A beautiful room with a balcony that will take you back to times of myth and legend
Room 34 offers a stunning view of one of the most beautiful parts of Ljubljana. As you soak up the easy-going city vibe from the balcony, watching the lazy green river flow slowly past, the room with its many details and paintings recounts the heroic tale of Jason and the Argonauts. Another striking feature of the room is the magnificent old beam from the original roof structure.
A peek into history …
Jason, the Golden Fleece, and Zlata ladjica
Legend has it that Ljubljana was founded by the mythological Greek hero Jason, who stole the Golden Fleece and travelled with his band of Argonauts from the Black Sea up the Danube, the Sava, and finally the Ljubljanica River, all the way to its source. It was the story of the Golden Fleece and Jason that inspired the name Zlata ladjica.
Before Jason and his companions made it across the Karst to the coast of the Adriatic Sea, they are said to have stayed the winter on the Ljubljana Marshes. Jason is believed to have slain a dragon here, and in 1223 BC he founded the town that was to become Emona, the ancient Roman predecessor of Ljubljana. The image of the dragon has had a place in the Ljubljana coat of arms since baroque times. It references both ancient pagan Greek and Christian mythology, for the city’s patron saint, St. George, also slew a dragon.