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  • Address: Turjaška ulica 1, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Hours: Mon–Fri: 8am–8pm; Sat 9am–2pm

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National and University Library of Slovenia Tours

Established in 1774, the National and University Library of Slovenia is one of the country’s most prestigious institutions. Tucked away in Plečnik Palace on the edge of the medieval center of Ljubljana, the Jože Plečnik-designed, four-story building is patterned with contrasting limestone and brickwork and centered around a pair of internal courtyards. The impressive library reading room fans out around a monumental marble staircase scattered with 32 gray and black marble columns.

Open to guided tours, the library holds some 1.3 million books, 8,700 rare manuscripts, and other multimedia resources. It also contains five major collections of Slovenian artifacts, from medieval manuscripts to maps, all of which are available to view in a series of ornate exhibition rooms. The National and University Library is included on many walking tours of Ljubljana, and a visit can be combined with a cruise down the Ljubljanica River or local beer tasting for an experience that's one for the books.

Practical Info

Located on Turjaška ulica in Ljubljana, the library’s exhibition rooms are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm and Saturday from 9am to 2pm. Admission is free, although visits must be booked in advance. The site is easily accessed on foot, but most bus lines will take you to the Drama bus station located less than a fourth of a mile (280 meters) northwest of the attraction.

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Guided Walk and Funicular Ride to Ljubljana Castle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

In the company of a guide, you will take a walk through the historical city centre of Ljubljana, get to know the city's history, art, architecture, and way of ...  Read more

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $20.29
Ljubljana City Walk and Boat Cruise along the Ljubljanica, Ljubljana, Walking Tours
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Ljubljana City Walk and Boat Cruise along the Ljubljanica

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

This tour is an excellent combination of learning about the city's history, art, and architecture and enjoying a tourist boat cruise along the river ...  Read more

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $20.29
City Tour of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Walking Tours
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City Tour of Ljubljana

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Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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