Visitation of Mary Church

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Visitation of Mary Church was already recorded on Rožnik Hill in a 1526 document, stating that it had to provide a copper chalice and three pounds of hellers for the war effort. This church was razed in 1740, and a new church was built in 1746 according to plans by Candido Zulliani (1712–1769) and consecrated by Bishop Ernest Attems (1742–1757) in 1747.

The church was damaged by artillery fire during the Napoleonic siege of Ljubljana, and after its 1814 renovation it was given a Neoclassical facade. Management of the church was taken over by the Franciscans in 1826, and in 1836 it was transferred to the order as a chapel of ease. New altars were installed in the church in 1895.

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Founded: 1746
Category: Religious sites in Slovenia

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jackie n (6 months ago)
You don't need to drive out of Ljubljana to take a walk in nature. From Tivoli there is a nice path through the forest to Roznik.When you get to the hill you have a nice view of the city. In the inn Roznik , you can order homemade tea that they make themselves. Very refreshing.
Gorazd Majcen (9 months ago)
Iconic location above the city, venue to local events.
Monika McCollister Pirc (2 years ago)
Awkward and amazing
Adam Yates (2 years ago)
A very pretty church, but no entry at the moment. Thus may be due to COVID
boris cesar (4 years ago)
The place is almost always closed and the Mary showing there is just a statue. Mary never really visited this place and probably never will, it's all fake :/ you even have to stand outside of the church if you want to view the city. Go 50 meters away instead and enjoy the beauty of Ivan Cankar's (Slovene author who did visit the plsce msny many times) statue and treat yourself to some nice refreshing and free drinkable water from the pipe.
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