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Franciscan Square (Frantiskanske Namestie)
Franciscan Square (Frantiskanske Namestie)

Franciscan Square (Frantiskanske Namestie)

Dotted by shady plane trees and lined with pastel-colored Baroque townhouses, Franciscan Square(Frantiskanske Namestie) is one of the main meeting paces in Bratislava’s Old Town and is dominated by the oldest church in the city. The Franciscan Church has a Baroque façade dating back to the 18th century, but it was originally 13th-century Gothic in form.

Consecrated in 1297, the church has a wealth of Renaissance and Baroque detailing inside, including statuary and gilded artworks, but its chief feature is the Gothic Chapel of Saint John the Evangelist, where Hungarian aristocrats were once ennobled as knights of the realm. The Marian Column in the middle of Franciscan Square gives thanks for the victory of Hungarian King Leopold I over a Protestant rebellion in 1657. Classical concerts are held in the church in the evening.

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Frantiskanske námestie, Bratislava, Slovakia

Practical Info

The square's church is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free.

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