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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$70 BOOK WITH VIATOR Local craft beer tasting with sightseeing - Lju-BEER-ljana tour
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$118 BOOK WITH VIATOR Plečnik's Ljubljana -UNESCO heritage- A walk among architect Plecnik's creations
Duration: 2 hours
$141 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private city tour of Ljubljana. 2 hours with a friendly and fun local guide.
Duration: 2 hours
$58 BOOK WITH VIATOR Ljubljana on and off the beaten track with a local
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
National and University Library reviews
Very nice library from famous Slovene architekt Jože Plečnik. Fantastic building, very nice interior and very good atmosphere inside. more »
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... more »
Extremely welcoming staff with heartwarming hospitality. Mostly come here to study, but would recommend it to turists interested in architecture and/or occasional exhibitions of establish Slovenian artists and other women/men of importance.
If you aren't a student you must pay 15 euro to be able to sit inside and ready. Not worth it and the guard is rude.
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