Basilica of Our Mother of Mercy

Maribor, Slovenia

Originally a monastery dating from the 12th century, the red-bricked cathedral dedicated to St Mary Mother of Mercy was built in its place with a two-towered, three nave basilica between 1892 and 1900, according to a design by Viennese architect Richard Jordan. However, the old monastery was constructed in rather more heroic circumstances with local woman carrying the bricks for its construction all the way from nearby Melje.

The majority of paintings inside the church were painted by the Hungarian artist Ferenz Pruszinskay, the Way of the Cross was carved by Miloš Hohnjec from Celje; the organ was made by the Mariborian master Jožef Brandl. On the main altar is the pilgrimage statue of Mary dating from the 18th century. In the presbytery there are frescoes and stained glass windows that are the work of the artist Stane Kregar.

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Founded: 1892-1900
Category: Religious sites in Slovenia

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Alessio Mavri (4 years ago)
Originally a monastery dating from the 12th century, the red-bricked cathedral dedicated to St Mary Mother of Mercy was built in its place with a two-towered, three nave basilica between 1892 and 1900, according to a design by Viennese architect Richard Jordan. However, the old monastery was constructed in rather more heroic circumstances with local woman carrying the bricks for its construction all the way from nearby Melje. The majority of paintings inside the church were painted by the Hungarian artist Ferenz Pruszinskay, the Way of the Cross was carved by Miloš Hohnjec from Celje; the organ was made by the Mariborian master Jožef Brandl. On the main altar is the pilgrimage statue of Mary dating from the 18th century. In the presbytery there are frescoes and stained glass windows that are the work of the artist Stane Kregar.
Tammy Bonafede (4 years ago)
If you are visiting Maribor, you wouldn't miss this Franciscan church, located near the main square of the castle. One of the most interesting spot in the area.
에뜨랑제 (4 years ago)
A little bit boring to see Maribor sightseeing An antique church
Borut Kohne (5 years ago)
Dominican/Franciscan church with monastery that was built in the beginning of 1900, as the former church was getting too small because os the high number of pilgrims.
Miha Kukovec (8 years ago)
One of the first Ingress portals in Maribor.
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