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Cankarjev dom – CD Cultural and Congress Ljubljana hosted the presentation of the project Google Arts & Culture: Slovenia on the 3rd of December 2021. In Kosoval Hall of the Cankarjev dom, the Slovenia was through a unique digital collection of its cultural heritage, natural beauties, myths, legends, customs and traditions presented as part of the Google Arts & Culture portal.

When Google in 2014 included Slovenia in its Street View, one of the first sights in Slovenia was the interior of the Presidential Palace which is located right next to the Cankarjev dom’s Council of Europe Park. Hence, president of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, visited the presentation of the Google Arts & Culture: Slovenia in Cankarjev dom last week.

“Those who are curious about Slovenia will now have the opportunity to see what they might be interested in, and then actually visit our country,” Pahor said at Friday’s presentation of the project at the Cankarjev Dom cultural centre in Ljubljana. Pahor believes that the Stories from Slovenia collection within the Google Arts and Culture project is of great value for the country and its people.

The project in Ljubljana’s Cankarjev dom presents the collection of more than 60 different stories, folk tales and virtual tours, along more than 1,200 photographs, artworks and frescoes. “This project will give many people around the world the opportunity to hear about Slovenia’s natural beauty, culture and unique features,” concluded president Borut Pahor.

Google Arts and Culture Director Amit Sood explained that Google’s new service was available free of charge, online or as a smartphone app. The Stories from Slovenia collection has been in the making for almost a year and, according to Sood, would surely inspire people to visit Slovenia.