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 builder Peter Bezlaj.[1] Between 1717 and 1719,[2] the building underwent a Baroque renovation with a Venetian inspiration by the builder Gregor Maček, Sr.,[3] who built upon the plans by the Italian architect Carlo Martinuzzi and upon his own plans (gable front, loggia, and the three-part staircase).[4] 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 Slovene History of Places] (in Slovene) (Association of Slovene Historical Societies, Section for the History of Places) 42. ISSN 0023-4923. 
  2. ^ Kladnik, Darinka (1996). Mestna hiša v Ljubljani: pomembni dogodki v zgodovini mesta [The Ljubljana Town Hall: Significant Events in the Town History] (in Slovene). Viharnik. p. 16. ISBN 9789616057059. 
  3. ^ Žvanut, Katja (1999). "Meščani Ljubljane in njihova mestna hiša". Kronika: časopis za slovensko krajevno zgodovino [The Chronicle: the Newspaper for the Slovene History of Places] (in Slovene and with an abstract in English and a summary in German) (Association of Slovene Historical Societies, Section for the History of Places) 47 (1/2). ISSN 0023-4923. 
  4. ^ Kladnik, Darinka (2007). Mestna hiša v Ljubljani [Ljubljana Town Hall] (PDF) (in Slovene and English). Ljubljana Tourist Board. pp. 20–21. COBISS 233506560. 

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