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National and University Library

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Reviewed 12 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 7 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 1 November 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 2 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
Thank wgorab
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This library building has brickwork that almost resembles braille, and inside the lobby and staircase are lovely. Not much to see except books beyond that, and only library card holders are allowed to the upper levels. But still interesting to look at.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Luv2TravelFarNWide
Reviewed 22 September 2018

You should go and see this building! A prior review said you had to be a student to enter the reading room. I'm not sure about during the weekdays, but we went on a Saturday, and the reading room was open to us from 2:30pm...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Eva Q
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This building was designed by the famous Slovenian architect, Jože Plečnik who also designed the triple bridge. The exterior is unique with its orange and grey random patterns, protruding bricks and windows. The interior staircase and columns are likewise impressive but you cannot get into...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Peter K
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The ideas and history behind this unique architecture are interesting, but not much to do inside as a tourist. I first visited the outside with the walking tour group and the next day i decided to go in. The hallway was pretty cool. You can...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank saipan28
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Impressive hallway but that’s about all we got to see for our entrance price of €10.... The building’s architecture was clearly amazing but we couldn’t help but feel a bit ripped off for our weekday visit given the fact we didn’t see much of it....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank McrJames
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