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National Gallery (Narodna Galerija)

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Address: Cankarjeva cesta 20 | Prešernova 24, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
Phone Number: 01 24 15 418
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Recently remodeled

Beautiful gallery, in a recently renovated palace. Especially interesting are the works of native artists (sculptors and painters).

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Winchester, Virginia
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a very fine building, and a fitting setting in which to display some intriguing and high quality paintings. Everyone will have their favourites, but do not miss The Artist's Mother by Janez Subic, and Double Self-Portrait by Ivan Vavpotic.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved guided tour and saturdays morning drawing classes for childrens. We spend 3 hours in galery and we had good time.

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Winchester, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gallery, in a recently renovated palace. Especially interesting are the works of native artists (sculptors and painters).

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

so much to see but my favourite painting was THE JUDGEMENT OF SOLOMON.everything was well set out and presented.we lost all sense of time as we wondered through the gallery.the cost is half price for senior citizens.

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Winchcombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Has no notable masters but enjoyable to see something different and the local culture. Some of the works were very good. It was quiet so refreshing not to be surrounded by hoards of people.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

If you thought Impressionism lived in Paris, you'll be pleasantly surprised to discover a bunch of new favorite artists who painted in Slovenia. I was blown away by the art in the rooms devoted to their paintings, but this museum is a pleasant walk through the history of art in Slovenia from religious images to everyday life scenes to gorgeous... More 

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Googong NSW
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

The gallery has just had a modern 'extension', achieved by joining the original gallery to an adjacent building with an enormous glass atrium and open space. The art on display includes ancient sculptures (wood and stone) in addition to the range of paintings. The 'modern' area in the middle of the gallery is interesting architecturally, but we found the "art... More 

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High Point, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautifully designed (architecturally) museum that gives one an excellent overview of Slovenian art from about 1600-present. No-it doesn't have "big name" artists, that's why it's called the NATIONAL Gallery! Why in the world someone would advise skipping this museum because it doesn't have "masters" like the Louvre is beyond me. The entire point is to showcase Slovenian... More 

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Bampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

A limited amount of known artworks but the building is well refurbished and the old gallery is complemented well by the new gallery space and the open cafe foyer at the rear. Unlike helpful receptionist, gift shop assistant and cafe staff a suspicious unsmiling lady orderly spoiled the visit by constantly following us around and making us feel unwelcome

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The National Gallery is one of the most wonderful museums I have ever visited in Ljubljana... There is also a replica of Fountain of Three Carniolan Rivers inside the building. Calm, well-designed, silent...

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