Krizanke Church, Ljubljana

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The Križanke Outdoor Theatre is a theatre in Ljubljana, Slovenia, used for summer festivals set up inside the courtyard of the former Monastery of the Holy Cross. It is located at French Revolution Square no. 1.
It was created by Jože Plečnik in the 1950s within the confiscated former monastery especially for the Ljubljana Festival. Major events are held on the open-air stage, while other venues include the Baroque-style Križanke Church, the Knight's Hall and the Courtyard of Hell . The amphitheatre-like southern courtyard with its large retractable canopy has since proved to be a superb venue for classical, jazz, and rock concerts. The venue is managed by the Festival Ljubljana Public Institute and is available for hire.
Part of the former monastery premises is occupied by the Secondary School for Design and Photography.
Construction of the original Monastery of the Order of Teutonic Knights at Križanke is believed to have commenced in 1228. The 1511 Idrija earthquake severely damaged the monastery buildings and they were partly rebuilt between 1567 and 1579. The original church was completely rebuilt in Baroque style between 1714 and 1715; it was designed by Venetian architect Domenico Rossi in a shape of a Greek cross, and was the first church of its kind in Slovenia. It has an ornate exterior and the gate area is accentuated with pilasters and a distinctive undulating dome. Slovene masters participated in the building process, including Gregor Maček, Sr., who designed the current city hall. The City Museum of Ljubljana keeps the original model of this church. The Knight's Hall was also built during the 18th century.
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  • There is not much to see here as the building is closed. The main thing to see are the striking green copper doors.  more »
  • Seemed to be closed when I visited, but still looks good from the outside and is worth walking past. It's not too far from the old city so is easily combined with a standard itinerary. The complex...  more »
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  • Perfect place for concert. Highly recomended
  • A legendary Ljubljanas concert (etc) venue. It used to have a canvas roof but it blew off a decade ago (or even more, nobody remembers), so the place is open-air ever since. If it rains, they often move the concert to another venue, usually Cankarjev Dom. Which wouldn't be half bad if it wasn't for the fact that Cankarjev Dom doesn't give a toss who bought the expensive front row tickets and who got the cheaper rear - Cankarjev dom randomizes the seat order so if you invited your girlfriend to a ballet, front row, you might find yourself sitting in Cankarjev dom alone in some back row while your girlfriend is on the opposite side of the hall. They just don't give a damn. And that's how you get bad reviews.

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