Jože Plečnik (1872 - 1957), a native and lifelong resident of Ljubljana, is considered one of the world's most important pioneers of modern architecture. His creative opus had a significant impact on the appearance of three Central European cities: Vienna, Prague and especially his beloved Ljubljana. The imprint that Plečnik left on Ljubljana is so distinctive and ineradicable that Plečnik’s Ljubljana as a unique urban specialty is one of the most original and significant total works of art of the 20th century to be found anywhere in the world.
During a pleasant walk from the starting point, the Tourist Information Centre at the Triple Bridge, through Šance at the Ljubljana Castle hill to Plečnik House on the Karunova ulica street in the Trnovo district, some of his best works are revealed to you on a guided tour. One of the peaks is visiting the grand reading room in the National and University Library (NUK), which is probably Plečnik’s most significant work in Slovenia. Treat yourself to Plečnik’s tea and Plečnik’s honey cookie in the NUK café. The tour ends in the renovated Plečnik House, where the architect lived and created. This is the place where the idea of Plečnik's Ljubljana came to life. The house displays the architect's home with all original interior and exterior equipment and a permanent museum exhibition.
The tour price includes a professional guide, a one-way ride on a funicular, the admission fee to NUK's grand reading room, Plečnik's tea, and honey cookie tasting, and the admission fee to Plečnik House.
- 1 April to 30 September: Wednesdays and Saturdays at 12:00
- 1 October to 31 March: Wednesdays at 12:00
Ljubljana Tourist Information Centre (TIC), located next to the Triple Bridge.
Number of participants
The tour requires a minimum of one participant to operate. The maximum number of participants is 14.