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Franciscan Church (Franciskanska Cerkev)

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Address: Presernov trg 4, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone Number: ++386-1-242-93-00
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Fine Baroque church is nice from outside and dark inside

Best known red facade with some decorations. You can take some photos of Three bridges from the upper part of the staircase. Art lovers can admire main altar (Francesco Robba... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Miha P
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Maribor, Slovenia

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Maribor, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best known red facade with some decorations. You can take some photos of Three bridges from the upper part of the staircase. Art lovers can admire main altar (Francesco Robba.) Experts can look at frescoes from 19. century (Matevž Langus). MAny visitors go to this church in December when they build huge Cribs.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a beautiful church and a nice way to spend some of the evening in the wintertime. The inside was very decorated and offered much more than we expected.

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indy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first being the orthodox church of saints Cyril and Methodius by Tivoli park and the 2nd being St Nicholas's just across the river. The Franciscan church is a close 3rd but a bit dark. There are several side chapels each with impressive altars. The main altar is nothing to sneeze about with it's curved marble columns. The ceiling sports... More 

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Long Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This beautiful pink church was our landmark during a recent visit to Ljubljana. We could always get our bearings, find our hotel and orient ourselves when we could find the "pink church." It is beautiful from the outside but we attended mass on Sunday and so were able to not only enjoy the peaceful, calm service but see the beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Very beautiful church. English/French/Italian ceremony is on Sun 11:15am. If you visit with children, go behind the main altar, at the right hand side there is some kind of playground.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

It is in the middle of the most interesting part of old Ljubljana so visit it even just for a minute. I love to visit it during Christmass with all nice decoration for which is church also known...

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

It is located in a prime position in Preseren Square but I would not say it was the prettiest church in town despite its distinctive pink stonework. Inside is definitely worth a look with some nice paintings on the ceiling but not as grand as St Nicholas. Also it was very dark and difficult to really appreciate them. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The church was built between 1646 and 1660 and is the third on the spot, built by the Augustinians, who lived inside until the end of the 18th century. Due to financial instabilities, the facade was finished only in 1700. Later the church was taken over by the Franciscans, after whom it got its name and unusual colour. The frescoes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Just dropped in late one evening and was lucky to be a part of the holy mass for youngsters. Was amazing to see Christianity so alive in the hearts of these youngsters amid the bustle of the Square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The church, which is dedicated to the Annunciation and run by the Franciscans, is in the centre of the popular square. Besides the beautiful paintings, catholics may join in the holy mass which is celebrated in various convenient times of the day. It was a pleasant surprise to see so many youngsters attending the Sunday mass at 9 p.m. with... More 

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