Tivoli Park and Mansion, Ljubljana

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    Tivoli park - the lungs of the town

    by akkipaa Written Apr 21, 2012

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    I just to live i Azbetova ulica and as marathoner my intention was to run a lot. The city is not a perfect place to jogging, but the Tivoli Park is, even in winter, of course there could rain a lot of snow and the paths are then more challenging.

    Take a look to picture, on summer time it is perfect place for picnic!

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    Tivoli Park

    by travelfrosch Updated Feb 18, 2012

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    A fun green space in Ljubljana is the vast park to the west of the city, known as Park Tivoli. You'll find a variety of activities here, but the best are either to relax or to walk. The building at the far west end is known as Cekinov Grad, which doubles as a contemporary museum of sorts. The featured exhibit was on video game heroine Lara Croft when we visited, so we skipped it. But the flower garden and lake are definitely enjoyable to visit.

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    The park

    by vesna04 Updated Aug 29, 2007

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    Next to the park or it is more correct to say in the park itself you can find a car parking. I think it is the cheapest in Ljubljana's center and whats more important there is no parking time limit . That is where we left our car on the one day trip to Ljubljana.
    The park is very nice, well kept and as you would expect, there are some nice flowers and big trees. Besides that there are lots of interesting sculptures to be looked at.
    At the time we were there there was an open air exhibition of the modern art showing some city scenes from around the world.

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    The Mansion

    by vesna04 Updated Aug 29, 2007

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    The Mansion dates from 17th century. It was the residental building 'till 1967 and today is a home to the International Centre of Graphic Arts. For the fee of about 4 euros you can see a very nice colection of prints from last century to the present days as well as some very nice peaces of contemporary art. No need to mention that it is situated in beautiful well kept Tivoli park, very close to the city center.

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    Tivoli Park

    by monkeytrousers Written Aug 2, 2007

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    Located a short walk from the old town centre is park tivoli, a gorgeous park famous for its boulavards and designs by Joze Plecnik whose architecture can be seen throughout the city. There's some nice areas for sport in the park as well as a lake, indoor leisure complex and the museum of contemporary history. The greenland beyond the main park is vast and perfect land for hiking or biking. There is even a zoo there.

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    Sculptures and statues in and near Tivoli Park

    by Airpunk Updated Dec 21, 2006

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    Janez Vajkard Valvasor, 17th century scientist

    Between the museum area and Tivoli mansion you will find many statues and sculptures, from statues to famous Slovenes to modern art. Just have a small walk around the area and see what you can discover.

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    Have some quiet moments @ Tivoli Park

    by xuessium Updated Oct 31, 2006

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    Not that the city was overwhelmingly noisy but it was like entering a warped zone as you slip behind the curtains of silence at the serenely beautiful Tivoli Park. Broad promenades with rows of lovely ornate benches backed by lush greenery made for a most lovely backdrop. The sensation is further heightened should you have chosen to enter the park via Cankarjeva Road, meaning you would have taken the rather unmatching shabby looking underpass below the rail tracks.

    Here you will find the white-washed Grad Tivolski (Tivoli Castle), which actually resembles a mansion and less a castle, and a staircase guarded by 2 pairs of cast-iron dogs (also painted white). Rumours have it that the creator was so distraught by wagging tongues that he had omitted the tongue of the dogs, that he shot himself.

    I have not visited the following but guidebooks have also indicated that Tivoli Park is also home to a number of sporting facilities, the International Centre of Graphic Arts housed inside Tivoli Castle and the Sequin Castle which houses the Museum of Modern History.

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    Tivoli Mansion

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 14, 2006

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    Tivoli Mansion is set in the beautiful Tivoli Park which lies to the west of the city centre. The mansion is approached by the Jakopic Promenade which was designed by Plecnik in the 1920s and 30s. When I visited, the promenade was lined with huge boards showing pictures taken of famous buildings and landscapes from around the world.

    The mansion was built in the early 17th century by Jesuits who used it as a holiday home for themselves and their students. Later the mansion became first the property of the Catholic Church and then the property of the Provincial States. In 1835, the Ljubljana Kazina Society opened a summer amusement park with a pub and a café next to the mansion. It was then that the mansion was given its present name. In 1852 it was bought by the Emperor Franz Joseph and let on a life-long lease to Marshall Joseph Radetzky. On this occasion the mansion was renovated. Its façade was redecorated in Classicist style and a number of new walking paths and gardens were opened to the public. The dog statues were created by the sculptor Anton D. Fernkorn around the year 1870. Until 1967, the Tivoli Mansion was a residential building and today houses the International Centre of Graphic Arts.

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    by Airpunk Written Jun 14, 2006

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    Landscape of Tivoli Park - near Jakopic Walk

    West to the city center, you will fidn Tivoli Park which is Ljubljana's largest park by far. The park dates back to the early 19th century and even here, Joze Plecnik made some major changes during the 1920s and 1930s. The most famous point in the park is Tivoli mansion, a center of contemporary art housed in a 17th century building with a cllassicist facade. A classic park is found here with many paths and the Jakopic walk as its central axis. Beside that, the woods, sport facilities and the adjacent zoo makes it a perfect area for recreation.

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  • A quiet getaway

    by jonopam Written Sep 2, 2005

    Located very close to the city; only 5 minutes walk from the main shopping st. We found this a great place to relax away from traffic. When we were there, there was an exhibition on with ariel photographs of the world, which was fascinating.

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    by bijo69 Written Aug 2, 2005

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    Tivoli Park is a nice place to go and relax after you visited the nearby museums. The park, which was laid out in 1813, is quite large and the mansion from the 17th century hosts the International Centre of Graphic.
    When I was there in June there was an exhibit of aerial photographs by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Very impressive.

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    tivoli park !!!

    by DPando Updated Jun 14, 2005

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    i dont use to visit these sort of places ..but a magical or i dont think what ..push me ahead this gorgeous and sensitive place
    broad dells surrounded by hills and gardens ...
    if you are really tired of your roundtrip flee here and relax yuor mind

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  • climb to the top of Tivoli Park

    by miromi Written Mar 29, 2005
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    Tivoli Park is where it's at and you will most certainly find your way here if at least to visit the Tivoli museum. I had a delightful time simply walking up the large hill to the top of the park, and I took in the beautiful view of the city from the top. Ok, so the view included the concrete communist eyesores but it is most definitely recommended, and you feel like you are part of the city as you walk up the paths surrounded by couples and families!

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    by deeper_blue Written Feb 19, 2005

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    Tivoli park is the largest park in Ljubljana, a great place for a leisurely walk or somewhere to unwind. There are some steep trails at the back of the park, which are quite strenuous but provide a great view of the surrounding city blanketed by the numerous trees.

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    Tivoli Park

    by HORSCHECK Updated Sep 26, 2004

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    Tivoli Park with Roznik Hill is the biggest recreational green area in Ljubljana. Within the area the Tivoli Mansion and the wide Jakopic promenade are well worth seeing. The Jakopic promenade is another example of the works of Ljubljana's famous architect Joze Plecnik.

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