Filipov dvorec

Filipov dvorec

Ljubljana
Philip Mansion (Slovene: Filipov dvorec) is a building in central Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It is located along the Ljubljanica River, near the city's famous Triple Bridge, just opposite central Prešeren Square. It was constructed in 1895, at the same time as the Kresija Palace, which stands opposite it on the same bank of the Ljubljanica. Both buildings were designed by the Graz-based architect Leopold Theyer. The Philip Mansion was built in a mixture of Neobaroque and Neo-classicist style and was commissioned by the mayor of Ljubljana Ivan Hribar as part of a wider project of urban modernization and expansion of Ljubljana after the devastating earthquake of 1895. The two buildings, the Philip Mansion and the Kresija Palace, were designed as a monumental entry into the town's medieval part under Ljubljana Castle. It is said that the small spires on their façades were built at the explicit demand of Mayor Hribar, who was known to be an admirer of Czech culture and wanted Ljubljana to resemble Prague, the "city of a hundred spires". However, the more probable explanation is that the spires were meant to serve as a reminder of the town gates in the old defensive wall that stood in their place #cankarjevo_nabrezje #filipov_dvorec #ljubljana #old_town #philip_mansion #triple_bridge
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