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National Gallery (Narodna Galerija)

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Address: Cankarjeva c. 20, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone Number: 01 24 15 418
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Slovene realism and modernist painters.

Jama, Jakopič, Grohar, Šubic, Petkovšek, Kobilica were Slovenia's best painters. National galery is worth a visit for them alone.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Apar L
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The National Gallery of Slovenia, a fine bright well renovated building with an impressive entrance hall is situated at the edge of the lovely Tivoli park. The permanent collection is of modest proportions and a high standard, especiall, the Medieval and the 19th century art, impressionist and social realist. Pleasant ambiance.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Jama, Jakopič, Grohar, Šubic, Petkovšek, Kobilica were Slovenia's best painters. National galery is worth a visit for them alone.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Well presented permanent collection of Slovenian paintings and other artifacts through the centuries. Very user friendly. The current special exhibit of art that had been shown in the former Yugoslav embassies was also interesting.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The museum itself is a wonderfully modern building, in a glass annexe. There are free guided English tours, with a great explanation of the various pieces of art's position within Slovenian history. But, fundamentally, there isn't much of artistic value here, especially if one is used to the art museums of Paris, Amsterdam and Italy. Much of the art is... More 

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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

It is a nice collection of statues of woman, famous man, love embraces, and some common scenes. If you like statues, it definitely worth a visit. The painting section of the museum was small & prohibited photography.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Half the museum is being renovated and the gallery between is largely empty, so the collections that are open are easy to take in without having to spend hours absorbing it all. That said, take time to admire works by Franc Cavčič (his 'Ideal Landscapes' are glorious), Marko Pernhart ('Panoramic View' is a delight) and Anton Ažbe (seek out 'Black... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Don't be put off by the size of this building. When we visited there were basically only two exhibitions. The first was the permanent exhibition on the second floor. This was superb. Wonderful old art, and later developments up to the start of the 20th century. Good English explanations. On the ground floor was an exhibition of art from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Nicely laid out. Not very large, but will hold your attention. The artist were new to me as many are Slovenian artist. The works sometimes parallels other European styles. It was not crowded and the staff were very helpful. Better then staying in the hotel on a rainy day. I enjoyed expanding my world view to include Slovenian artists.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I think much of the old Gallery is shut off due to renovation, so much of the exhibition feels very temporary and random, and probably not as "grand" as it usually does. No cafe facilities on offer. It was included on our tourist card pass. The highlights were the original of Robba's Fountain of the 3 Rivers, Marko Pernhart's Smarna... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

First of all I must congratulate the activities that take place in Slovenia's museums and galleries on the Cultural Day (8th Feb). We were pleasantly surprised by everything the Gallery had to show. FIrst of all, they have an exhibiiton Painting in Normandy which is representing the sights in an original manner. Then also the permanent collection shows Slovenian and... More 

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