Križanke Church (Church of Our Lady of Mercy)

Back in the 13th century, the Order of Teutonic Knights, the so called Knights of the Cross, settled at the upper end of the Novi trg square and built a church there. The only surviving item from the church is the famous relief of the Madonna of Krakovo from the church's main portal. The relief, created between 1265 and 1270, is now kept at the National Gallery of Slovenia.

The present Križanke Church was built between 1714 and 1715 by Domenico Rossi, one of the leading Venetian architects of the time. This indicates that the only church of the cross located on Slovenian territory was of great importance not only to the Knights of the Cross but also to the imperial court in Vienna, which donated interior furnishings. Side altars were painted by the court painters Martin Altomonte and Anton Schoonjans. The main altar painting, a work by Johann Michael Rottmayr which burnt down in the 19th century, was replaced by a painting by the Viennese painter Hans Canon in 1859.

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The church is not open to tourists.  

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  • Aimez-Vous Brahms?

    Aimez-Vous Brahms?

    The series of chamber concerts in the Križanke complex’s delightful baroque church will continue with a concert of chamber works by Johannes Brahms performed by a trio of acclaimed soloists.

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  • Sergei Krylov, violin & Alexander Knyazev, violoncello & Nikolai Lugansky, piano

    Sergei Krylov, violin & Alexander Knyazev, violoncello & Nikolai Lugansky, piano

    Violin virtuoso Sergej Krylov returns to the Ljubljana Festival this year. Joining him in a piano trio are cellist Alexander Kniazev, a soloist with the Moscow Philharmonic and an Honoured Artist of Russia, and pianist Nikolai Lugansky, one of the world's leading interpreters of the piano repertoire.

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  • Slovenian Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra: Belcanto

    Slovenian Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra: Belcanto

    The evening’s programme presents some of classical music‘s most beautiful wind concertos, in which the melody lines of the solo instruments are thrown into particularly sharp relief.

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  •  Slovenian Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra: Lamento

    Slovenian Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra: Lamento

    Križanke Church will host a group of acclaimed Slovenian soloists in a concert dedicated to the rich musical legacy of the Bach family.

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