Church of St. Nicholas (Ljubljana Cathedral)

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Dolničarjeva ulica 1, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Church of St. Nicholas (Ljubljana Cathedral) Reviews

WalterC WalterC
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Worth going inside to see the church art! Nov 26, 2011
Located in the Old Town of Ljubljana, the Church of St. Nicholas was once a Gothic church from the 12th century. Then it got replaced in the Baroque style in 1707. Sometimes called the Ljubljana Cathedral, St. Nicholas Cathedral or St. Nicholas Church. Not sure of the actual, official name. But regardless of the name, it cannot be missed, and I mean that in 2 different ways.

One way, is the distinctive green dome and twin towers, which is really hard to miss when walking around Old Town. Another, is that a visit inside is definitely worth it.

But before going inside, definitely check out the bronze doors, which has some scenes from Slovene history on it. The freaky part, is grabbing a head as a knob, to open the door. The main one is at the front, and there are more on the side of the cathedral as well. So a walk to the side is worth it, as there is also a mural and some statues there.

Inside the cathedral, there are really nice Baroque art to look. There are various paintings at the different chapels. And the ceiling frescoes, which were done by Giuglio Quaglio, are the definite highlight. They are really nice and impressive to look at.

Needless to say, a visit to this church is a definite must, mainly for the art inside and out. And the best part is that it is free to enter.
Church of St. Nicholas
bronze door at the front
a head as a door knob
inside the church
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