Franciscan Church, Ljubljana

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    Centrally placed

    by solopes Updated Dec 28, 2013

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    This church was built between 1646 and 1660 (due to financial difficulties, the facade was finished only in 1700) by the Augustinians, who lived there until the end of the 18th century, and were later replaced by the Franciscans, who made several changes until the 19Th century. The church got its actual image after an earthquake in 1895.

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    Centrally placed

    by solopes Updated Dec 28, 2013
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    Located in the pedestrian central area, this church is the meeting point to all the walking tours of the city, and a privileged photographic point.

    In Ljubljana.info we may read:

    "The church we can see today 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. Today its front reminds us of the famous Il Gesu, Rome. Later the church was taken over by the Franciscans, after whom it got its name and colour. They were changing its appearance until the 19th century. A typical baroque interior housed a Loreto chapel of St. Mary but only until the mid of the 18th century, when it was concealed by the great altar of Francesco Robba, the sculptor. The frescoes were drawn by Matevz Langus in the middle of the 19th century and on the vault were painted in 1936 by Matej Strnen. The church got its present image only after the earthquake in 1895. On the outside top the biggest bronze statue of St. Mary in town is visible"

    OK, it's good to know, but I must confess that I saw no one entering it, and I didn't too.

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    by shavy Written Sep 7, 2013
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    The Franciscan Monastery and the Church of the Annunciation are the two buildings contributing most significantly to the appearance of the Prešernov trg square, the central square in Ljubljana
    Due to its colourful building it attracts to everyone who wandering around the city

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    The pink church.

    by Askla Updated Dec 5, 2012

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    The Franciscan Church at the northern side of Presernov Trg was built between 1646 and 1660 in what is called the Italinate Style.

    Opening hours 6.45 - 12.30, 15.00 - 18.00.

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    by HORSCHECK Updated Oct 13, 2011

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    The massive Baroque Franciscan Church (Franciskanski samostan) was built between 1646 and 1660.

    The last renovation of the famous pink facade took place in 1993.

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    The Franciscan Church is the most famous building at Ljubljana's main square: Presernov Trg.

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    by cro_gavran Written Jul 31, 2008

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    Franciscian church

    Built in 16th century old church dominate the centre of Ljubljana, looking to the Presern square and tromostovje. Its built in instantly recognisable baroque fashion with walls like a pink birthday cake.
    During the sunday, there are many masses, including one on croatian language in 16:00. Church is open from 10:00 to 18:00 each day.

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    Fransiscan Church

    by pure1942 Written Mar 31, 2008

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    The dark pink Franciscan Church dominates Prešernov trg square in central Ljubljana. The Church of the Annunciation was built between 1646 and 1660. Its façade was completed around 1700. The church's altar was built by Francesco Robba in the the 18th century. The interior ceiling of the church is covered with frescos by Matej Sternen.

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    by vesna04 Updated Aug 28, 2007

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    As you can see it from the previous tip, it is situated at the Presern Square. It is a part of Franciscian Monastery and it dominates the square with its unusual pink colour. The church dates from the 17th century ans is built in Baroque style. We didn't have time to go inside so I can't write more about it.

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    Beauty in the city centre

    by mikey_e Written Jul 9, 2007

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    Fa��ade of the Franciscan Church

    The Franciscan Church is hard to miss, partly because it is in Preseren Square, the centre of Ljubljana, and partly because it is such a beautiful building that you will immediately be impressed by it. The Franciscan Church of the Annunciation has a main altar designed by the Italian Francesco Robba, six side altars and, get this, a glass coffin with the remains of a saint. Perhaps not the best place to come right after breakfast, you should still stop in before 3PM when it closes to visitors. The outside is the best part to photograph, as it provides a very picturesque backdrop for the street activity of Preseren Sq.

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    A fine piece of Baroque architecture

    by songlines Updated Mar 30, 2007

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    Frescos painted by Matej Sternen 1935
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    The church of the Annunciation or Cerkev Marijinega Oznanjenja (Franciskanska) is was built in the 17th century and is considered a valuable example of Baroque architecture. It has frescos by two different painters which were done in the 19th and 20th centuries. While we visited there was a service in progress which stopped me making a photo of the magnificant organ. I would recommend a visit to this place definitely.

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    The Franciscan Church

    by mikelisaanna Written Sep 17, 2006

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    The Franciscan church in Ljubljana

    The Franciscan Church, a pink and white Baroque church on Preseren Square, is one of the most beautiful churches in Ljubljana. The church, formally known as the Church of the Annunciation, was built in the 1600s and redecorated in the late 1800s after an earthquake. The interior is attractively decorated with plenty of paintings and frescoes, and also has an interesting altar. When you go inside, make sure to also visit the two interesting little chapels behind the altar.

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    Franciscan Church of the Annunciation

    by Willettsworld Updated Aug 3, 2006

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    This colourful church dominates the northern side, and indeed, the whole of Prešernov Square. It was built between 1646 and 1660 in true Italian Baroque style with the facade being completed in 1700. The copper statue on top of the facade is of St Mary and is the largest statue in Ljubljana. When I entered the church for the first there was a service taking place so I came back later in the day to take photos. The interior features six side altars and a main altar which was designed by the Italian sculptor Francesco Robba. The interior only assumed its present appearance after the 1895 earthquake and features mid-19th century frescoes by Matevž Langus.

    More photos can be found in one of my travelogues.

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    Franciscan Monastery Church at Presernov Trg

    by Airpunk Updated Jun 5, 2006

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    Franciscan Monastery Church of Ascention

    This church is the dominating building at Preseren Square (Presernov Trg). Its pink/red colour can makes it easy to recognize from the distance and if you are looking from the castle down to the town, it makes it very easy to find Preseren Square.

    The Franciscan Monastery Church of the Annunciation was built between 1646 and 1660 in baroque style on the place of a former church. The steps are a work of the 19th century. When inside, you will find many interesting artworks.

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    A landmark in Ljubljana

    by barryg23 Written Jan 28, 2006

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    Franciscan church

    The Franciscan church is one of the best known buildings in Ljubljana. Its distinctive red/orange color really catches your eye, and makes it one of Ljubljana's most pictured sights. Dating from the 17th century, the church stands at the north end of Presernov square.

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    San Francis church

    by lichinga Written Dec 10, 2005

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    A peculiar rose facade makes the church of St. Francis an easily recognisable one. Beside that, the church lies a few metres away from the very famous "three bridges", possibly the most unique spot in Ljubljana.

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