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Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, Ljubljana

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Admire the elaborate details of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, known for its high-Baroque exterior and the distinctive pinkish color of its outside walls. Dominating the square on the left bank of the Ljubljanica River, the church was built by Augustinian priests between 1646 and 1660, but Franciscans painted it red when they took over in the 18th century. The three sets of stairs lead to the main entrance with a copper statue of the Madonna with Child standing at the top of the gable. Notice the onion-shaped spires topping the bell towers by the presbytery. The original 19th-century wall paintings were damaged by the 1895 earthquake and the new frescoes were painted in 1930s. Don't miss the highlight of the interior: the Baroque main altar carved by Francesco Robba in 1738. Make Franciscan Church of the Annunciation a part of your Ljubljana vacation plans using our Ljubljana online route planner.
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  • This is the focal point of preseren square and a well known site in Ljubljana. Very striking as it is pink in colour and can be seen from many points. 
    This is the focal point of preseren square and a well known site in Ljubljana. Very striking as it is pink in colour and can be seen from many points.  more »
  • From inside it is very beautiful. It feels a bit like Italian churches. It is located on the most famous square of Ljubljana and from the outside it is very iconic with its red colour. This is a... 
    From inside it is very beautiful. It feels a bit like Italian churches. It is located on the most famous square of Ljubljana and from the outside it is very iconic with its red colour. This is a...  more »
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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. Until the end of the 18th century, the monastery was the home of Augustine monks. The Church of the Annunciation was built between 1646 and 1660. Its façade, completed around 1700, rebuilt in the 19th century and renovated in 1993, is adorned with a copper statue of St. Mary, Ljubljana's largest Madonna statue.
  • An impressive church with its neoclassical façade and beautiful baroque interior with frescos on the ceiling.

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