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Prešeren Square, or Prešernov Trg, is the central square in Ljubljana, Slovenia, named after the Slovenian national poet, Dr. France Prešeren. As a cultural and social meeting point, it’s a vibrant space bursting with historic buildings, important monuments, and bustling city life.


The square is centrally located, marking the entrance to Ljubljana’s Old Town, right at the base of the medieval castle hill, and accessible via the city’s iconic Triple Bridge.


Here’s what to expect at Prešeren Square:

  1. Historic Monuments: The Square is dominated by the bronze statue of Dr. France Prešeren and the Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, making it a hub of Slovenian cultural identity.
  2. Architectural Landmarks: The Square is surrounded by grandiose baroque and secessionist style buildings like the Urbanc House and Central Pharmacy.
  3. Vibrant Atmosphere: Throughout the year, the Square is full of life, hosting various concerts, cultural events, city fairs, and the popular Christmas market.


The square is a public area that can be visited at any time.


  • The Square is a pedestrian zone, making it a perfect starting point for a walking tour through Ljubljana.
  • Pay a visit to the interior of the Franciscan Church.

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