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“Whenever I visit Ljubljana, I love this man more and more”
Review of Plecnik House

Plecnik House
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$14.74*
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Guided Walk and Funicular Ride to Ljubljana Castle
Ranked #47 of 180 things to do in Ljubljana
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Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Whenever I visit Ljubljana, I love this man more and more”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

J.Plečnik is a person who gave an extra strong and very special touch to our capital and his job is done for centuries which means that whenever You visit Ljubljana you can see that in his art-hitecture everytime different story is offered...it is like pure magic, like he would be a visionary architect...HE really IS great Man.

Visited May 2013
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“Brilliant (even for the architectural layman)”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

I do not have any background in architecture, or in Jože Plečnik, other than the sites I saw in Ljubljana.

On the basis of the "three star" rating (i.e. must-see) in Rick Steve's guidebooks, I decided to give this inexpensive attraction a try. It turned out to be time and money well spent. Perhaps due to the relative obscurity of this attraction compared to other Ljubljana sites, I was the only visitor on a Tuesday morning, and had the privilege of a private hour long tour.

The guide was a student in the local university, but this in no way diminished the quality of the tour. She provided lots of pertinent information about the man, the house, and his works. I really could not have asked for more, and I was so pleased with the experience that I provided a tip in excess of the admission fee.

This is not just any normal museum, but the self-designed house of a highly interesting character, which makes the visit a highly intimate experience, providing a unique insight into the personality of Plečnik. I have visited quite a few museums dedicated to famous personalities, and none can match this site. Having the great guide certainly boosted the experience.

The site is slightly beyond the normal tourist zone, but the 10min stroll is highly enjoyable, and one can detour to the roman wall with a Plečnik-designed pyramid.

No photographs are allowed, but who needs an electronic record when the experience has been indelibly etched into my memories. Absolutely recommended.

Visited May 2013
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“A bit out of the way, but worth seeing”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

A visit to this place (actually Plecnik's home and studio) will give you a great insight into the man who shaped so much of Ljubljana. It's well-preserved, looks just like when Plecnik lived there early and mid-20th century. Staff are very helpful--my wife and I had a private tour. Definitely worth the time (10-15 min walk from old town) it takes to get there. Recommend taking the route that Plecnik took every day to and from the University. Head down Vegova Ulica away from Congress Square--street will change names a couple of times before you get there. The tree-lined streets are Plecnik's own design--a much more pleasant walk than the very busy Slovenska Cesta. There's also a very pleasant street of cafes (Eipprova Ulica) nearby to have a coffee or bite to eat before you head back to the center of town.

Visited May 2012
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