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When in 1335 the Habsburgs took over the area of today`s Slovenia, they demolished the fortress of the Spanheim family, which stood on the hill, and in the second half of the 15th century started building a new one that still stands today. At first it consisted of only walls, towers and wooden barracks but [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Apr 13th 2016

10 Comments CherryPie on Apr 11th 2016

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 market halls, situated at a [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Apr 9th 2016

Cekin Mansion shown in my previous post, now houses the National Museum of Contemporary History.

In 1996, after several years of preparations, we opened a permanent exhibition, Slovenes in the 20th century. We present in it the most important events and all forms of living and working on Slovene territory, from the start of the First [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 7th 2016

Cekin Mansion is located on the edge of Tivoli Park in Ljublljana. The baroque mansion was built between 1752 and 1755, supposedly to the plans of the architect Johann George Schmidt by Count Leopold Karl Lamberg. Stylistically, it derives from the Carniolan building tradition, in which, especially in the first half of the 18th century, [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Apr 6th 2016

The leafy Tivoli Park in Ljubljana is situated west of the city centre.
Named after the Jardins de Tivoli in Paris, it was first laid out during the period of Napoleonic rule in the early 19th century. Today it offers an appealing mix of order and wilderness, with well-tended lawns and trimmed shrubs alternating [...]

11 Comments CherryPie on Apr 4th 2016

Built in the 18th century as villa for the local Jesuit hierarchy, Tivoli Mansion stands at the top of a stone staricase guarded by sculptures of fierce looking dogs. The mansion subsequently served as the summer residence of the Ljubljana archbishops before it was presented in 1852 to the 86-year-old hero of Habsburg military campaigns, [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Apr 2nd 2016

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