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 centerpiece of your Ljubljana vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Ljubljana vacation generator.
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  • like many of the heritage pieces was renovated by Pleznik great local architect. The interior is of great beauty and its extraordinary location
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  • Already, seen from the outside, this pink Church is attractive. But the baroque interior is breathtaking with its six side altars, the choir and its ceilings. Must-have!
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  • This is the beautiful salmon-pink Church which appears in every photograph of Ljubljana! The Parish Church for Ljubljana, the interior is a lovely example of Baroque Architecture with ornate marble, p...  more »
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  • Built in 18th Century, Franciscan Church of the Annunciation is a beautiful and attrative church builing. It is seated on the Preseren Square, Ljubljiana, Slovenia, fronting the Triple Bridge.
  • Nice quaint little church in the Preseren square.
  • Very pretty church in the heart of Ljubljana. It's a bit hard to find a good time to get inside to explore as they seem to have services very often. Along with the other classic buildings and landmarks, it forms part of probably the prettiest square in the city.
  • The church in the center of the city, in the most prominent spot... this is however not the Cathedral.
  • Looks pretty and nicely lit up at night