Central Pharmacy (Ljubljana)

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The front façade of the Central Pharmacy
The Central Pharmacy stands at the eastern end of Prešeren Square, behind the Prešeren Monument. To the right, across the Ljubljanica, stands the Kresija Palace.

The Ljubljana Central Pharmacy (Centralna lekarna Ljubljana), or shortly the Central Pharmacy (Centralna lekarna), is one of the most prominent buildings at Prešeren Square (Prešernov trg), the central square of the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana.[1] It is also known as Mayer Palace (Slovene: Mayerjeva palača)[1] or Prešeren Square 5 Palace (Palača Prešernov trg 5).[2] It houses the eponymous pharmacy.

The Neo-Renaissance building is located between Trubar Street (Trubarjeva cesta) and the Petkovšek Embankment (Petkovškovo nabrežje). It was designed in 1896–97 by Ferdinand Hauser and was built before the end of the century by Gustav Tönnies [sl], whereas the façade was carried out by Filip Supančič.[1] Until World War II, the building also housed a cafe, named Prešeren's Cafe (Prešernova kavarna) after the poet France Prešeren (1800–1849).[3]


  1. ^ a b c Mihelič, Breda (1999). "Prešernov trg v Ljubljani" [Prešeren Square in Ljubljana]. Zbornik za umetnostno zgodovino [Collection of Art History Papers] (in Slovenian and English). 35: 107–108.
  2. ^ "5915: Ljubljana - Palača Prešernov trg 5" [5915: Ljubljana – Prešeren Square 5 Palace]. Register nepremične kulturne dediščine [Registry of Immovable Cultural Heritage] (in Slovenian). Ministrstvo za kulturo Republike Slovenije. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Taking a Walk..." Aerodrom Ljubljana. Aerodrom Ljubljana (24): 33. December 2005. OCLC 441851030.

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Coordinates: 46°3′5.65″N 14°30′23.36″E / 46.0515694°N 14.5064889°E / 46.0515694; 14.5064889