Prešeren Square, Ljubljana

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
The heart of the city's street life, Prešeren Square features a monument dedicated to Slovenia's most beloved poet and several major examples of Art Nouveau architecture. The square emerged after the city walls were torn down in the middle of the 19th century and it stands on the site of a medieval road junction that had stood in front of the city gates. The muse of poetry holds a sprig of laurel above the poet's head. Notice how the statue of the poet symbolically opposes the statue of his great love, attached to the facade of a building just across the square. The square extends to the other side of the river over the Triple Bridge. Plan to see Prešeren Square and other attractions that appeal to you using our Ljubljana online trip builder.
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  • On your way to the most popular square of Ljubljana you’ll pass three poetic bridges standing side by side. The Preseren Square is named aften France Preseren, a famous poet, whom you can see...  more »
  • Preseren Square is just part of lovely, quaint Ljubljana Old Town. Hard to miss if you're strolling around Old Town, especially if you're checking out the Triple Bridge, which is on (obviously) the...  more »
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  • The "main" public square of Ljubljana that connects to the Triple Bridge and other attractions, no other place can get more touristy than this place. This is the square to visit to soak in the Ljubljana culture, with a good view of the castle and river, with throngs of tourists and different stalls around. There are also the occasional music players to add to the atmosphere, but place can be crowded, so do take care of your belongings just to be safe.
  • What a lovely square. Just take a book and your time. There is a nice coffee shop in the same square so you can enjoy

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