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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  • Even if visiting Churches is not your thing, take time to visit the three main ones here. This one, st Cyril's and the Catherdral, you will not be disappointed. 
    Even if visiting Churches is not your thing, take time to visit the three main ones here. This one, st Cyril's and the Catherdral, you will not be disappointed.  more »
  • This baroque church is located in Preseren square. It has a characteristic red/pink facade. Inside you can find some fine works like altar from Robba. Also as part of Francis order there is library.....  more
    This baroque church is located in Preseren square. It has a characteristic red/pink facade. Inside you can find some fine works like altar from Robba. Also as part of Francis order there is library.....  more »
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  • One of the main churches of Ljubljana. In my opinion it is much more beautiful inside than inside, but of course they are personal tastes.
  • They did not allow non-catholics no parttake in the consumation of sacramental bread on great friday. I do not understand this, as other religions whish to commemorate the crucifiction of Christ too. The Pascal Triduum is not just for catholics. Can’t believe this happened in the Holy Week. My party and I were very scarred by the whole ordeal, and will NOT be celebrating any future holy days in the Franciscan Church of the Annunciation.

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