National Gallery building in Ljubljana fascinates with its exterior. And when the exterior is beautiful, the interior should be even more beautiful and richer. This is the central gallery of Slovenia and it houses a collection from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. This gallery has its permanent exhibition and those are the work of modern painter from the 20th century, Zoran Mušić. The permanent collection is divided by historical periods, and contains as much as 600 pieces of European and Slovenian art. Here you can see works of medieval church art, baroque works of art by Gregory Lazarini, Biedermeier portraits of Jožef Tominac, works of realists, some Slovenian artists such as Ivana Kobilica and Ivan Grohar.
There is an original fountain of three Carniolan rivers in the National Gallery, made in the Baroque style. This is one of the greatest masterpieces of the Baroque in Ljubljana. A replica of this fountain is located in front of the City Hall. The gallery has a very rich library, as well as the room "Galina" where various events are held. There is a reading and coffee corner near the library. A complete experience in this beautiful building.
Ticket prices for the National Gallery
or the exhibition Gallery of Masterpieces of Prague Castle
Regular ticket price 8 €
Reduced ticket price 4 € - for students and pensioners
Group ticket (at least 10 adults) 5 € per person
Family ticket 14 €
Admission is free on the first Sunday of the month
(except for the exhibition Masterpieces of the Gallery of Paintings from Prague Castle)
Regular ticket price 5 €
Reduced ticket price 3 € - for students and pensioners
Group ticket (at least 10 adults) 3 € / per person
Family ticket 10 €
Combined ticket for the Permanent Collection and Temporary Exhibitions
Regular ticket price 10 €
Reduced ticket price 7 € - for students and pensioners
Group ticket (at least 10 adults) 7 € per person
Family ticket 20 €
Working hours of the National Gallery
From Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:00, Thursday from 10:00 to 20:00.
On December 24 and 31, the Gallery is open from 10:00 to 15:00.
The dates when the Gallery is closed are: January 1, May 1, November 1 and December 25.
Author of the article:
Bojana Pantić - our correspondent for Ljubljana
photo credit: Dunja Wedam