Plečnik House and Museum, Ljubljana
Tel: 386 1 280 1600
Concierge.com's insider take:
The house and studio where architect Jože Plečnik lived and worked feels like the master just stepped out of the room: His glasses, bedclothes, blueprints, and designs are all exactly as he left them. Outstanding guides with excellent English from the university's department of architecture explain Plečnik's numerous quirks. (He took alternately scalding and frigid showers, smoked scores of cigarettes each day, and designed the entrance hall to be the coldest room in the house in order to scare away unwanted visitors.) This all helps bring to life the man who built modern Ljubljana. Because of the small rooms and delicate materials only seven people are allowed in at a time, so arrive early or phone ahead for reservations.
Open Mondays through Saturdays.