Navje – a charming cemetary in Bezigrad

In Bežigrad district, just behind Ljubljana Railway Station, between the Vilharjeva (the entrance), Železna, and Linhartova streets, there is a small cemetary, called Navje. I like it for it’s pocket size and charming trees that give visitors the feeling that time has stopped.

 

Is it just me or has time just stopped? :)

Is it just me or has time just stopped? :)

Actually Navje is a memorial park, where between the late 18th and the early 20th century there used to be the central town St. Christopher’s Cemetery. This cemetary was located in the area, where today the Exhibition and Convention Centre is. The park was designed by Ljubljana’s most famous architect Jože Plečnik in collaboration with architect Ivo Spinčič and the gardener Anton Lah. There lay some of the greatest Slovenian artists, including Linhart, Vodnik, Čop, Levstik, Stritar and Aškerc.

 

The grave of Kersnik

The grave of Kersnik

Excuse me for all these historical data. ;) But it is great to know the background of such a wonderful “neighbour”. :) I was not so lucky that day, because it was cloudy, but still the charm stays on the beautiful stroll of Navje.

Beaufiful arcades of Navje

Beaufiful arcades of Navje

The memorial park Navje

The memorial park Navje