Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev), Ljubljana

4.3
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 part of your Ljubljana vacation plans using our Ljubljana online route planner .
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  • A beautiful church from the outside and located right next to the main square, though they're not really open for tourists to visit the interior. We tried going in because we weren't sure, to bump...  more »
  • Now when it is winter and there is Advent this church is absolutely a must-see place even if you are not religious. Just please respect others and the rules of the church.  more »
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