The Franciscan Church of the Annunciation (Slovene: Frančiškanska cerkev Marijinega oznanjenja or commonly Frančiškanska cerkev) is a Franciscan church located on Prešeren Square in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It is the parish church of Ljubljana - Annunciation Parish. Its red colour is symbolic of the Franciscan monastic order. Since 2008, the church has been protected as a cultural monument of national significance of Slovenia.
Built between 1646 and 1660 (the bell towers following later), it replaced an older church on the same site. The early-Baroque layout takes the form of a basilica with one nave and two rows of side-chapels. The Baroque main altar was executed by the sculptor Francesco Robba. Many of the original frescoes were ruined by the cracks in the ceiling caused by the Ljubljana earthquake in 1895. The new frescoes were painted in 1936 by the Slovene impressionist painter Matej Sternen.
Tadej Peršič | Jul 6, 2018
The notorious red-colored Franciscan's church on the Prešeren square, the informal center of the old part of Ljubljana. It also has a Franciscan monastery right next to it.
Thanasis Yiannakakis | Jan 28, 2018
Ave, gratia plena. You should definitely check this out. Awesome church.
Anna Ovchinnikova | Jun 26, 2018
very beautiful church and nice square in front of it
Patrik Štefanko | Mar 2, 2018
One of the most beautiful church i have ever been to.
Gonzalo Gabriel Carranza | Apr 1, 2018
Beautiful Church, but this is not the Cathedral!
Debi Slinger | Aug 8, 2018
"There for mass plus our choir group sang" It was special to be here for a service and watch everyone come and go saying their prayers and blessings. Our choir sang several songs and fell in love with the ambience of the place. It's easily accessible and right in the centre of town. Free entry
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