Cankarjev dom Ljubljana

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If you’re looking for things to do in Ljubljana, look no further than Cankarjev dom. Located in the centre of Ljubljana next to the Republic Square, Cankarjev dom, called Cankar Hall in English, is a cultural arts and congress centre dedicated to enriching lives through creativity.

While touring Slovenia, you may want to take in a play, a dance recital or a musical performance. Cankarjev dom Ljubljana is the perfect place to visit. The cultural centre, named for famous Slovene writer and politician Ivan Cankar, also hosts art exhibits, shows films and presents lectures on any number of different topics.

Whether you’re trying to learn about the culture and history of Slovenia or just looking for a day of entertainment, Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana will meet your needs.

Most of these artistic and cultural offerings are held in four rooms — each named for a prominent Slovenian artist.

Gallus Hall, named for composer Jacobus Gallus, is the largest and is equipped with sound and lighting technology that makes it the perfect stage for many types of performances from ballet to symphonic and chamber music. This hall is also supplied with broadcast transmission and equipment for simultaneous translation from/into eight different languages. Maximum seating capacity is 1,545.

In the mood for a more intimate setting? You may prefer to watch a performance in Linhart Hall, named for dramatist Anton Tomaž Linhart. This room can seat 562 spectators and is equipped to showcase music, drama, lectures, films and more.

Kosovel Hall, named for poet Srečko Kosovel, hosts concerts, contemporary dance, cinema, video and congress events. This smaller room can seat 170.

Štih Hall, named for writer Bojan Štih, boasts a round stage and an amphitheatre layout, making it the perfect venue for concerts, theatre showings, literary events and congress events. This cosy atmosphere can hold 253 audience members.

If you’re visiting for an art exhibit or a fair, you might end up in The Grand Reception Hall, a beautiful room with a very high ceiling and a giant skylight.

No matter how you’re spending your time in Ljubljana, the Cankarjev dom is worth the trip, even if you just go to check out the stunning architecture.