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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Address: Turjaška ulica 1, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Hours: Mon–Fri: 8am–8pm; Sat 9am–2pm
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Guided Walk and Funicular Ride to Ljubljana Castle

Explore Ljubljana’s history and architecture with a guided tour of the historic city center, a perfect introduction to Slovenia’s capital city. Enjoy fascinating tales of Ljubljana's dramatic past and learn about the city’s most famous landmarks and monuments from you guide. Plus, you'll enjoy a ride on Ljubljana's funicular railway, an incline cable car that shoots you up 230 vertical feet (70 vertical meters) from the city center to the Ljubljana Castle in only one minute.
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Ljubljana City Walk and Boat Cruise along the Ljubljanica

Delve into the history and culture of Slovenia’s capital city on a guided walking tour of Ljubljana’s historic city center. You’ll hear fascinating tales of Ljubljana's most famous landmarks and monuments and learn about the city’s best kept secrets from your guide. You’ll also enjoy a cruise down the river Ljubljanica making this tour an excellent value.
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City Tour of Ljubljana

Discover one of Europe’s best cities during this 2-hour city tour of Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana. Led by an informative local guide, you’ll stop at all of the city’s main attractions including Prešeren square, the National Library, the Ljubljanica river and the Three Bridges. Shop for souvenirs in the open air market and admire the charm of the city’s famous medieval streets. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover Ljubljana’s main attractions as well as under-the-radar finds.
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