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"Magistrat" Town Hall Tip by mikey_e

Town Hall, Ljubljana: 21 reviews and 37 photos

by mikey_e

The Magistrat or Town Hall was originally erected in the 15th century and then rebuilt in 1718 in Gothic style. The interior has a lovely courtyard and used to be where theatrical performances were staged (but they aren't anymore). The building is topped by a golden dragon, which is a symbol of the city of Ljubljana with much more recent history. Allegedly a mayor at the beginning of the 20th century convinced the Viennese authorities to erect Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most) and it is said the dragons wag their tail whenever a virgin crosses the bridge (thanks for the "virgin-dar", Lonely Planet).

Address: Mestni Trg
Directions: From Prešeren Square, Cross Triple Bridges and continue on road then make a right on Mestni Trg

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 9, 2007
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