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National Gallery (Narodna Galerija)

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Narodna galerija (National Gallery of Slovenia) is the main art museum in Slovenia, containing the largest visual arts collection from the late medieval period to the twentieth century.
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Cankarjeva cesta 20 | Prešernova 24, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Narodna Galerija is located behind the Opera House and itself an old palace which has been reconverted and extended with a tasteful modern building addition. The museum houses the largest collection of paintings on public display in Slovenia. It is not a big museum but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LuisMoreira
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Great collection and special exhibits make this an outstanding art museum. The exhibit of paintings by Ivana Kobilca was great as was the one of Great Art reinterpreted by students. This is the 100th anniversary of the Gallery so they are pulling out all the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We loved this gallery situated close to the Tivoli. The original architecture is great and forms a pair with the Opera House across the road. A marvellous job has been done to marry the new airy extension to the old and formal. The grand staircase...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank charlestownboy
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Given that Slovenia has only been in formal existence for a short time, this building and its collection represent quite an achievement. Well laid out and a great use of space. Alas I hadn't heard of any of the artists! But am now better informed,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Talented49
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We were enjoying our tour until an older lady that works there started being completely unnecessarily rude to us and our guide (our guide was literally whispering to us, so that we wouldn't bother anyone else, yet she got scolded for being too loud and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank missTinny
Reviewed 2 September 2018

As it should be a shock for the people who read what I mean about everything I Write about on my account this is not different from other analyses. I am not inside almost nothing I have enough of looking on the buildings from the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Baross
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I came across this on my way to the Tivoli Gardens and had a lovely wander round the beautiful building. I was particularly struck by the local artist, Ivana Kobilca, who specialised in portraits. One of the staff was super helpful and really knowledgeable. There...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Craicup
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

So underrated! Near Tívoli Park, the two buildings are connected by a beautiful glass atrium housing the original Robba fountain. The museum is just the right size to enjoy in a few hours and laid out chronologically. I really enjoyed the the permanent collection, experiencing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Diantha W
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Located in a beautiful building, the National Gallery of Slovenia is an excellent museum. It has a remarkable collection of paintings from Slovenia and nearby areas (e.g. Trieste). Currently there is an exhibition of a female painter, Ivana Kobilca, which is not frequently showcased in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Beto79
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We went to the Gallery for the Ivana Kobilca tour all conducted in English. It’s every Sunday at 10 a.m. in August. It was highly instructive and I definitely learned a lot on this painter that I knew very little about! Needless to say her...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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