"Kongresni trg (Congress Square)" Kongresni Square - Kongresni Trg Tip by sim.sim

Named after the congress of the Holy Alliance, which was held in Ljubljana in 1821, Kongresni trg is a lively green square,
where thousands of people pass every day. It is also the starting point of many Slovenian protest marches, in case anyone's interested. The points of interest around the square include:
- the SEAT OF THE UNIVERSITY (the dark building to the south), which was once (in times of Austrian rule) the seat of the Carniolan parliament, and hosted the Law Faculty for many years after Ww2, until it moved to a new building next to the Dragon Bridge a few years ago.
- the SLOVENIAN PHILHARMONIC building is a nicely renovated 'home' of Slovenia's finest musicians, and impressed the Americans so much, when pres. Clinton visited Slovenia in 1999, that they chose it as their base and Clinton addressed the Slovenian nation at the square right in front of the building.
- directly opposite, on the other end of the square is the URSULINE CHURCH. Oddly enough, the square was once the gardens of the Ursuline monastery, until the wise minds decided it should be rebuilt to honour the kings and tzars of Europe during the congress of the Holy Alliance.
- there are a few statues in the square, perhaps the most interesting being the (copy of) the statue of a Roman, found during the constructions of the Kazina building (the one to the north, diagonally opposite the University building).

Address: City centre

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  • Updated Apr 16, 2003
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