Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Ljubljana

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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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  • I like going into Churches as you never know what hidden gems you might find. This one is very pretty and well worth tracking down 
    I like going into Churches as you never know what hidden gems you might find. This one is very pretty and well worth tracking down  more »
  • There is a small entry fee, but worth a visit. There is some history regarding the entry doors, so prepare yourself in advance of your visit. The interior is elaborate and eye-catching. 
    There is a small entry fee, but worth a visit. There is some history regarding the entry doors, so prepare yourself in advance of your visit. The interior is elaborate and eye-catching.  more »
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  • It's a nice small cathedral, like many others just like this one. But nothing surprising and special that would require you to pay 2€ entrance fee. In my opinion. From outside quite ugly honestly, need renovation. Hopefully all these € will provide it.
  • 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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