The idea of the noble family Egkh in the first quarter of 16th century was to build a modern noble residency on the plain north of town Kranj. The primary provincial court had then been substituted by a bold, yet sophisticated Renaissance manor, the first of its kind in the Carniola region. Its design had been prepared by the Italian building masters. The ease of living in the luxurious residency with carefully maintained surroundings had after the noble family Egkh enjoyed their relatives Gallenbergs in the first half of the 18th century, while the well-known Carniolan family Zois had lived there until 1929, when the Yugoslav royal regent Pavle Karadzordzević had started to live there, but only for a short while before the Second World War.
After the Second World War the Brdo estate was nationalized. The manor was thoroughly renewed, the rooms were refurnished with rich art collections, period furniture, carpets and other valuables. By the annexation of some of the neighbouring areas the estate had become a true representative state protocol complex. Here, until his death, Tito hosted numerous domestic and foreign political, business and other personalities, thus sealing the fate of the Brdo estate.
Namely, the Brdo estate today represents the central Slovenian state protocol object where, with the topmost organisation skills of the public utility State Protocol Services of the Republic of Slovenia, the majority of high state protocol events happen: from official receptions to solemn lunches and dinners, talks, meetings, signing of important documents, press conferences …
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