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Church of St. James, Ljubljana

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St. James's Parish Church (župnijska cerkev sv. Jakoba, šentjakobska cerkev) is a church in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It is dedicated to St. James the Greater. Its name is often incorrectly translated as St. Jacob's because Slovene, like many other languages, uses the same word for both James and Jacob.The church was built in the Baroque style between 1613 and 1615 on the site of an older Gothic style church, erected in the early 15th century by the Augustinian Order. In 1598, the old church was acquired by the Jesuits and thus became the first Jesuit church in the Slovene Lands and one of the first in the Inner Austria. The interior was designed by the Italian architect Francesco Robba, who designed the main altar, and the Slovene stonemason Luka Mislej, who designed the entrance portal and the stone side altars. After the Ljubljana earthquake of 1895, the church was renovated by the Linz-based architect Raimund Jeblinger and the interiors were redesigned by Janez Šubic. Nevertheless, much of the original Baroque style has remained intact.
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  • This is another lovingly restored baroque church, located some distance from the old town. The exterior is quite attractive with distinctive yellow paint. The interior fairly typical of other churches...  more »
  • one of the many Ljubljana's churches. It is nice, rich decorated but not outstanding. So not worth a special walk, but there this is also nice area of old town to explore... 
  • We came to visit during the evening function, when the exterior of the façade are illuminated by an intense blue light of Christmas lights. The original church of the early sixteenth century it had two towers that were destroyed by the earthquake in 1895. There is also the octagonal Chapel of the 17th century Venetian style, with frescoes, sculptures and stone altars artwork of several artists. Inside, characterized by frescoes and Baroque decorations, we admired the majestic altar of the sculptor Madder that you see in the photos attached. If you enjoyed this review, you can read about my many other for Ljubljana and I like clicking on: is it useful?
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