Monument to the Revolution

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Completed: 1975

Architects: Vladimir Braco Mušič (architect) and Drago Tršar (sculptor)

Genre: Spomenik, Socialist monument, former Yugoslavia

The bronze monument on Republic Square (formerly Revolution Square) was erected in honour of the Yugoslav Partisans victory over Axis forces during the National Liberation War (World War II). In 1964, a full-sized plaster version of the monument was created. This was then cut into 240 pieces in order to have them cast into bronze. However, an economic crisis ensued in Yugoslavia soon after and the bronze casting, which took place in Zagreb, did not happen until 1974. The smaller sections were then welded into four larger pieces and transported back to Ljubljana for the final fitting together and eventual unveiling.

Monument to the Revolution in Ljubljana, Slovenia | Spomenik | Socialist monument | former Yugoslavia

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