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Best of Culture in Ljubljana 2020

11 Apr 2020

Every year on 8 February, Slovenia celebrates its National Day of Culture in honour of the great 19th-century poet and cultural iconic France Prešeren, which is not only a work-free holiday but among other events and festivities the vast majority of the country's cultural institutions offer free admission to the public. And each year to mark the occasion, Best of Slovenia asks locals to vote for their favourite museums, galleries, institutions, events and more from Ljubljana's thriving cultural scene.

This year there was a total of nine categories, with voting open to the public from 20 January till 3 February. The winners and top finishers can be found below, and the results will also be published in the forthcoming March-April edition of our printed Ljubljana In Your Pocket guide. Thanks to all the voters and congratulations to all the winners and finalists! Any comments, questions or general feedback you might have can be sent to ljubljana@inyourpocket.com.

Best Museum

1. National Gallery of Slovenia
2. Museum of Modern Art
3. Plečnik House
4. Slovene Ethnographic Museum
5. City Museum of Ljubljana

Best Art Gallery

1. Jakopič Gallery
2. Škuc Gallery
3. Ljubljana City Gallery
4. Vžigalica
5. Tobačna 001

Best Commercial Art Gallery

1. DobraVaga
2. Galerija Fotografija
3. Atelje Galerija
4. Galerija Equrna
5. Ravnikar Gallery Space

Best Traditional Performing Arts Venue

1. Cankajev Dom
2. National Drama Theatre
3. Križanke Summer Theatre
4. Mladinsko Theatre
5. Ljubljana Castle

Best Modern Performing Arts Venue

1. Kino Šiška
2. Stara Elektrarna
3. Španski Borci
4. Gledališče Glej
5. Mini Theatre

Best National Culture Institution

1. Goethe Institute
2. Institut Français
3. British Council
4. Russian Scientific & Cultural Centre
5. Jewish Cultural Center

Best Annual Event

1. LIFFe
2. Film Under the Stars
3. Ana Desetnica
4. Ljubljana Festival
5. MENT

Best Cinema

1. Kinodvor
2. Kino Bežigrad
3. Kinoteka
4. Kolosej
5. Kino Komuna

Best Culture Around Ljubljana

1. Technical Museum of Slovenia
2. Stična Monastery
3. Brdo Estate
4. Bogenšperk Castle
5. Ivan Cankar Memorial House

You can check the results of our 2019 Best Culture competition here, and download the full, free digital version of the current issue of Ljubljana In Your Pocket here.

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