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“Near the town hall with interesting story”

Fountain of Three Carniolan Rivers (Vodnjak treh kranjskih rek)
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Ranked #41 of 208 things to do in Ljubljana
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

It was created between 1743 and 1751 by the Venetian-born sculptor and architect Francesco Robba (1698-1757), who spent most of his life in Ljubljana and is considered to be the city's greatest Baroque master sculptor working in stone. The sculptures of three river gods adorning it are believed to represent three Carniolan rivers: the Sava, the Ljubljanica and the Krka. The Fountain's ground plan is shaped in the form of Ljubljana's ancient three-leaf town seal. He went to Italy to purchase marble for the statues and when the ship was returning to Slovenia…it sank. He was only able to afford one more slab of marble so only one of the statues is carved from marble. The city NEVER paid him for his work and he left for Zagreb with no money. Apparently the city is still very embarrassed about this.

Thank Linda B
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"his life"
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"piazza navona in rome"
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Really there is not much point in going out of your way to see it - however it is located in a great part of town that is very worth a visit.

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Very nice Italian style sculpture in front of the city hall in the middle of a beautiful square surounded by many shops and restaurants

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

This is a 17th century creation of Venetian sculpture. You will find this in Mestni trg near the city hall in the old part of town. The fountain is a beauty and it depicts three different Gods.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Located in the middle of Mestni trg and in front of Magistrat building, this fountain has great position and is very easy to find. Not sure how much I like it after refubrishment though. It looks a bit too modern.

Thank Aleksandar S
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