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National Gallery (Narodna Galerija)

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Address: Cankarjeva c. 20 | Prešernova 24, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone Number: 01 24 15 418
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Local Slovenian Art

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Winchcombe, United Kingdom
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Winchcombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Thank Cole132
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank reliantship
Googong NSW
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank ChrisKenyon136
High Point, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank marftrip
Bampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Holstenkid
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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...

Thank Nettie2009
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Although I have been many times in Ljubljana, I find this gallery in this visit. Entering fee is 7 euros, and there are many interesting statues and painting which are not famous but worth seeing. Gallery is not so big but well made mixtures of paintings and sculptures in big open space. There are big old paintings from old to... More 

Thank Chuuk K
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to spend up to 4 hours, but can be done in 1 hour as well. A place is a combination of modern and fien de siecle architecture. One can get there an interesting overview of art from 13th century on with special attention to some famous Slovenian paniters. Nice small gift shop and cafe as... More 

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Udine, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Not only the pictures are Worth a visit, but also the cafeteria to eat good cakes and rest to read books, and the very well built edifice.

Thank 57Paolo57
Maribor, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

There are just two big galleries with pictures in Slovenia. National Gallery and Kostanjevica. You will not find big international names in National Gallery but collection leads you from Gothic period to the last century. You will need about two hours inside. They have small coffee shop and some souvenirs. Good for families and in bad weather.

Thank Miha P

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