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Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, Ljubljana

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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 part of your Ljubljana vacation plans using our Ljubljana online route planner.
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  • From inside it is very beautiful. It feels a bit like Italian churches. It is located on the most famous square of Ljubljana and from the outside it is very iconic with its red colour. This is a... 
    From inside it is very beautiful. It feels a bit like Italian churches. It is located on the most famous square of Ljubljana and from the outside it is very iconic with its red colour. This is a...  more »
  • This baroque church is located in Preseren square. It has a characteristic red/pink facade. Beautiful interior including the Alter & Organ. Built between 1646 & 1660. Free admission. 
    This baroque church is located in Preseren square. It has a characteristic red/pink facade. Beautiful interior including the Alter & Organ. Built between 1646 & 1660. Free admission.  more »
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  • An impressive church with its neoclassical façade and beautiful baroque interior with frescos on the ceiling.
  • Very beautiful temple on Christmas evening. A lot of people come to stare, a lot of people stand in line in the altar space. At the entrance, several street cafes sell hot coffee, tea and wine. Inside, the holiday atmosphere is felt, but it is very dark.

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