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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.

Location:

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.

Attractions:

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.

Hours:

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

Tips:

  • 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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