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Cathedral of St John the Baptist (Maribor-Slovenia)

This cathedral was built in the 12th century as an aisleless Romanic church, but was later expanded into a Gothic three-nave church and dedicated to John the Baptist. Another highlight, besides this well preserved church, are the tombstones located on the nearby graveyard as well as inside the church. The today’s clock tower is 57 meters high and was built in the 18th century, whereas the former clock tower reached 76 meters of height and was built in 1623 by Pavel Porta. Inside the presbytery, You will find various gilded embossments and paintings depicting the life of John the Baptist, which were created by Jožef Holzinger. Moreover, You will also find the statue from the 19th century, statue of the first Slovenian saint, Slomšek, as well as the tomb of the bishop of Maribor. During the Baroque period, Holzinger also created the chapel of the Holy Cross, where Slomšek’s tomb is located.

Category: Temple- church- mosque, Things to do in Maribor, Must visit, Things to do in Slovenia,

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Address:
Slomškov Sqaure, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia

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GPS Coordinates:
46.559050, 015.645053 (46°33’32.6″N, 015°38’42.2″E)

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Email:
stolna.zupnija.mb@rkc.si

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Contact:
00386 (0)2 251 8432

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Size:
Big

GPS Coordinates: 46.559050, 015.645053 (46°33’32.6″N, 015°38’42.2″E)
The Cathedral of John the Baptist is located around 250 m from the main Maribor square.

Address: Slomškov Square, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia

 

Translations:

If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
Prosim Vas, da me odpeljete do katedrale Janeza Krstnika, ki se nahaja okrog 250 metrov severno od glavnega Mariborskega trga, v ulici Slomškov trg. Hvala!

You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Prosim Vas, vključite taksimeter. Hvala!

 

Additional translation:

Please, can you tell me how to find this sight:
Prosim Vas, da me napotite do katedrale Janeza Krstnika, ki se nahaja okrog 250 metrov severno od glavnega Mariborskega trga, v ulici Slomškov trg. Hvala!

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