Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev), Ljubljana

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Admire the elaborate details of Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev), known for its high-Baroque exterior and the distinctive pinkish color of its outside walls. Dominating the square on the left bank of the Ljubljanica River, the church was built by Augustinian priests between 1646 and 1660, but Franciscans painted it red when they took over in the 18th century. The three sets of stairs lead to the main entrance with a copper statue of the Madonna with Child standing at the top of the gable. Notice the onion-shaped spires topping the bell towers by the presbytery. The original 19th-century wall paintings were damaged by the 1895 earthquake and the new frescoes were painted in 1930s. Don't miss the highlight of the interior: the Baroque main altar carved by Francesco Robba in 1738. Make Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev) a part of your Ljubljana vacation plans using our Ljubljana online route planner .
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  • Beautiful Baroque church in the heart of the Old town. But, unfortunately, we visited it after our acquaintance with the Cathedral of St. Nicholas: The same style, but less grandiose. Recommended for lovers of architecture and painting.
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  • This is a must visit place for anyone who appreciates the arts. The frescos on the ceiling are fantastic. Mass is conducted at 7,8, 9 and 10 in the am and the locals are very helpful.  more »
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