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National and University Library: Tours & Tickets

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Turjashka ulica 1, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The National and University Library, 1930-31, was designed by Plechnik. This is a wonderful and monumental work, which was damaged in WWII, but restored and is one of the main architectural attractions of the city. We spent an enjoyable hour or two here, there is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank KirkieClare
Reviewed 29 July 2019

This is not the typical building you will see and if you like varied architecture it is worth seeking out to take a look.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank robert-not-home
Reviewed 2 July 2019

It is sufficient to admire the unique architecture of this building where the windows look like an opened book. It is easily recognisable from the top at Ljubljana Castle. The security guard is very strict about not letting anyone in on weekdays.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank kim buay p
Reviewed 13 June 2019

A visit to the library building most days will allow you free access to see the main staircase, exhibition room and the tea room. The library/reading room itself is out of bounds to visitors apart from 2.30 - 6pm on a Saturday afternoon, hours are...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank T-SGlobetrotters
Reviewed 10 April 2019

The University Library (1941) was designed by the great Slovenian architect Jože Plecnik and built between 1936 and 1941. Outside the library is a line of statues or busts of famous Slovenians.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

National and University Library in Ljubljana is very nice building and as an institution important keeper of knowledge and culture. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Niho49
Reviewed 6 November 2018

National Library is a very original building in the outside, and it looks functional inside, as a library should be. Ticket allows you to visit the big stair hall and a couple of rooms (a study room and a exhibition room). To be honest, there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Miguelal1984
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Tourist can look for books written in Slovenian language. But you can watch so beautiful architecture from Jože Plečnik. It is great to see from outside and to read something about it but not to gop inside.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Maks matej C
Reviewed 31 October 2018

One of the great buildings by the Slovenian architects Plečnik. The library has a very characteristic façade of brick and stone blocks. And do have a look at the very cool horse-head doorknobs of the main door. Entrance to the reading room is only possible...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Globetrotter045
Reviewed 1 October 2018

During the library opening hours, the Main Reading Room is open for students only. Tourists can visit the lobby and the Exhibition Room (between 10.00 and 18.00), as well as the NUK Cafe in the basement of the library (open 8.00-20.00). Visit to the Reading...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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