Group Tours

Information and group bookings: T 00386 1 548 42 82 E izobrazevanje@mao.si

Guided tours

We offer guided tours of our current exhibitions, tailored according to knowledge, interests, age, and other requirements of each individual group. Immerse yourself in the world of architecture, design, and photography, and get to know the rich heritage and contemporary production of Slovenian and foreign architects, designers, and photographers.

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Architecture Live

Architecture Live presents architectural buildings in situ. Groups can choose among different theme walks to visit the heritage of famous architects or momentous historical periods that have left an important mark on Ljubljana’s historical city centre. Walks in Ljubljana city centre offer an insight into the work of one of the most important Slovenian architects, Jože Plečnik, and provide an opportunity to admire the free and easy-going style of Art Noveau architecture built at the turn from the 19th to the 20th century, or the buildings of modern Ljubljana designed in the second half of the 20th century by architects Edvard Ravnikar, Edo Mihevc, Milan Mihelič, and Vinko Glanz and their associates. A boat tour on the Ljubljanica river takes visitors along Plečnik’s water axis, past the renovated Ljubljanica embankments (recipient of the European Prize for Urban Public Space) and under the river’s bridges, offering a completely new perspective and image of the city. These strolls through the city are often hosted by various authors – architects, designers, urban planners, and other experts – who have contributed their designs and concepts to the making of projects presented during the tour.

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Architectural history of the castle

Home to MAO, the Fužine Castle was erected in the mid-16th century by the Khisl family. Its varied history gives a special feel to the museum’s exhibitions and provides context for our guided tours of the castle and its history. Originally a symbol of the wealth, prestige, and political power of its first owners, the castle changed ownership several times from the late 16th century onwards, which left a lasting mark on its architecture. An important addition to its structure was the hydroelectric station erected towards the end of the 19th century to serve the Vevče paper mill. The station is still in operation today and is considered a unique landmark of technical heritage. Fužine Castle was declared a cultural monument in 1984, and has been home to MAO and its museum activities since 1990.

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Guided Tour of Fužine Castle for English Speakers

Castle Guided Tour / next event: 27. 6. 2021 / 11:00

Built on commission from the Khisl family in mid-16th century, Fužine Castle is the only remaining renaissance castle in Ljubljana. At the time of its construction it served as a proof of wealth, reputation and political powers of its first owners. The castle changed hands already at the end of the century and then several times over the subsequent periods, which was all reflected in its building structure. An important addition was the hydroelectric power plant which was built in 1897 to serve the Vevče paper mill. Still operative today, the power plant is a unique example of technical history. In 1984, Fužine Castle was declared a cultural monument, and has been dedicated to museum activities and managed by the Museum of Architecture and Design since 1990. The castle is located in the Fužine area which received its name after the ironworks (Slovene: fužine) that were once operative on the river Ljubljanica.   The castle tour for english speakers will be given on ...

Built on commission from the Khisl family in mid-16th century, Fužine Castle is the only remaining renaissance castle in Ljubljana. At the time of its construction it served as a proof of wealth, reputation and political powers of its first owners.
The castle changed hands already at the end of the century and then several times over the subsequent periods, which was all reflected in its building structure. An important addition was the hydroelectric power plant which was built in 1897 to serve the Vevče paper mill. Still operative today, the power plant is a unique example of technical history.
In 1984, Fužine Castle was declared a cultural monument, and has been dedicated to museum activities and managed by the Museum of Architecture and Design since 1990.
The castle is located in the Fužine area which received its name after the ironworks (Slovene: fužine) that were once operative on the river Ljubljanica.

 

The castle tour for english speakers will be given on last Sunday of every month at 11. a.m. by our associate Katarina Metelko.
Info: katarina.metelko@mao.si

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Built on commission from the Khisl family in mid-16th century, Fužine Castle is the only remaining renaissance castle in Ljubljana. At the time of its construction it served as a proof of wealth, reputation and political powers of its first owners.
The castle changed hands already at the end of the century and then several times over the subsequent periods, which was all reflected in its building structure. An important addition was the hydroelectric power plant which was built in 1897 to serve the Vevče paper mill. Still operative today, the power plant is a unique example of technical history.
In 1984, Fužine Castle was declared a cultural monument, and has been dedicated to museum activities and managed by the Museum of Architecture and Design since 1990.
The castle is located in the Fužine area which received its name after the ironworks (Slovene: fužine) that were once operative on the river Ljubljanica.

 

The castle tour for english speakers will be given on last Sunday of every month at 11. a.m. by our associate Katarina Metelko.
Info: katarina.metelko@mao.si

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