provided space for cobblers' workshops - hence the name...

    • Križanke Summer Theatre

      Križanke Summer Theatre

      Sheltered from rain by a movable canvas roof, the Križanke Summer Theatre is Ljubljana's most popular outdoor concert venue. Due to its central location and excellent acoustics, it hosts most prestigious musical events. ...

      Trg francoske revolucije 1, 1000 Ljubljana

      Telephone: +386 (0)1 241 60 26
      E-mail: blagajna@ljubljanafestival.si

    • Ljubljanica River Barrier

      Ljubljanica River Barrier

      The length of the Ljubljanica river embankments landscaped by the architect Jože Plečnik extends all the way to the Ljubljanica River Barrier, located by the Cukrarna building, where Plečnik envisaged a monumental triumphal arch in order to symbolically mark the point where the river leaves the city. Plečnik's original designs...

      Ambrožev trg, Ljubljana
    • National and University Library

      National and University Library

      The National and University Library, whose archives contain, among other things, a rich collection of medieval manuscripts, incunabula and Renaissance prints, was built between 1936 and 1941 to designs by Jože Plečnik. It is considered to be the architect's most important work in Slovenia. It stands on the site of...

      Turjaška ulica 1, 1000 Ljubljana

      Telephone: +386 (0)1 200 11 10

    • Navje

      Navje

       When Ljubljana's old St. Christopher's Cemetery (Pokoplišče pri sv. Krištofu) was abandoned and Jože Plečnik's construction of the Baraga Seminary (Baragovo semenišče) began on a part of its site, the question arose as to where to move the mortal remains and tombstones of the prominent Slovenians removed from the site....

      Vilharjeva cesta, Ljubljana
    • Plečnik House

      Plečnik House

      Plečnik House will be closed due to renovation from 2 September 2013 until, provisionally, spring 2015. The Plečnik Collection, located in Plečnik House in Ljubljana's suburb of Trnovo, is based on original artefacts left behind by the architect Jože Plečnik, who lived in the house, owned by his brother, from 1921...

      Karunova ulica 4, 1000 Ljubljana

      Telephone: +386 (0)1 24 12 506
      E-mail: info@mgml.si

    • Triple Bridge

      Triple Bridge

      The central of the three bridges forming the Triple Bridge has stood in its place since 1842, when it replaced an old, strategically important medieval wooden bridge connecting the north-western European lands with south-eastern Europe and the Balkans. Between 1929 and 1932, the side bridges, intended for pedestrians, were added...

    • Trnovo Bridge

      Trnovo Bridge

      Trnovo Bridge, built between 1929 and 1932, was at the heart of Jože Plečnik's project of the Gradaščica channel embankments' reconstruction. It was designed with respect to the features of the Trnovo Church (Trnovska cerkev) across the way from it: the Bridge forms an extension to the church square and...

    • Žale Cemetery

      Žale Cemetery

       In the early 1930s, Ljubljana's municipal authorities made a decision to convert the Holy Cross Churchyard (Pokopališče pri sv. Križu) for use as Ljubljana's main cemetery. When the plans provided by the architect Ivo Spinčič in 1936 failed to please the authorities, a new design was commissioned from the architect...

      Med hmeljniki 2, 1000 Ljubljana

      Telephone: +386 (0)1 420 17 00
      E-mail: info@zale.si

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