Walking Tour of Plečnik's Ljubljana

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 Get to know the creative opus and life of the greatest Slovenian architect, Jože Plečnik.

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 tasting
  • honey cookie tasting
  • admission fee to Plečnik House

Schedule

  • 1 April to 30 September: Tuesdays and Saturdays at 12:00

Duration

Three hours.

Departure point

Ljubljana Tourist Information Centre (TIC), located next to the Triple Bridge.

Number of participants

The tour requires a minimum of two participants to operate. The maximum number of participants is 14.

Language options

English, Slovenian and German

For other language tours please contact Nace Koncilja via telephone +386 (0)1 306 12 44 or e-mail nace.koncilja@visitljubljana.si.

Tour/trip organizer

Turizem Ljubljana

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    Really enjoyed the tour. I had no prior knowledge of Plecnik and so everything was new to me. Highlight was finishing at Plecnik's House after hearing so much about him and the buildings / bridges. Our guide was fab even when there was just two of us on the tour (winter visitor).