Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, Ljubljana

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Admire the elaborate details of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, 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 of the Annunciation a part of your Ljubljana vacation plans using our Ljubljana online route planner.
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  • This baroque church is located in Preseren square. It has a characteristic red/pink facade. Beautiful interior including the Alter & Organ. Built between 1646 & 1660. Free admission. 
    This baroque church is located in Preseren square. It has a characteristic red/pink facade. Beautiful interior including the Alter & Organ. Built between 1646 & 1660. Free admission.  more »
  • worth a visit. We did not have a lot of extra time to explore on our own, so this church was just a quick pop in to have a look around. 
    worth a visit. We did not have a lot of extra time to explore on our own, so this church was just a quick pop in to have a look around.  more »
  • Even if visiting Churches is not your thing, take time to visit the three main ones here. This one, st Cyril's and the Catherdral, you will not be disappointed. 
    Even if visiting Churches is not your thing, take time to visit the three main ones here. This one, st Cyril's and the Catherdral, you will not be disappointed.  more »
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  • A fantastic and beautiful church. I sat at the back for a while as a service was on...the singing sounded like angels were present with me.
  • They did not allow non-catholics no parttake in the consumation of sacramental bread on great friday. I do not understand this, as other religions whish to commemorate the crucifiction of Christ too. The Pascal Triduum is not just for catholics. Can’t believe this happened in the Holy Week. My party and I were very scarred by the whole ordeal, and will NOT be celebrating any future holy days in the Franciscan Church of the Annunciation.
  • An impressive church with its neoclassical façade and beautiful baroque interior with frescos on the ceiling.
  • Beautiful architecture, nice place
  • absolutely beautiful! :)

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