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Address: Dunajska cesta 1000 Ljubljana
At the beginning of the 20th century, Slovenia saw the emergence of two major gymnastic societies promoting both sports activities and political issues: first the liberal Sokol Society and then the Orel Society, a Catholic organisation modelled on the Sokol Society and its mass sports gatherings. The Orel Society's stadium, built between 1925 and 1941 to a design by Jože Plečnik, is now Ljubljana's Central Stadium. Its raked seating, balustrades and stands reflect Plečnik's distinctive style. The Stadium is enclosed by a brick wall. Its entrances are covered by a large canopy supported by a row of pseudo-Doric columns. Next to the southern corner of the enclosing wall, Plečnik erected a memorial column topped with a statue called The Windmill (Vetrnica vetrov). For the occasion of the 1935 Ljubljana Eucharist Congress, he designed a large stand for the guests of honour, adorned with a stone colonnade. 

GPS Northing (N) : 46,0692 
GPS Easting (E) : 14,5086 
Administrator : Turizem Ljubljana | ++386 1 306 45 75 | | | last modified: 07/03/2013
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GPS N: 46,0692
E: 14,5086
Place: Ljubljana

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