Ljubljana Town Hall

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The Ljubljana Town Hall

The Ljubljana Town Hall (Slovene: Ljubljanska mestna hiša, also known as Ljubljanski rotovž or simply Rotovž or Magistrat) is the town hall in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is the seat of the City Municipality of Ljubljana. It is located at Town Square in the city centre close to Ljubljana Cathedral.

The original building was built in a Gothic style in 1484, probably upon the plans by the Carniolan architect Peter Bezlaj.[1] Between 1717 and 1719,[2] the building underwent a Baroque renovation with a Venetian inspiration by the architect Gregor Maček,[3] who probably copied from the plans of the Italian architect Carlo Martinuzzi.[2] In the mid-1920s, a monument to the Serbian and first Yugoslav king Peter I was erected in the entrance of the Town Hall. The monument, designed by the architect Jože Plečnik, was removed and destroyed by the Fascist Italian occupation authorities of the Province of Ljubljana in April 1941.

Outside the town hall stands a replica of the Baroque Robba's fountain, work of Francesco Robba. The original work, finished in 1751, is kept in the National Gallery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Suhadolnik, Jože (1994). "Stavbni razvoj v Ljubljani (1144–1895) in arhivsko gradivo Zgodovinskega arhiva Ljubljana" [Architectural Development of Ljubljana (1144–1895) and the Archives of the Historical Archives of Ljubljana]. Kronika: časopis za slovensko krajevno zgodovino [The Chronicle: the Newspaper for the Slovenian History of Places] (in Slovene) (Association of Slovenian Historical Societies, Section for the History of Places) 42. ISSN 0023-4923. 
  2. ^ a b "Kamniti dokumenti ljubljanske zgodovine" [Stone Documents of the History of Ljubljana]. MMC RTV Slovenija (in Slovene). RTV Slovenija. 31 May 2006. 
  3. ^ Žvanut, Katja (1999). "Meščani Ljubljane in njihova mestna hiša". Kronika: časopis za slovensko krajevno zgodovino [The Chronicle: the Newspaper for the Slovenian History of Places] (in Slovene, with an abstract in English and a summary in German) (Association of Slovenian Historical Societies, Section for the History of Places) 47 (1/2). ISSN 0023-4923. 

Coordinates: 46°2′59.5″N 14°30′25″E / 46.049861°N 14.50694°E / 46.049861; 14.50694