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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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Attard, Malta
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

There are two beautiful doors around this Cathedral which are really beautiful and full of symbolism. One of them represents 6 Bishops of Ljubljana resting on the body of Christ with the symbol of water at the side which means eternal life. The other door shows the history of Ljubljana, including ancient artifacts, the Romans, the Turks and both World... More

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Lagos, Nigeria
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was at the Old Cathedral and was informed of its rich heritage. Nice old building. With normal expected Middle Ages architecture. Although I did not have the opportunity to go inside, it's rich heritage still calls to me.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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63 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Beautiful inside and out. Worth a short visit. The workmanship on the entry doors is particularly nice.

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Geelong, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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73 reviews 73 reviews
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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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