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 centerpiece of your Ljubljana vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Ljubljana vacation generator.
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  • Beautiful Franciscan parish church with monastery take places in Prešeren square in the old town in pedestrian area. On the outside top the biggest bronze statue of St. Mary is visible. Entrance is fr...  more »
  • This church with the pink facade is the iconic building in Ljubljana. It's in the main square in the old town, and is really quite beautiful and different to churches I've seen elsewhere. 
  • This church located in the central square, is a typical pink Presernov salmon on what an eye catcher. The Church dates back to 1660 and on the façade of the city's largest bronze statue of the Virgin. The inside is decorated from the high altar of the sculptor Francesco Robba, is painted by various artists of the time and is of Baroque style. Typical onion-shaped roof that has two bell towers were added later in the 1600.
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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