Ursuline Church, Ljubljana

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    Ursuline Church - Ljubljana
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    Ursuline church of the Holy Trinity

    by novsco61 Written Oct 19, 2004

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    Ursuline Church of the Holy Trinity - Uršulinska Cerkev is the most beautiful Baroque work in Ljubljana.Although we do not know the architect who conceived this masterpiece, it is easy to see his links with the northern Italian Palladian School of late Baroque. In the interior of the church, which is not painted, is a huge high altar, the major work of Francesco Robba. The paintings on the side altars are by Valentin Metzinger. Some paintings, including three by the painter Palma the Younger, were brought here from the former Capucin church. In front of the church stands the famous Holy Trinity, made from wood in 1693 in gratitude that the town had survived the plague. In 1721, it was carved in stone and later twice renovated. Today only a copy of the original sculpture stands on the column, while the original is stored in the City Museum.

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    by olja1234 Updated Jan 22, 2006

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    One of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Ljubljana is by mine opinion the Ursuline Church. It is located in the upper side of Kongresni trg, which is by the way encircled with some important old buildings. The architecture of the church is influenced by Italian Palladian school. Painting and sculptures in the interior of the church,are absolutely worth to visit.

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    Ursulinska cerkev ( Ursuline church ) of the

    by hundwalder Updated May 4, 2005

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    Holy Trinity is located directly in the center of Kongresni trg ( Congress square ). I believe the large attractive curved building behind the church to be as the trg name implies, the place where all of the laws were once hammered out and the taxes levied that govern the 1.9 million citizens of Slovenija and help keep them broke. The Slovene government later found it prudent to build a modern looking expensive parliament building appropriately close to Emporer Franz Josef dragon bridge. ( I hope that the Slovene congressmen & women are much better at what they do than the village idiots that have inherited equivalent positions in the U.S. ).

    Well meanwhile back at the ranch: Ursulinska cerkev is a 300 year old beauty whose architectural style is a blend of baroque and renaissance with a twist of Slovene lemon. Notice the three lobes of the roof facade that make the church appear to be wearing a sultan's crown. They represent the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost ( the holy trinity ). The artwork throughout the church interior is first rate.

    As you can see in the photo foreground, you can catch a taxi here and be taken for a ride in it for a couple of thousand tolars ( about $10 ). Or you can be like yours truly and walk everywhere.

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    Ursuline Church of the Holy Trinity

    by Avieira67 Written Feb 2, 2005

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    This is the most beautiful Baroque work art in Ljubljana.
    The arqchitect who conceived this masterpiece is unknown, but it is easy to see his links with the northern Italian Palladian school of late Baroque. In the interior of the church, which is not painted, is a high altar, the major work of francesco Robba. The paintings on the side altars are by Valentin Metzinger.

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    by Cristian_Uluru Written Jul 27, 2008

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    Ursulinska Cerkev (church of the holy trinity) is one of the best examples of the Baroque architecture in Slovenia. It was built among 1718 and the 1726. The beautiful monumental facade was built in palladio's style with columns that ended to three quarters of the facade

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    Ursulinska Cerkev: interior

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Jul 31, 2008

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    The interior of the Church of the Holy Trinity has got a single nave with chapels on the sides and a square apse. Over the apse there is the a cupola. On the wall there aren't decorations and this allows the main altar to stand out in the white of the walls. On the main altar you can see the staues of St.Anna and St.Catherine made by F.Robba in 1744.

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    by pure1942 Written Apr 1, 2008

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    The Ursuline Church is located on the Slovenska Cesta Ulica near Kongresni Trg. The church was designed and built by architect Carlo Marinuzzi between 1718 and 1726 in the Baroque style. Its gable and facade make the church one of Ljubljana's more unusual architectural works. The 1895 earthquake left its mark on the building and the belfry was pulled down and rebuilt. Robba and Plecnik both left their marks on the church with the main altar created by Robba between 1730 and 1740 and the stairway leading up to the main entrance was designed by Plecnik.

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    by Willettsworld Written Aug 8, 2006

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    This beautiful Baroque church is located in Kongresni Trg (Congress Square) and was built by architect Carlo Marinuzzi between 1718 and 1726. It was commissioned by Jakob Schell von Schellenburg, a wealthy merchant and financier from Ljubljana, and his wife Ana Katarina. The church originally had a belfry but was pulled down after the earthquake of 1895.

    The main altar made of multicoloured African marble was in the period from 1730 to 1740 carved by Francesco Robba. The most beautiful of the four side altars, which is known under the name of Ecce homo, was made by Henrik M. Löhr. The most notable paintings kept at the church include the large Jacopo Palma Jr.'s paintings of Virgin Mary with the Saints, St. Louis of Toulouse and St. Bonaventura, and Valentin Metzinger's paintings of St. Ursula and St. Augustine.

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    West end of Kongresni Trg

    by mikey_e Written Jul 12, 2007

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    The ursuline Church of the Holy Trinity was constructed in 1726 and looks more like a University building or library than a church. It is in Baroque style and contains a multicoloured altar, made from African marble. The altar was sculpted by Ljubljana's favourite sculpture, Robba. The Ursuline Church seems a bit out of place if you're coming from the south, as a there are primarily shopping and residential areas there, but it provides a great opportunity for perspective shots.

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    Ursuline Church

    by vesna04 Updated Aug 31, 2007

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    Francesco Robba who created altar in St. James Cathedral as well as the well known Robba Fountain also created fabulous altar in this church. The altar is made from multycoloured african marble.
    The Church dates from early 18th century, it is built in Baroque style and is considered to be one of the finest examples of its kind in Ljubljana.
    The picture is not mine, I have a few but when I upload them they are black???

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    by solopes Updated Dec 28, 2013

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    Ursuline Church of the Holy Trinity, a church in Kongressni Trg, was built between 1718 and 1726 in the Baroque style.

    Designed by Carlo Martinuzzi, a Friulian architect,it has an extensive altar made of African marble, designed by Francesco Robba.

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    by datapanik Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Ursuline Church of the Holy Trinity (1726)
    One of the most beautiful baroque buildings in Ljubljana, inside is an altar made of African marble.

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