Glimpses,photos & experiences of a foreigner living in Slovenia, Ljubljana
It’s location is near to the central square,about 1-2 minutes of walking over the famous The Triple Bridge –Tromostovje, pedestrian only, , that brings you in front of the the colonnades that announce the central market. where you will be delighted with different stalls selling herbs, spices, arts and crafts and also see a typical Slovene costume for woman.
You will pass through Pogačar Square – that is part of the central market, where ,flowers, more crafts, home made products -meat,cheeses,drinks and different snacks, will tempt you to try them all.
The first building that will get your attention,will be The Seminary,build in 1701, which holds the first public library in Ljubljana, containing an old ecclesiastic and secular book collection( per example: the famous little Latin Bible from the 13th century called Hren’s Bible) which is still open for the public but with prior notice. The entrance of the Seminary, was build in 1714 by Andrea Pozzo .
Next to the Seminary, you will see the Cathedral’s walls, all keeping several Roman and later tombstones build in and on the south wall of the Cathedral you will see a brightly decorated pietà, a copy of one that possibly used to be in the earlier Gothic cathedral , but what is representative for this wall is the Ljubljana Door, redesigned by Mirsad Begić, who decorated it with portraits of the 20th-century bishops of Ljubljana.
You make your entry in the Cathedral thought The Slovene Door ,sculpted by Tone Demšar with a depiction of Slovene history to commemorate the 1250th anniversary of Christianity in Slovenia, that will take your breath away.
As soon as you step in the Cathedral, you’ll see the frescoes painted by Giulio Quaglio,by the altar -the angels made by the brothers Paolo and Giuseppe Groppelli and Francesco Robba , as well the dome frescos painted by Matevž Langus.