Town Hall

Ljubljana's Town Hall (locally referred to as Mestna hiša, Magistrat or Rotovž), is the seat of the Municipality of Ljubljana. It was built in the late 15th century by the master builder Peter Bezlaj. It assumed its present appearance between 1717 and 1719, when an annexe designed by Carlo Martinuzzi was added to it by the master builder Gregor Maček Snr. Later the building was alterated several times, the most thoroughly by the architect Svetozar Križaj in 1963.

The Town Hall façade reflects Venetian architectural influences. The vestibule provides space for a late Gothic plaque with a coat of arms surviving from the original Town Hall building and a 17th century statue of Hercules with a lion, previously a part of the Hercules Fountain which used to stand in the middle of the nearby Stari trg square. In the Town Hall's arched courtyard stands Francesco Robba's Narcissus Fountain (Narcisov vodnjak) from Bokalce Castle (Grad Bokalce). Next to the staircase there is a monument in memory of Ivan Hribar (1851-1941), a famous mayor of Ljubljana.

Exhibitions in the Town Hall

Ljubljana Town Hall features four exhibition spaces: the Glass Atrium, the Historical Atrium, the Central and Right Atriums. The primary purpose of the exhibition space is to showcase projects by the Municipality of Ljubljana. Also on display are exhibitions organized through international and inter-city partnerships, individual and group exhibitions of fine art by established and amateur artists.

Mestni trg 1 1000 Ljubljana

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Ljubljana's Town Hall (locally referred to as Mestna hiša, Magistrat or Rotovž), is the seat of the Municipality of Ljubljana. It was built in the late 15th century by the master builder Peter Bezlaj. It assumed its present appearance between 1717 and 1719, when an annexe designed by Carlo Martinuzzi was added to it by the master builder Gregor Maček Snr. Later the building was alterated several times, the most thoroughly by the architect Svetozar Križaj in 1963.

The Town Hall façade reflects Venetian architectural influences. The vestibule provides space for a late Gothic plaque with a coat of arms surviving from the original Town Hall building and a 17th century statue of Hercules with a lion, previously a part of the Hercules Fountain which used to stand in the middle of the nearby Stari trg square. In the Town Hall's arched courtyard stands Francesco Robba's Narcissus Fountain (Narcisov vodnjak) from Bokalce Castle (Grad Bokalce). Next to the staircase there is a monument in memory of Ivan Hribar (1851-1941), a famous mayor of Ljubljana.

Exhibitions in the Town Hall

Ljubljana Town Hall features four exhibition spaces: the Glass Atrium, the Historical Atrium, the Central and Right Atriums. The primary purpose of the exhibition space is to showcase projects by the Municipality of Ljubljana. Also on display are exhibitions organized through international and inter-city partnerships, individual and group exhibitions of fine art by established and amateur artists.

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Town Hall tour

The tour of Ljubljana's Town Hall includes a number of rooms which have so far not been open for public viewing. It offers an insight into the rich history of a building which stands as one of Ljubljana's most striking Baroque monuments.

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  • Gregor Pratneker: Into the nature

    Gregor Pratneker: Into the nature

    Art exhibition

    The painter Gregor Pratneker graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. With his outstanding artworks, he gained recognition in the international arena and has already been invited twice to the renowned Salon d'Automne at the Grand Palais in Paris.

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  • Our computers from the Karawanks to China

    Our computers from the Karawanks to China

    Visiting exhibition of the Computer Museum

    We were smuggling the first home computers into former Yugoslavia hidden under winter jackets and packs of detergent. While at the same time, our own engineering ingenuity contributed to amazing technological advancement stories and reached over the borders from the Karawanks to China.

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  • Matej Kocjan – Koco: Drug drugemu Drug

    Matej Kocjan – Koco: Drug drugemu Drug

    Comics exhibition

    The Drug drugemu drug exhibition is a multi-dimensional access point for the reader into the making of the first Slovenian comics&rap narrative on the topic of refugees of our times. Matej Kocjan - Koco created the artwork and envisioned the outline of the story, while Nikolovski shaped it into a...

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  • Peter Ogorelec: Models in urbanism and architecture

    Peter Ogorelec: Models in urbanism and architecture

    Thematic exhibition

    Peter Ogorelec, a retired architect, is one of the leading and highly successful model manufacturers. He has been manufacturing various architectural and urban planning models for more than 60 years.

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