Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, Ljubljana
(4.2/5 based on 260+ 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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  • The most popular church of Ljubljana does not need to party for Christmas as his illuminated façade of Red aragasta, where stands the statue of the Virgin and child, contrasts spectacularly with the lights that adorn even by the great enlightened FIR Preseren square embellished azure, as you can appreciate in the photos I took. I always recommend to enter the Interior of the Church which dates back to 1660 and see the cross of Jože Plečnik and the ever beautiful high altar designed by Robba in 1850. If you enjoyed this review, you can read about my many other for Ljubljana and I like clicking on: is it useful?
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  • We were at the Franciscan Church at about 13:00-14:00 on 8 Nov and it was closed. It opened again from 15:00. There was a sign at each of its doors. We were lucky to attend mass at about 16:00 or so. ...  more »
  • The presentation is located in the building of the color pink Church Plaza de knob is very impressive. Pink this strange, but when do you fold pretty impressive switching to all
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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