A bit of the alpine world in Ljubljana
When you look up while walking along the Jakopič Promenade in Tivoli Park, you spot two large buildings atop a hillside. On the left, International Centre of Graphic Arts and just a stone’s throw away lies Švicarija Cultural Centre, which actually works as an extension of the former. The name Swiss House earned its nickname because of its interesting architectural style, which makes you feel like you’re in the middle of the Julian Alps. Don’t be fooled by the wooden railing on the balcony and the carnation wall paintings, you’re still in Ljubljana, not Switzerland. The renovators tried to preserve as much as possible from the original Švicarija and turned to Slovenian Gorenjska region for inspiration. The wall décor, the tiles, most of them have been restored so you can enjoy a true 19th century experience.