Every tourist’s path should at some point pass Kresija Gallery – if not for admiring the art inside, certainly because it lies on the street connecting Prešern Square with Town Square. It is situated in a lovely neo-renaissance building after which it took its name, just next to the Ljubljana visitor centre. The two busts in front of the gallery’s entrance speak of the fascinating history of this edifice from before the famous Ljubljana earthquake in 1895. On your left, the sculpted portrait of physician Marko Gerbec reminds us that it served as a hospital, whereas the sculpture of grammarian Adam Bohorič on your right side will speak of it also being home to a school.
If you are in a hurry, there is no particular need to step inside the gallery space, since it is adorned with notably big windows, through which a bypasser can observe the exhibitions inside. The interesting part is that the projects and authors presented are each year being chosen from the call for tenders, which sometimes results in a very thematically and formally diverse program. The exhibitions there can propose anything from puppets to canvases. I would however advise you to take those ten minutes of your time and walk in, especially if you need a moment for yourself to recharge after a whole day of running around. Nevertheless, it is free of charge and you will come out one experience richer.