Trg Republike


Center’s main plaza is dominated by a pair of glowering, grey tower blocks – TR3, housing offices and embassies, and the headquarters of Nova Ljubljanska Banka – and a couple of garish revolutionary monuments. But the car park that once created such an eyesore is gone and the square has been cobbled in lovely blue Slovenian granite.

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Nearby Ljubljana attractions

2. Roman Wall Remains

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Opposite and to the west of the Cankarjev Dom are the remains of a Roman wall dating from 14–15 AD.

3. Ursuline Church of the Holy Trinity

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This church, which faces Kongresni trg from across Slovenska cesta and dates from 1726, is the most beautiful baroque building in the city. It contains a…

4. Parliament Building

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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,…

5. Slovenian School Museum

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This rather esoteric museum explores how Slovenian kids learned the three Rs in past centuries. The mock-ups of the old classrooms are excellent and there…

6. Slovenian Museum of Natural History

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This museum shares the same building as the National Museum of Slovenia, and contains reassembled mammoth and whale skeletons, stuffed birds, reptiles and…

7. Citizen of Emona

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The small gilded statue on top of a column at the western end of Kongresni trg is a copy (the original is in the National Museum) of the Roman-era Citizen…

8. National Museum of Slovenia

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Housed in a grand building from 1888 – the same building as the Slovenian Museum of Natural History – highlights include the highly embossed Vače situla –…