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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Mario P (6 months ago)
Very nice church
KK (7 months ago)
Beautiful basilica
Andrea Nori (7 months ago)
It is the place of worship that I preferred the most in Maribor, in fact it's beautiful both inside but outside too!
Hana Ivanković (13 months ago)
A monastery is dating from the 12th, design by Viennese architect Richard Jordan. Some paintings inside the church were painted by the Hungarian artist Pruszinskay, the Way of the Cross was carved by Hohnjec from Celje; the organ was made by local master Jožef Brandl. On the main altar is the pilgrimage statue of Mary dating from the 18th century.
Travel 4u2 (3 years ago)
Beautiful church in center of city Maribor. As a tourist you need to see one of the biggest Church in Slovenia. Besides this Church is big open space named trg Leona Stuklja. He was Slovenian Olympian in gymnastics.
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