Roman Wall

One of the scant survivors of the Roman town of Emona which once stood on the present site of Ljubljana, the Roman Wall complex runs for two blocks along Mirje street at what was the southern side of the fortification. Built between 14 and 15 AD, the wall measures 2.4 metres wide and from 6 to 8 metres high. Renovated during the 1930s, famed architect Joze Plecnik took the liberty of inexplicably adding a bizarre stone pyramid atop one section of the wall. Another renovation of the Roman Wall took place in the 1990s. This is the main vestige of the remaining traces of Emona, which fell into decline around 600 AD.

Roman Wall

Roman Wall

Roman Wall

15 Comments CherryPie on Feb 8th 2016

15 Responses to “Roman Wall – Ljubljana”

  1. ....peter:) says:

    it’s a wonderful wall Cherie… it seems like they just built around it and the columns…
    the triangle above the arch really sucks… the Romans never built with flat rectangular polished stones….peter:)

  2. I believe the only place I know of that have a Wall on the North America area is Toronto.
    But if Donald Trump get elected President he says he going to build a wall between United States and Mexico.

    Coffee is on

  3. Ayush says:

    a beautiful day with bright sun light to show off the wall. CP

  4. Roman? No way, this is definitely more Mayan to me! ;)
    Oh you’re going to enjoy Norwich!
    Are you also going to see the Broads? :)

  5. J_on_tour says:

    Haha, I’m imagining what English Heritage would say if Joze had built an arch like that at Housesteads !!

  6. lisl says:

    What a wonderful survivor. I often wonder what the Roman Walls of Bath looked like

  7. Astrid says:

    I agree with you that that pyramid is a complete mistake… what was he thinking?
    I do love the other parts of the wall. So ‘Roman’. It is amazing to think were they concurred and almost nothing survived from that culture these days as ‘world leaders’. If you know what I mean.
    Wonderful pictures.

  8. Mandy says:

    I’d love to see this with my own eyes! Part of me wonders why they don’t remove the pyramid but I guess it has become part of the narrative now – The Ill-Advised Addition.