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National and University Library

Turjashka ulica 1, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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Turjashka ulica 1, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

National and University Library was designed by a famous Ljubljanian architect. When you enter the main door he designed it to go from dark to light as you go up the stairs. At the top of the stairs is the reading room which you are...More

Thank Laurence M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful library in center of Lubljana. Architecture is amazing. Full of students studying hard. In the basement is a small bar.

Thank Monika M
Reviewed November 4, 2017

When in Ljubljana, do not miss the National and University Library (Narodna in univerzitetna knjižnica, Turjaška ulica 1). It has a rich collection of medieval manuscripts, incunabula and Renaissance prints. Built between 1936 and 1941 (designed by renowned architect Jože Plečnik) on the site of...More

Thank gicadelo
Reviewed October 7, 2017

National Library with interesting architecture. Tourists are not allowed to enter, so you have to just observe and admire the exterior. A building with history in WW2. Very close to the river so easy to reach as part of a stroll around the city centre.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed October 6, 2017

One of the many buildings designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik (1872-1957). Unfortunately the building is only open to students of the university but it is worth stopping by just to gaze on the stunning exterior.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed October 3, 2017

During our first full day walking tour we kept hearing the name Plecnik. He was the architect responsible for so many amazing things. At the end of the day we went to the National and University Library and it was stunning. While we could not...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed September 30, 2017

The library is accessible from 2:30 pm till 6 pm for individual sightseeing. For a 2 euro entrane fee you get to see a black marble staircase with impressive columns leading to the main reading room. Definitely worth seeing!

Thank madulak
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Memorable building with great architectural ideas(i.e. upper windows like open books). I think that this is the main attraction to remember from this city. very good to look from outside.

Thank dan b
Reviewed September 4, 2017

We visited the library during our free walking tour and we decided to go inside afterwards, as it looked great in the pictures. When we went in , we learnt that you have to have a member card to see inside of the library .

Thank SahinDikmen
Reviewed September 1, 2017

National library is not just a temple of book and known architecture of Jože Plečnik. They organize summer concerts and fine exhibitions. Last one was dedicated to old books, first printed books kept in the institution. Exhibition is not huge but interesting enough for a...More

Thank Miha P
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