"St. James Church" Church of St. James Tip by Dabs

Church of St. James, Ljubljana: 6 reviews and 13 photos

  St. James Church
by Dabs
  • St. James Church - Ljubljana
      St. James Church
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  • Statue of the Virgin Mary - Ljubljana
      Statue of the Virgin Mary
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Just south of Levistikov Square is the lemon yellow St. James Church, the first Jesuit church in Slovenia, completed in 1615. I popped inside to have a look but it looked like they were just about to start services so I made my visit quick and didn't take any photos. As I was zipping through I looked for the statues of the "White Queen" and "Black King" listed in my guidebook but didn't see them, it should be in an octagonal chapel.

The statue of the Virgin Mary that stands in the square outside the church was erected in the 17th century in gratitude that the Turks had bypassed the country according to the tourism office guide, my guidebook says its in honor of victory over the Turks in Hungary, either way it has something to do with Turks.

Address: Old Town
Directions: Next to the Slovene Ministry Building
Website: http://zupnija-lj-sv-jakob.rkc.si/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 24, 2007
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