Slovene architecture

Barag Seminary

Jože Plečnik / 2022
LOCATION: Vilharjeva cesta 11, Ljubljana

Baraga’s Seminary was built between 1936 and 1941. The building stands in the area of the former Ljubljana cemetery, called St. Christopher’s. The four-storey semicircular building is modelled on the Roman Colosseum and Castle of the Holy Angel, although the second semicircle, envisioned in Plečnik’s plan and which would have completed a full circle, was never built. The building hides an interesting courtyard. In 1956, architect Anton Bitenc rearranged the central part of the building for the needs of the Festival Hall.

Object information

Construction year
2022
Object size
11000 m2
Area size
3135 m2
Investor
The City Municipality of Ljubljana

Technical team

Photographers
Viktorija Potočnik, Dnevnik, Ira Zorko

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