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City Museum of Ljubljana
The excellent city museum established in 1935 focuses on Ljubljana’s history, culture and politics via imaginative multimedia and...
'French Revolution Square' was for centuries the headquarters of the Teutonic Knights of the Cross (Križniki) . They built a commandery...
The column in the centre of Trg Francoske Revolucije recalls Napoleon’s Illyrian Provinces (1809–13), when Slovene was taught in schools...
The open-air theatre seating more than 1200 spectators at this sprawling 18th-century monastery, remodelled by Plečnik in the 1950s,...
Turjaška ulica 1 · interesting places nearby
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This library is Jože Plečnik’s masterpiece, completed in 1941. To appreciate this great man’s philosophy, enter through the main door (note the horse-head doorknobs) on Turjaška ulica – you’ll find yourself in near darkness, entombed in black marble. As you ascend the steps, you’ll emerge into a colonnade suffused with light – the light of knowledge, according to the architect’s plans.
The Main Reading Room (Velika Čitalnica), open to nonstudents only by group tour (adult/child €4/2.50) in July and August, has huge glass walls and some stunning lamps, also designed by Plečnik.