St. Bartholomew's Church

Ljubljana, Slovenia

St. Bartholomew's Church is one of the oldest church buildings in Ljubljana. The church was first mentioned in 1370, when in front of it a peace treaty between the Doge of Venice and Leopold III and Albert III of Habsburg was concluded by their representatives on 30 October 1370, in which the Austrians agreed to return the city of Trieste for the compensation of 75,000 florins.

In 1526, its valuables were donated to a fund for improving the city's defenses against Turkish attacks. In the end of 15th century and beginning of 16th, it was a venue of Protestant liturgy and was during Slovene anti-reformation in 1618, it was reclaimed as a Roman Catholic church. In 1825, it was damaged by fire and restored several times.

Some elements of the original Romanesque church have been preserved, among them the portal on the northern side. Between 1933-36, the church was partially redesigned according to plans by Jože Plečnik.

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Founded: 1370
Category: Religious sites in Slovenia

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good church
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Nice old church
Robi Matus (2 years ago)
Nice old church
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Vredno ogleda
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The oldest church in Ljubljana with elements by the master architect Jože Plečnik
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