Robba Fountain, Ljubljana
Leaving Preseren Trg and crossing the Triple Bridge you will enter Ljubljana's Old Town and Mestni Trg. The Robba Fountain is located at the centre of mestni Trg just by the Town Hall and is one of Ljubljana's best examples of Baroque monumental architecture. the fountain is also also known as The Fountain of Three Carniolan Rivers. It was built between 1743 and 1751 by the sculptor and architect Francesco Robba (1698-1757) who spent most of his life in Ljubljana and is contributed greatly to Ljubljana's present day architecture along with Jaze Plecnik.
The Fountain has sculptures depicting three river gods which represent three Carniolan rivers - the Sava, the Ljubljanica and the Krka.
The Fountain of Three Carniolan Rivers, which is located at the end of the Mestni trg square and is also known by the name of The Robba Fountain, is one of the best known monuments of Baroque Ljubljana. It was created by the Venetian-born sculptor and architect Francesco Robba (1698-1757) between the years 1743 and 1715. Robba, who spent most of his life in Ljubljana, is considered to be one of the Baroque Ljubljana's greatest master sculptors working in stone.
The Robba Fountain is modelled on the famous Roman fountains. The sculptures of the three river gods decorating it most probably represent three rivers in the Province of Carniola, namely the Sava, the Ljubljanica and the Krka rivers. The ground plan of the fountain is shaped in the form of the ancient three-leaf town seal of Ljubljana. The Fountain of Three Carniolan Rivers is Robba's last creation in Ljubljana. Having finished his works on the fountain, the impoverished Robba moved to Zagreb.
Built in 1751 by Francesco Robba, the great master of a Ljubljana sculptural studio in the first half of the 18th century. It symbolises the three rivers: Sava, Krka, Ljubljanica and it is characterized by the figures of the three sturdy, lively tritons with oval jugs in their hands and dolphins at their feet.
The monument is inspired after a fountain in Rome (in Piazza Navona) and had a quite scandalous birth in 1751. Some of the marble taken from Italy sank near Trieste -- that is why only the figures were made of Carrara marble, and the artist, Francesco Robba, could not keep the deal.
The fountain of the Carniolan rivers or the Robba fountain by its sculptor (Francesco Robba), next to The Townhall, is said to be the most beautiful Baroque monument in Ljubljana and it is quite well placed to the junction of threee streets. It symbolises the three rivers: Sava, Krka, Ljubljanica and it is characterized by the figures of the three sturdy, lively tritons with oval jugs in their hands and dolphins at their feet. It is inspired after another fountain in Piazza Nabona (Rome).
In Mestni trg, there is a fountain called the Robba Fountain, apparently modelled on a similar one in Roma. I remembered it from my first trip, but it has since been encased in a mini greenhouse to protect it...I think I preferred it without this....
The area the fountain is situated (Mestni trg) is considered to be the youngest part of the medieval town, however, the history of the buildings of this area can be tracked back to the 12th century.
The fountain, next to The Townhall, is said to be the most beautiful Baroque monument in Ljubljana and it is quite well placed to the junction of threee streets. It symbolises the three rivers: Sava, Krka, Ljubljanica and it is characterized by the figures of the three sturdy, lively tritons with oval jugs in their hands and dolphins at their feet.
Modelled after a roman fountain, the gushing urns represent the rivers of the old Austrian province of Carinola - Sava, Krka and Ljubljanica. The fountain - 1741- sits in the middle of Mestni trg in front of the Town Hall/Magistrat (late 15th century).
The Robba Fountain of Carniolan Rivers is an interesting baroque monument in Ljubljana. The fountain was built by the architect and artist Francesco Robba and it is 10 metres high. If you look closely you will notice that this is the smaller cousin of another better known fountain: the one in Piazza Navona in Rome. There's also an allegorical meaning behind: it's placed in a part of town where three main streets meet, and it's supposed to represent It three rivers: the Sava, the Krka, the Ljubljanica, all three represented by the figures of the three tritons with jugs in their hands and dolphins at their feet.
the robba fountain, stemming from the italian sculpture fransesco robba, with the town hall as a backdrop.
Designed by Italian sculptor Francesco Robba in 1751, this impressive work is a reworking of one in Rome.