Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Ljubljana

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Visit one of the city's landmarks and a prime example of mature Baroque in Slovenia at Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Modeled after Rome's most famous Jesuit church Il Gesu, the building replaced an earlier Gothic church, dominating the skyline with its twin towers and green dome. The most prominent features of the exterior are the elaborately decorated wooden and bronze doors and Roman tombstones built in the exterior walls. Notice the keystone with Christ near the entrance, which was preserved from the older church. The Gothic pieta and statues of significant bishops and saints stand in the niches of the facade. The interior features a painted dome and the altar of Corpus Christi surrounded by angels. Put Cathedral of St. Nicholas on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Ljubljana trip planner.
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  • There is a small entry fee, but worth a visit. There is some history regarding the entry doors, so prepare yourself in advance of your visit. The interior is elaborate and eye-catching. 
    There is a small entry fee, but worth a visit. There is some history regarding the entry doors, so prepare yourself in advance of your visit. The interior is elaborate and eye-catching.  more »
  • I am not fan of most cathedrals since we've visited a lot of them, and sorry to say this one while beautiful inside is well, the same as many others. But the bronze doors on the side (where you... 
    I am not fan of most cathedrals since we've visited a lot of them, and sorry to say this one while beautiful inside is well, the same as many others. But the bronze doors on the side (where you...  more »
  • When you enter the Cathedral, make sure you just don't concentrate on the Altar, check out the organ!!! Jaw droppping 
    When you enter the Cathedral, make sure you just don't concentrate on the Altar, check out the organ!!! Jaw droppping  more »
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  • Nice cathedral located in the center of the city. Be aware of the working hours and that it has a paid entrance (2€).
  • The most beautiful temple in Ljubljana. What a gorgeous door! Very nice. high ceiling with magnificent paintings by artists. entrance 2 euros. provides emptiness in the temple from different tourists.
  • It’s a lovely church. Why three stars? Cos They ask for 2€ to enter. Maybe cos I’m Italian, so I’m used to our churches all around, with marbles and frescos etc, but I have to admit I probably wouldn’t give those euros again if I were to come back. The entrance door though is quite unique.
  • Beautiful church, outside with pictures on the walls and details on the door. From the entrance you will be amazed by the interior. In the Baroque style it is covered with frescoes and statues, a gilded pulpit and a stunning roof. The photographs are not adequate to do justice to this magnificent cathedral. So spend time touring and just watching this amazing work of art. A must if you are passing by.
  • Very disappointed that you have to pay (even if it's 2 euro) to enter a church. I travel a lot and I know it happens often but that does not make it OK.

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