Zakaj Meksiko

Why Meksiko

The place of today's building of Meksiko Hotel was a gathering of so called Meksikajnarji in 1864.

Meksikajnarji is a title for volunteers in the army of Mexican Emperor Maximilian, brother of Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph. Because of the resistance of Mexicans in 1864, Franz Joseph assisted his brother Maximilian by gathering volunteers from the Austrian provinces; according to some data that was about 6.000 volunteers. Ljubljana City Council issued a call for volunteering on 3 June; a gathering spot of volunteers was Cukrarna and the area of today’s Hotel Meksiko. The volunteers from all countries sailed to Mexico Via Trieste.