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Maribor, Slovenia: 20 reviews and 57 photos
The cathedral is dedicated to St John the Baptist and was built in the 12th century as a Romanesque building. However today it shows a lot of other building styles such as a Gothic style long cancel dating from the 14th century and a classical bell tower dating from 1623 that originally was 76m high before being shortened after being struck by lightning in the 18th century and is now 57m high.
The interior features a wonderful presbytery that is completed with choir benches dating from 1771, on which there are relief images of scenes from the life of St John the Baptist. On the wall in the central naive hang two pictures: the first is a copy of Ruben's painting of Descent from the Cross and the second, which until 1894 hung above the main altar, represents the christening in the river Jordan. The pulpit is the work of an unknown author dating from 1670. On it are the figures of St. Peter and St Paul and the four evangelists - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. In the Baroque period the church had 18 altars, which were mainly taken to other churches and museums in 1892.
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