Parliament Building


The parliament building at the northeast corner of Trg Republike, built between 1954 and 1959 by Vinko Glanz, is no beauty-pageant winner on the outside, but the mammoth portal festooned with bronze sculptures is noteworthy. If you time it right, it’s worth booking a guided tour via the website to see the inside, especially the period-piece mural by Slavko Pengov.

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1. Slovenian Museum of Natural History

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2. National Museum of Slovenia

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5. Citizen of Emona

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