Ljubljana Artistic Walk, Ljubljana (Self Guided)

While the streets of Ljubljana are an art museum in their own right, the city also proudly boasts some truly good galleries. Small, cozy, colorful, stylish, and exuding a bohemian atmosphere, the galleries of Ljubljana have something to amaze everyone with. Take your time and this tour to explore the city's top galleries.
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Ljubljana Artistic Walk Map

Guide Name: Ljubljana Artistic Walk
Guide Location: Slovenia » Ljubljana (See other walking tours in Ljubljana)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Author: Tom
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Galerija Fotografija

1) Galerija Fotografija

Galerija Fotografija is a popular venue with local photographers, as it holds numerous temporary exhibitions. Galerija Fotografija also organizes occasional meetings with authors of the exhibited works, so if lucky, you can meet some of the most talented Slovenian photo artists in person, when you get there.
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Škuc Gallery

2) Škuc Gallery

Škuc Gallery has occupied premises at 21 Stari Trg in Ljubljana since 1978. It is part of the ŠKUC association, which has been one of the pillars of non-profit culture in Slovenia. Back in the late 1970s, the opening of this exhibition venue came as a response to the mainstream exhibition policy of the established national galleries and art institutions in the then Yugoslavia, part of which Slovenia was at that time.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 12 pm - 7 pm.
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Galerija Hest

3) Galerija Hest

Located in the center of Ljubljana, Galerija Hest is an art gallery that features contemporary Slovenian artists, both emerging and famous. It holds a rich collection of works, most of which are for sale. The main building of Galerija Hest is located on Zidovska Ulica, not far from Zala Gallery.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 8 pm, (winter: 10 am - 7 pm); Saturday: 10 am - 1 pm
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Zala Art Gallery

4) Zala Art Gallery

In place for over 15 years now, Zala Art Gallery is set to promote Slovenian artists by exhibiting their works in a fashionable manner. The gallery opened in 1991 and since then has done much to introduce the broader public to Slovenian artistic heritage. Most of the exhibited items are for sale.
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Gallery of Modern Art

5) Gallery of Modern Art (must see)

The Gallery of Modern Art (or Museum of Modern Art), also known as Moderna Galerija, showcases an extensive collection of the 20th century Slovenian art by Jakob Savinšek, Tone Kralj, France Mihelič and other prominent painters. The two storied building housing the museum was designed by Edvard Ravnikar. The museum is located close to the National Gallery of Slovenia.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm
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National Gallery of Slovenia

6) National Gallery of Slovenia (must see)

Editor's note: Due to renovation the entrance from Narodni dom is closed and the entrance from 24 Prešernova is obstructed. Access is not possible from the Gallery's side of the street, you have to walk on the other side and then cross the street to get to the entrance.

The National Gallery of Slovenia was founded in 1918, after the dissolution of Austria-Hungary and the establishment of the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs. Initially, the gallery was hosted in the Kresija Palace of Ljubljana, but in 1919 moved to its present location. The gallery hosts a permanent collection of art pieces from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century. The original Baroque-style Robba fountain can also be seen in the central glass gallery of the building, where it was placed after an extensive restoration in 2006.

"(The above description is based on Wikipedia under Creative Common License)"

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm; First Thursday of every month: 10 am - 8 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Create Your Own Walk in Ljubljana

Create Your Own Walk in Ljubljana

Creating your own self-guided walk in Ljubljana is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Shopping Experience in Ljubljana

Shopping Experience in Ljubljana

Have you ever wondered what shopping in Ljubljana is really like? Well, now you have the chance to find out. Narrow streets packed with small shops, squares hosting covered markets - this is Ljubljana. Our tour will take you to some of the most famous shops and markets in the city. Feel free to explore any other shop along the way too.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Landmarks Walking Tour

Landmarks Walking Tour

Pretty much like any other European capital, Ljubljana has extraordinary heritage. Over the years, the city has accumulated an extensive collection of monuments, both architectural and historic - buildings, squares, bridges. Take this tour to see some of Ljubljana's most prominent landmarks.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Made in Slovenia Shopping Tour

Made in Slovenia Shopping Tour

A walk through numerous small shops in Ljubljana, selling authentic Slovenian products, will have you will find everything, from folk instruments to the finest lace in Slovenia. Even if you are short on budget, a trip to these shops will surely enrich your knowledge of Slovenia and Ljubljana. Do not hesitate to take this tour and experience Ljubljana's shopping first-hand.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km
Famous Museum Walk in Ljubljana

Famous Museum Walk in Ljubljana

One of the best ways to discover the rich heritage of Slovenia is to pay a visit to the local museums. However, if you've had enough of history, you can always escape to a more unusual place, like the Museum of Brewery, for example. Sounds interesting? Then take this tour and have fun in Ljubljana's museums.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Religious Sights in Ljubljana

Religious Sights in Ljubljana

Ljubljana is a great religious center. It has Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist and Evangelical churches, the most remarkable of which being the Franciscan Church situated in the center of the city. Take this tour to discover the holy sights of Ljubljana.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Cultural Walk

Cultural Walk

Ljubljana is the cultural center of Slovenia, therefore you will most certainly find here a cultural venue to your liking. Discover Ljubljana's cultural scene by visiting the museums and galleries listed on this tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Ljubljana for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Ljubljana has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Ljubljana, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.