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National and University Library

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Turjashka ulica 1, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank wgorab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Luv2TravelFarNWide
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

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

Thank saipan28
Reviewed 3 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

Thank R55VEL
Reviewed 10 July 2018

You can enter the library and go up the stairway but that is about all that you can do as a tourist. The reading room is off-limits to tourist. The entrance to the library is done is very dark marble and as you go up...More

Thank forshara
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Another highlight of my 2pm guided city and boat tour, easily booked at the Tourist Office at the Bridge. Awesome architecture and Simona our guide gave us a great introduction to the work of Plecnik and his devotion to the city of Ljubljana. Popped in...More

Thank vessi80
Reviewed 7 July 2018

We came here to see what was described as the striking architecture of Plecnik, particularly the university library. However, this part is only open to visitors on Saturday, so we didn't get to see it. The rest of the building is not something really spectacular....More

Thank S K
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Pretty cool and striking from the outside, all serenity and grace on the inside. You can't easily tour the reading rooms now, which makes sense as it's a live uni study area. Check out the cafe in the basement. Overall worth stopping by for 30...More

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