National Gallery of Slovenia

The National Gallery of Slovenia is a treasure trove of Slovenian art, history and culture situated in the heart of Ljubljana.  The gallery has become one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations.

Visitors can immerse themselves in a world of stunning artworks spanning from medieval times to contemporary works by modern artists. The permanent collection comprises over 6000 pieces of art, including paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs and installations. A visit to this prestigious institution is a journey through time, showcasing how Slovenian art has evolved over centuries. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to witness first-hand works by acclaimed artists such as Ivan Grohar, Rihard Jakopič, Zoran Mušič and France Slana.

In addition to its permanent collection, the National Gallery also hosts temporary exhibitions featuring both local and international artists. These exhibitions offer visitors a chance to engage with new artwork while exploring different themes and ideas.

As you explore each room in the National Gallery, you’ll feel inspired by the unique beauty and creativity that lies within every piece.

Read what others share about their experience

  • amazing pieces but you need a bunch of time if you want to see all the exhibitions (around 2 hours total). i would recommend if you have the mental capacity to invest into the artwork for that long. it had paintings and sculptures from renaissance up until the 60s-70s (and some modern pieces as well), a whole art experience in my opinion.
  • Anne Frost
    6 months ago
    The gallery was nice but very small, they had a few rooms dedicated to medieval to 18th century art and two short time exhibitions. There are only a few places to sit down and enjoy the art. I also thought it was super cold, definitely bring a sweater or cardigan. Don't forget to bring only a small bag, big bags gave to be left in a small locker.
  • Michael Lambert
    11 months ago
    The National Gallery of Slovenia can rival those of other major capitals such as Vienna. It exhibits an impressive collection of paintings while showing the nation's uniqueness in critical thinking, originality of thought, and what makes this country so unique in the modern world.
  • Dominik Pavlík
    6 months ago
    Good gallery. The permanent collections are great. However, some paintings were not illuminated well and you could not see them in detail or they were reflecting the light. And the room temperature was too cold because of the AC.
  • Tisi
    7 months ago
    Last year I visited the National Gallery of Slovenia, which contains the country's largest fine art collection from the medieval period to the twentieth century. The atmosphere was quiet and almost religious. Personally I was impressed by gothic sacred art, baroque and neoclassical paintings and romantic landscapes. I think that is essential to unearth slovenian artists, who are no way inferior to the european famous ones. There is also the original Baroque Robba fountain, which used to stand in Ljubljana's town square. I recommend this place if you are visiting the city.

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