Quick survey: when you are in Ljubljana or planning a visit, what do brochures show you? They probably show you the castle, Plečnik architecture and Old Town? Well, there’s a wonderful architectural style they almost never talk about. Slovenian architecture after 1945, sometimes called ‘socialist’ architecture. But is that really the right word? Some of our most important architects were influenced by Le Corbusier, who had Slovenian interns on a regular basis. Do you ever call his architecture socialist? In reality this architecture is beautiful, without historical kitsch.
I would say it’s also important to get to know this chapter of our history, because the majority of Ljubljana was built after the second World War. If you want to embrace the whole city, you shouldn’t limit yourself just to the cliche, but beautiful Old Town.
This is just one of the pearls, but you can find a lot more, walking on Slovenska Street. You can check the top of the top from 1945 till 1970 on Evidenca.