Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, Ljubljana
(4.2/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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 centerpiece of your Ljubljana vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Ljubljana vacation generator.
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  • It is an icon of the city, strong pink in the Preseren square and opposite the triple bridge. It is very nice and is in the door where are usually outlets of free tours in English.
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  • This church located in the central piazza becomes nice and worthy of a visit especially for the colour of its façade. Worth a quick visit though as mentioned by others does not contain special things from an artistic point of view.
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  • Beautiful, understated lighting suitable for wall colors. Is dark inside, the fresco is a must. Also around the altar and variety in the diorama, a magical atmosphere.
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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