Franciscan Church (Franciskanska Cerkev), Ljubljana

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Religious Site
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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  • Visited at the end of a service when all of the lights were on. Beautiful altar and side chapels. The organ was an amazing site to see. Also take note of the ceiling. This is a must see in Ljubljana.  more »
  • I watched from the bridge the beautiful church and the interesting history I was thrilled I was really, and the square is beautiful too.  more »
  • Right in the heart of the main square of the old city, this church is a must see and well worth exploring. The ceiling paintings are stunning and the side chapels all worth checking out. Don't miss th...  more »