Ljubljana has many sculptural and artisitic details in it architecture, fountains, walls and bridges,
ranging from classic bronze dragons to alternative artists.
Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia with about 370,000 and has diverse architectural styles as can be seen in this gallery. Slovenia’s most renown architect was Jose Plecnik (1872-1957) whose work is seen throughout the city. He was also a city planner and designed numerous public spaces especially along the Ljubljanica River that flows through the center.
In stark contrast is the city’s Metelkova, an internationally-renowned alternative culture community in the centre of Slovenia’s capital. A self-declared ‘Autonomous Culture Zone,’ Metelkova Mesto occupies the former ‘Fourth of July’ military barracks originally commissioned by the Austro-Hungarian army back in 1882 and completed in 1911.
The space consists of seven buildings and 12,500m2 – making it a sort of city within a city – comprising a former prison (now Celica Hostel), several clubs, live music spaces, art galleries and artist studios – including a gay club.
Dedicated to organising social and cultural activities for the public, Metelkova has a nonstop events schedule and is arguably the best after-dark destination in Ljubljana for those looking to experience something wholly unique and unpredictable.
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