Novo Mesto Slovenia
The oldest building in Novo mesto (before 1428), St Nicholas Church is also one of the most beautiful Slovene Gothic churches. The nonuniform architecture reflects many alterations and additions. The 1582 high altar painting is by Venetian master Jacopo Rubusti Tintoretto. The National Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage completely restored the painting during 2009. The chapter church was declared a cathedral when the Diocese of Novo Mesto was created in 2006.