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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. Use our Ljubljana family vacation planner to add Cathedral of St. Nicholas and other attractions to your Ljubljana vacation plans.
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  • The present cathedral stands in the place where in the 13th century Romanesque church, which prayed the local sailors. In the mid-19th century was greatly expanded. They flower ornaments referring to the local folk traditions ornamentation. Beauty is also a pieta in a side chapel. The attraction is also the bronze portal, main door depicting 1250 years Christianity in Slovenia, a work prepared on a pilgrimage of John Paul II to the city of Ljubljana. The atmosphere is impressive.
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  • Thanks to the free tour organized by volunteers in the square with the three bridges of the Old Town, I was able to visit this magnificent church. On the main door you will see a bust of John Paul II ...  more »
  • With its beautiful depicted doors this is a beautiful and welcoming cathedral in the centre of the old town. Step inside to wonder at the mural ceiling, dome and pipe organ. Welcomes tourists and trul...  more »