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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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Prešern's Day at the Gallery

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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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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São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil
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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 

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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 

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Spokane, Washington
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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 

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Leeds, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I was looking for the modern art gallery, but came into here by accident, and I was really pleased that I did. The range of exhibits, going back to some stunning pieces of religious imagery from 700 years ago, was really good. There were many really interesting works, and it was a highlight of my tru to Ljubljana.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We spent over 2 hours here, and could have spent more. There is plenty of space, and the works are particularly well laid out. There is a only a small stock of works (paintings, carvings, sculptures) compared with the National Galleries of larger countries, but this is made up for in the excellent quality of those works. If you like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We visited after going to the Modern Gallery. There is a separation between the Slovenian painters and the European, (two parts of the Gallery) I'd actually like to have seen them mixed as the influences were very similar. Art of this general age and type isn't my favourite (my preference being for modern 20th Century) however they do have some... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

It's a wonderful museum of national artwork. There is always a standard display of slovenian artwork and european painters, plus there is usually a special display (located in the glass part of the gallery) that changes after a while. I especially like the fact, that the rooms in which the art is displayed, are big and roomy, and give such... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Nice demonstration of national artwork. Although I felt like there should have been more details on the artists and artwork on show. As a non-arty person this would have benefitted greatly.

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