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.


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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Mestni trg 1 1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 (0)1 306 10 20
Website: Town Hall

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  • Waves of Art Nouveau: Architectural Heritage in Danube Region

    Waves of Art Nouveau: Architectural Heritage in Danube Region

    Documentary photo exhibition

    The Art Nouveau Movement impacted the art of most European countries. Photographic exhibition reveals Art Nouveau architectural heritage and its architects from 7 countries in the Danube region.

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  • Dragica Čadež Lapajne: Still life

    Dragica Čadež Lapajne: Still life

    sculpture exhibition

    Academic sculptor Dragica Čadež is among the first Slovene artists who dedicated themselves to the sculpture as an open form, expanding it into a space where the viewer is enabled to travel not only on the sculpture, but also through it.

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  • Nuša Lapajne: Spatial Systems

    Nuša Lapajne: Spatial Systems

    Sculpture exhibition

    The visual field of creation in Nuša Lapajne’s work is dispersed. It inhabits various spaces and different media.

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  • Performances by the Ljubljana Fanfare Trumpeters

    Performances by the Ljubljana Fanfare Trumpeters

    The Ljubljana Fanfare Trumpeters will perform on the Town Hall balcony on Saturday mornings throughout the summer, reviving the tradition of ceremonial fanfares typical of Ljubljana.

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