The theme of Room 22 is blacksmithing, one of the most special and highly valued crafts. A blacksmith’s job was always somewhat mysterious, involving fire and skills known only to some.
This exceptionally spacious room boasts an original 17th-century wood ceiling and a restored Pompeian-style wall painting. It abounds with fascinating details that reveal ties with the blacksmithing craft, but its highlight is a metal bathtub that you will find impossible to resist.
A peek into history …
The beginnings of blacksmithing in Ljubljana
Little did we know, as we embarked on the full renovation of the Zlata ladjica building, what a wealth of valuable testimonies of its past and of the history of the city would be uncovered in its walls and ceilings. In the basement, archaeologists also unearthed the remains of a blacksmith’s hearth and items from the 11th and 12th century, which testify to the fact that the very spot occupied today by Zlata ladjica was once the site of the oldest known blacksmith’s workshop in medieval Ljubljana.
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