Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church Ljubljana

Image by Mankica Kranjec

Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church – Orthodox art

This spot might not get everyone’s motor running. However, don’t judge this church by its façade, and take a peek inside. Only Chuck Norris gets to judge books by their cover!

So, before you make up your mind, this is one of the few churches I like to visit. Usually, when my partner and I are on our way to Tivoli to unwind in the park. Every time we’re here, we take our time to look at the beautiful frescoes, golden icons, and wood carvings created by Serbian and Slovenian artists. These decorations are exquisite.

Every visit, we light candles in loving memory of the special folks in our lives. Burning candles is a national sport in Slovenia. This Central-European country (never tell a Slovene that they live in Eastern Europe) is one of the world’s biggest consumers of candles. Typically, we buy two small candles (50 cents each) and light them for our loved ones. The first candle, which we carefully place in the bottom basin, is for those who kicked the bucket. Afterward, we’ll put the second one in the top pool. This one is for those who still bless us with their presence.

There’s an abundance of churches all over Europe. However, just a small percentage of them are worthy of your time, and occasional dime. So with that in mind, know that two locals, with a severe case of wanderlust, come here to enjoy the religious artwork on display and to pay respect to their loved ones.

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Address

Cankarjeva cesta, Ljubljana

Telephone number

+38612412680

Opening Times

08:00 - 19:00 daily

Price

Free

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