Tivoli Park, Ljubljana

Tivoli Park, Ljubljana (must see)

Tivoli Park is a beautiful, large park in Ljubljana's city center. French engineer Jean Blanchard designed the park in 1813. Blanchard joined several existing parks to create Tivoli Park, which covers about five square kilometers. Three tree-lined walks cross the park. Landscaping throughout the park includes flower beds, beautiful trees, fountains, and statues.

The Jakopic Promenade is in the center of Tivoli Park. Jakopic Promenade was designed by architect Jože Plečnik. This attractive space often hosts large-format photo exhibitions.

Walking trails will take visitors past several interesting landmarks. Tivoli Castle was built in the 17th century and renovated in the 19th century to represent the Neoclassical style. Four cast-iron dogs stand in front of the mansion. The castle features a reconstruction of a Baroque fountain.

The Cekin Mansion is located on the northern edge of the park. The mansion was built in 1720 and is now home to the Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia.

Tivoli Hall opened in 1965 and is home to two indoor sports arenas.

Tivoli Pond is a good spot for reflection. A nearby library operates outdoors in the summer and inside the greenhouse in the winter. The attractive greenhouse is operated by the Ljubljanica Botanical Gardens and is home to a variety of tropical plants. This area is also home to a rose garden.

There are several sculptures in the park. Visitors will find a bronze sculpture depicting a boy with a whistle. In 2000, Bosnia sculptor created the unique Coexistence sculpture. This sculpture was created with a downed 300-year-old oak tree and bronze work covered with moss and lichen. Finally, visitors will find a bronze statue representing poet Edvard Kocbek.

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Tivoli Park on Map

Sight Name: Tivoli Park
Sight Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia (See walking tours in Ljubljana)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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