We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Gallery (Narodna Galerija)

Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Cankarjeva c. 20, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone Number: 01 24 15 418
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 23 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
  • 1
  • 0
Statues worth the visit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Orange County, California
Add Photo Write a Review

23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orange County, California
Level Contributor
51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tallinn, Estonia
Level Contributor
328 reviews
194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
234 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
shaker heights
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
265 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
91 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil
Level Contributor
82 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Being fond of Ljubljana and Slovenia in general, we were eager to visit the National Gallery and be immersed in Slovenian art. Our excitement grew as we found out that there was also an exhibition of Victorian art called "Awakening Beauty". Our excitement, however, did not last long. As soon as we set foot in the Victorian art section, we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Was very impressed. Free entry as per usual on first sunday of the month. There is substantial renovation taking place so large parts of building are empty. Well presented collection of slovenian artworks laid out in a chronological order giving you a feeling of a journey through the ages. Some of the artists on show have produced some truly impressive... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Spokane, Washington
Level Contributor
72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This museum was under renovation when my trio of travelers visited in October 2013, so I don't believe the whole museum was open to the public. However, we still had a wonderful visit! We started with the European Art exhibit. This is a small but excellent collection of European art from some well known and relatively well-known artists. There is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed National Gallery (Narodna Galerija) also viewed


Been to National Gallery (Narodna Galerija)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from National Gallery (Narodna Galerija) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?