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Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja)

Dolnicarjeva 1, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
386 01 2342 690
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Ranked #6 of 63 Attractions in Ljubljana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Geelong, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral of St Nicholas is a beautiful church with very interesting architecture. There are carved statues in the external wall, as well as a colourful religious mural. The huge bronze front doors are both striking and unusual. The ornate interior of the Cathedral is very impressive, with lovely paintings, lots of gold leaf, intricate frescos on the ceiling and... More

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Island of Malta, Malta
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This baroque cathedral is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful attractions found in Ljubljana. It has numerous baroque features and wonderful frescoes. Thus, it is worth visiting as it is very impressive and interesting.

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Izola, Slovenia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The cathedral is a fine example of late Italian Baroque. Come here and see the frescoes in the central nave, the altar but for lovers of sculpture there is statues on the side-altar on the left side, right near the main altar. The church is closed from 12 p.m. to 15 p.m. Admission is free.

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Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

every milimetre of this church holds interest - stunning wall painting, classically beautiful ceiling etc etc! worth a visit for sure

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Chicago, Illinois
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The interior is a feast for the eyes without exaggerated opulence. The cathedral staff are very welcoming and caring. The acoustics are warm without being overly reverberant. The cathedral is just steps off the main pedestrian path (but inside the pedestrian zone) and richly rewards a visit.

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Wrotham, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The two main outside doors are very unusual and worth a look on their own. Inside the Church is VERY ornate, quiet and peaceful. One loud American tourist disturbed the ambiance at one point!

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Hereford, Arizona
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17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

If you enjoy beautiful churches don't miss this one, it is gorgeous. The nearby Franciscan church pales in comparison.

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Chicago,Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Small church, unremarkable except for the doors which have a very interesting story to tell. located next to a very busy market.

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PA, USA
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

St. Nicolas's front faces a side alley, which is strange for a cathedral. But the front bronze door is well worth the effort to find it and look at it carefully. It's not old, Pope John Paul is on it, but a good summary of the history of Slovenia.

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Hampshire
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Unfortunately there was a service in progress when we visited, so we could not get a good look at all the decorations and architecture - a pity because it is probably one of the better tourist attractions in this city.

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