Sunday, May 20, 2007

300 Years of the Ljubljana Cathedral

"The Ljubljana cathedral, also referred to as the Church of St. Nicholas, is located where a church dedicated to St. Nicholas already stood in the Middle Ages. It was consecrated on 8 May 1707.
The baroque hall church was built between 1701 and 1706 according to plans by Jesuit architect Andrea Pozzo, the dome however was not finished before the 19th century.
The church's surviving Baroque interior includes frescoes by Giulio Quaglio, the statues of four bishops of Emona by sculptor Angelo Putti, Putti's painting of Dean Janez Anton Dolnicar, the initiator of the church's construction, and altar angels by sculptures Francesco Robba and the brothers Paolo and Giuseppe Groppelli."


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