National and University Library, Ljubljana

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Established in the 18th century, National and University Library remains one of the most important cultural institutions in the country. Centrally located in the capital city, the building was designed by noted architect Joze Plecnik and represents one of his greatest achievements. Inside, the collection includes well over a million books, thousands of important manuscripts, visual and multimedia resources, periodicals, and other texts. Pay special attention to the main staircase, made with 32 columns using a dark type of marble. Use our Ljubljana trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to National and University Library and other attractions in Ljubljana.
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  • You can visit the reading room after 2:30pm on Saturdays. €5pp which felt very steep given that it did not take very long to tour the reading room. 
    You can visit the reading room after 2:30pm on Saturdays. €5pp which felt very steep given that it did not take very long to tour the reading room.  more »
  • A small and disappointing library, rude staff, so distracting, small tables, good internet connection, uncomfortable chairs 
    A small and disappointing library, rude staff, so distracting, small tables, good internet connection, uncomfortable chairs  more »
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  • The library inside can only accessible on weekend.if you are going on weekday the museun will be only opened.its within ljublijana
  • Definitely overrated. The building is nice, but mind that you'll only see a reading room with no books and a small exhibition about the history of the building itself, all for €5 per person. It's quite nice but I'd give it maximum €1 as support for the university. I advise against it, there are other things in Ljubljana that deserve to be seen. IMPORTANT FOR CHILDREN: if you have children be really careful, it's very easy for them to fall down the top floor onto the stairs, keep them with you all the time.

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