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Only a stone’s throw from Union Hotel proudly stand numerous architectural monuments that give visitors an insight to the city’s rich and colourful history. During your next meeting explore Ljubljana and visit:

PLEČNIK’S ARCADES
architect Jože Plečnik
Plečnik’s arcades are an important part of the city’s markets and stretch from the Triple Bridge to the Dragon Bridge. The markets are a great place for shopping and socialising. They especially come alive at weekends, when the many restaurants under the arcades offer a diverse culinary experience.

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TRIPLE BRIDGE
architect Jože Plečnik
The central stone bridge of the Triple Bridge built in 1842 stands on the site of a former, strategically important medieval wooden bridge that linked the land of North-West and South- Eastern Europe. Between 1929 and 1932, Plečnik added two bridges for pedestrians to the central bridge , and thus created one of Ljubljana’s signature architectural masterpieces

PEOPLE’S LOAN BANK BUILDING,
architect Josip Vancaš
Built in 1907, the People’s Loan Bank building announces its purpose loud and clear through the decorations on its façade – the female statue at the crown of the building with her small pouch, hive, bee, and ant are symbols of prosperity, prudence, and diligence.

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ljubljana

PLEČNIK’S COVERED MARKET
architect Jože Plečnik
The present market, built by the architect Jože Plečnik between 1940 and 1944, was conceived as a two- storey range of riverside market halls following the curve of the river. The market ofers fresh produce from local providers and is the heart and soul of the city.

URBANC HOUSE
architect Friedrich Sigmund
The Urbanc house was built in 1903 and is considered one of the oldest and most beautiful historic buildings in Ljubljana. Initially the city savings bank was supposed to stand on its location, but the land was bought by wholesaler Felix Urbanc and the first modern department store in Ljubljana was built. Today the luxury department store Galerija Emporium occupies the premises.

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ljubljana

THE SKYSCRAPER
architect Vladimir Šubic
Built in 1933, the Skyscraper was the tallest building in the Balkans and the ninth tallest building in Europe at the time of its construction. Now guests can enjoy the most beautiful views of Ljubljana from the Cafe and Restaurant on the upper deck.

COOPERATIVE BANK BUILDING
architect Ivan Vurnik
The Cooperative Bank Building on Miklošičeva street is undoubtedly one of the most famous buildings in Ljubljana and is considered to be one of the finest examples of the national style of architecture. The richly decorated and vivid facade has been impressing passers-by ever since 1921.

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Dragon Bridge

THE DRAGON BRIDGE
archtect Jurij Zaninović
The Dragon Bridge, adorned with its famous draconian statues, is an iconic image of Ljubljana. It is an exceptional technical monument and a superb creation of Art Nouveau architecture. It was built between 1900 and 1901 and was the first reinforced concrete construction in the city, as well as one of the first and the largest bridges in contemporary Europe.

HAUPTMANN HOUSE
architect Ciril Method Koch
Hauptmann’s House was one of the city’s few buildings to survive the great earthquake of 1895 almost unharmed. The house was rebuilt by Koch in the Viennese Secession style in 1904, a style that was very fashionable at the time.

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NATIONAL AND UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
architect Jože Plečnik
The National and University Library, which houses a rich collection of medieval manuscripts, incunabula, and Renaissance prints, was built between 1936 and 1941 and is Plečnik’s most important work in Slovenia.

TIPS FOR YOUR NEXT INCENTIVE IN UNION HOTELS

Ljubljana is a boutique capital, which writes short boutique stories that portrays its beauty and inhabitants. In a small space it uniquely combines natural, cultural and historical treasures, which is why it was also awarded the title European Green Capital 2016. The easiest way to describe it to our guests and partners is by means of the following facts:

  • The loveliest small city in Europe
  • Small, quaint, and very explorable
  • One of the safest capitals

1. Moments of Zen: Experiencing Ljubljana and the Ljubljana marshes from the Ljubljanica river
2. Quality time: Ljubljana’s architectural treasures
3. Must see: Masterpieces of the visionary architect Jože Plečnik
4. Must do: Urban fishing
5. Our pick: Union hotels wine tasting

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