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.
The Seminary Palace, located behind the Cathedral, was built by architect Carlo Martinuzzi between 1708 and 1714. The building boasts a richly decorated entrance portal, which was in 1714 carved in the workshop of the stonemason Luka Mislej. The portal is flanked by Hercules statues, which were carved by Angelo Putti. In the 18th and 19th centuries several annexes were added to the palace. The river-facing extension was in the years 1756 to 1758 built by the Baroque architect Candido Zulliani. The interior boasts a two storey library which was founded in 1701 with a ceiling painted by Giulio Quaglio in 1721 and the original oak furniture made by the cabinetmaker Josip Wergant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This beautiful baroque monument was built between 1646 and 1660. Its greater altar is the work of sculptor Francesco Robba, from 1736. The vaults were painted by Matevz Langus in the mid-19th century, and restored in the 1930s by Sternen.
The Franciscan Church is in the Preseren square. It was built between 1646 and 1660 in a Baroque style, as you can see on the facade: niches with Baroque figures, frescos and a figure of the Loretto Virgin made from cold hammered copper at the top of the attic. You can also see the belltowers, which were built later, in the rear of the nave.
The Franciscan Monastery Church of the Annunciation, part of the Franciscan Monastery, dominates the Preseren's Square. It was built in the mid-17th century on the site of an erlier church. The splendid front steps were added during the 19th century. The high altar in the church is work of Francesco Robba, who also designed the fountain on Mestni trg.
Ljubljana has umpteen churches, but the Franciscan Church, has been most known of all. May be because of its location in Preseren's squere, may be because its characteristic colour of its facade or its double stairs. Whatever, if you visit Ljubljana, you can't miss it.
Red Franciscan church at Preseren square is kind of symbol of Ljubljana. It was built during 1646 - 1660. Altar in the church was created by Venetian Francesco Robba in 1736. Interior is beautiful, decorated with paintings.
This Franciscan church is another fine example of Baroque architecture in Ljiblijana, and it was built between 1646 and 1660. The most striking feaure is the façade: the second reason is that there are three niches with Baroque figures. What's the first reason, youll ask? The colour, of course: pink. Much as I dislike pink this church is my favourite meeting point when catching up with friends, since it's so unmistakeable. While you are there remember to take a look at the nearby Triple Bridge (Tromostovje).