Visitation of Mary Church (Ljubljana)

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Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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General information
Architectural style Baroque
Town or city Rožnik Hill / Ljubljana
Country Slovenia
Completed 1747
Client Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ljubljana
Technical details
Structural system Brick and reinforced concrete

Visitation of Mary Church (Slovene: cerkev Marijinega obiskanja) is a Roman Catholic pilgrimage church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ljubljana, located on Rožnik Hill in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

History[edit]

A 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.[1] This church was razed in 1740, and a new church was built in 1746[1] according to plans by Candido Zulliani (1712–1769)[2] and consecrated by Bishop Ernest Attems (1742–1757) in 1747.[1] The church was damaged by artillery fire during the Napoleonic siege of Ljubljana, and after its 1814 renovation it was given a Neoclassical facade.[2] 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.[1] New altars were installed in the church in 1895.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Rožnik – zgodovina." Information sign posted inside the church.
  2. ^ a b Habič, Marko (1997). "Rožnik / Rožnik Hill". Prestolnica Ljubljana nekoč in danes / A Pictorial Chronicle of a Capital City. DZS. pp. 168–169. ISBN 86-341-2007-4. 

Coordinates: 46°3′18.71″N 14°28′38.39″E / 46.0551972°N 14.4773306°E / 46.0551972; 14.4773306