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Church of St. James, Ljubljana
Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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.To visit Church of St. James on your holiday in Ljubljana, and find out what else Ljubljana has to offer, use our Ljubljana holiday planner.
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It is a bit away from the main tourist area and so less busy, at least when we went. At first sight it looks like you can only see the interior through the glass door, but when we tried the doors it w... read more »
It is situated in the old town, on the opposite side of pedestrian area from the Tripple bridge. It looks lovely inside too, although we could not enter it. The only way to see it was through the iron... read more »
this church was never properly opened when i would pop by as back of my hotel bout as it is all glass you can still see in perfectly it looks huge outside but what i could see was cosy and small but r... read more »
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