Wednesday 13 September 2023

Tivoli Park, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Although you have to cross a busy ring road to get there, Tivoli Park is pretty much in the centre of Ljubljana. This large green space has smart landscaping, the heavily-forested Rožnik hill, striking sculptures and a couple of handsome mansions that now double as restaurants and exhibition spaces. Designed in 1813 by the French engineer Jean Blanchard, Tivoli Park is about five square kilometres, dissected by three walks lined with horse chestnut trees and distant views of the city's castle. In September 2023, the park's broad Jakopič Promenades was lined by large format prints celebrating the work of Ivan Tavčar, a leading Slovenian writer and politician.