"VISIT THE CATHEDRAL OF LJUBLJANA..." Cathedral - St. Nicholas - Cerkev sv. Nikolaja Tip by eden_teuling

  OLD WOOD DOOR LJUBLJANA CATHEDRAL
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From all directions you can see the white cathedral with its green copper CUPOLA and the 2 square Towers, also covered (partly) in green copper.

Towards the end of the 17th Century and the start of the 18th Century, Ljubljana became a notable ART CENTRE.

In the place of the present Cathedral was a church, that stood as early as The Middle Ages.
Some fishermen and boat-owners raised it and the Patron Saint was St. Nicolas.

Then at a certain time in history a new church was erected: larger of course, called a Romanesque basilica with a nave and two lower aisles.

The walls of the lower aisles were hightened and many new elements were added and the name also changed from time to time..

Of course was the old Cathedral in Ljubljana badly in need of repairs half of the 17th Century, which is understandable because you can't go on changing and adding etc..

PLANS for a new Cathedral appeared and the building could start, after lots of talks and thinking of course....

NOTE: the roofing of the new building was started in September because the mortar, the lime was stirred up with WINE instead of water (imagine that !!) to make the masonry as resistant as possible.

I now wonder who suggested doing so and did they already have proof that WINE would be better..........anyone WHO KNOWS ABOUT THIS PHENOMENON ???

PLEASE, let me know then.....I would be grateful.
eden@VirtualTourist.com


In the meantime old parts of the former church were pulled down, the building went on and on and in the end a churchbell weighing 6,4 tons was hoisted up......

On 8th May, the church was solemnly consecrated and......YOU CAN VISIT AND ENJOY IT as I did........I loved this wood door with cherubs....

Address: LOOK AT THE TOWERS AND WALK....
Directions: SAME ADVICE.....
othercontact: info@ljubljana-tourism.si
Phone: +386 1 3061 215
Website: http://www.ljubljana-tourism.si

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  • Written Jun 27, 2003
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