Perhaps the most impressive of all the Emona monuments is the former city wall, which can be found along Mirje just south of the city centre. Originally surrounding the town and featuring four main gates, at their most impressive the walls were 2.5m thick and reached heights of up to 8m. In a period of rapid urban expansion following the First World War, the city council made the decision to tear down the last remaining section of the wall so they could sell off the land for development and alleviate traffic congestion. However, thanks largely to the efforts of France Stelé, who was then head of the city's monuments office, there was a public outcry against the proposal, leading the council to reverse its decision and restore the wall. The design of the restoration works was awarded to the famed architect Jože Plečnik in 1926, and although his blending of modern and classical elements is now considered one of the Ljubljana's top attractions, at the time it proved quite controversial and the project was not completed until 1934. Explore the wall's passageways, pillars and pyramid on a sunny day and decide for yourself.