Park Tivoli, Ljubljana
Tivoli Mansion is a beautiful building with lots of sculptures. It was originally built in the seventeenth century.by the Jesuits. Later it was renovated by Marshal Joseph Radetzky in the middle of the 19th century, The Austrian sculptor Anton Dominik Fernkorn made four cast iron dog statues that stand in front of the castle. When he later committed suicide, a rumour started that it was because he forgot to give these dogs tongues. There was also a fountain with a little boy and a dancing couple statue in front of the mansion.
Tivoli Park was an expansive and beautiful green park area. It is the largest park in Ljubljana. It had wonderful rose gardens with more than 160 different types of roses, a castle with lots of statues outside it, fountains and a lovely pond area complete with jumping fish sculpture. Near the pond and rose gardens is an open air library in the summer months. In winter it moves into a nearby greenhouse, Near the entrance to the park is the very pretty Serbian Orthodox Church and a museum of modern art.
Tivoli Park in Ljubljana is nothing like the other Tivoli Park I've been to in Copenhagen, no amusement park, very few people but it's a nice green space on the edge of town should you be looking for some peace and quiet. There's not much else to see there unless you are interested in going to the International Center of Graphic Arts which is in the Tivoli Mansion or the Museum of Modern History which we might have visited had we not had our first day in Slovenia with beautiful blue skies and sunshine. Instead we walked through the park and then headed back into the center of Ljubljana.
The Tivoli Mansion has been used as a mansion for the Jesuits, military hospital and barracks and as a residence for city officials. There's a rumor that the artist that created the cast iron dogs guarding the mansion was so distraught that he forgot to give them tongues that he shot himself but since I couldn't get high enough to verify if that was true or not, I think it might have been a little of an overreaction if the rumor is true.
Tivoli is a beautiul and peaceful park, with lots of joggers on the paths. varied birdlife can be seen there, aswell as many cultural events. the Zoo is about 25 mins walk through the park, near the southern limit, and has a small selection of animals and birds to see, but not much info in english
Tivoli is Ljubljana's largest park and the main promenade of the town. Besides the numerous walking paths, gardens and sculptures it houses huge indoor hall called Tivoli and one of the best European basketball club called "Olimpija".
This park is on the outskirts of the main part of the city. Even though Ljubljana is pretty small as cities go it is still nice to get away from it all sometimes. This park is immense! It is dotted with water features & statues. Apparently there is also a lake as you head further into the park away from the city.
To rest from all the sightseeing you can go to Tivoli park and rest in beautiful nature. You can start from Cankarjeva street up to Tivoli Castle where you can find International Centre of Graphic Arts. You can proceed left to Roznik peak or right to Mostec .Roznik is also called Cankarjev vrh( Cankar peak) and you'll need about half an hour to get there.You can descend to the other side of the hill and ride Island horses at Cad.
Mostec is recreational centre - there is plastic ski jump and childrens' playground .
Once you've spent long enough exploring the old town, you could spend the afternoon walking round Ljubljana's biggest city park, Tivoli Park. It seemed to be a favourite place for joggers, and there are many pathways over the park's small hill. I imagine on a sunny day, it is full of people relaxing, in the same way that Londoners flock to Hyde Park as soon as the clouds part...but as luck would have it, I visited in drizzle, so only a few hardy joggers and dog-walkers were out and about.
If you get tired of evrybody/everything just go to the Tivoli park. It's nice place to take a break and do nothing :-)