Trip Planner: Slovenia / Lower Carniola Region / Ljubljana / Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Visit one of the city's landmarks and a prime example of mature Baroque in Slovenia at Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Modeled after Rome's most famous Jesuit church Il Gesu, the building replaced an earlier Gothic church, dominating the skyline with its twin towers and green dome. The most prominent features of the exterior are the elaborately decorated wooden and bronze doors and Roman tombstones built in the exterior walls. Notice the keystone with Christ near the entrance, which was preserved from the older church. The Gothic pieta and statues of significant bishops and saints stand in the niches of the facade. The interior features a painted dome and the altar of Corpus Christi surrounded by angels. Put Cathedral of St. Nicholas on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Ljubljana trip planner.
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Cathedral of St. Nicholas reviews
A church has been at this site since the 13th century, although the present Baroque building was only consecrated in the 18th century. In true Baroque fashion, the exterior is lavishly decorated...
A church has been at this site since the 13th century, although the present Baroque building was only consecrated in the 18th century. In true Baroque fashion, the exterior is lavishly decorated... more »
Lovely both outside and inside. Plenty to see of the beautiful decor in every single part of the cathedral - the decoration on the ceilings, the altar, the amazing organ and so on. Pleasant and...
Lovely both outside and inside. Plenty to see of the beautiful decor in every single part of the cathedral - the decoration on the ceilings, the altar, the amazing organ and so on. Pleasant and... more »
Beautiful church, outside with pictures on the walls and details on the door. From the entrance you will be amazed by the interior. In the Baroque style it is covered with frescoes and statues, a gilded pulpit and a stunning roof. The photographs are not adequate to do justice to this magnificent cathedral. So spend time touring and just watching this amazing work of art. A must if you are passing by.
Absolutely gorgeous cathedral. Love the story behind the side door. Go for the Free Walking Tour to find out more. I'll let the pictures speak for itself!
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