One of the most colorful landmarks in Ljubljana is the Franciscan Church of the Annunciation. It's a distinctive salmon-pink colored building sitting in Prešernov Trg square, the central square in Ljubljana, close to its famous triple bridge.
The Church of the Annunciation was built between 1646 and 1660 in an early Baroque style, replacing an older church at the site. Its facade was completed around 1700. The exterior was rebuilt in the 19th century and renovated in 1993. The church has been protected as a cultural monument of Slovenia since 2008.
We visited after Sunday mass had ended and enjoyed exploring the details of this nice church. It has an impressive main altar built by the sculptor Francesco Robba in the middle of the 18th century:
The church was damaged in an 1895 earthquake and required extensive repairs that took many years to complete, but that job was nicely done.
There are a number of side altars:
Located next to the church is a Franciscan Monastery dating to the 13th century, known for its library containing more than 70,000 books (which we were not able to visit).
There is no admission charge. The church is closed during certain times, so check its schedule before you visit.