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Preseren Square, Ljubljana

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The heart of the city's street life, Preseren 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. To visit Preseren Square and other attractions in Ljubljana, use our Ljubljana vacation generator.
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  • Just go slowly. Do not rush because you will see and hear and perhaps even feel the true heart of this beautiful city. You may hear the dulcimer player. You may see a crocodile of children on their wa...  more »
  • This square is lively all the time of the day. Various restaurents and food joints are near by. There are benches for seating. You can just relax and watch people. At the starting of triple bridge you...  more »
  • I loved this pretty, striking square with the statue of the poet Preseren and the unknown lady above him. It is said his muse lived in a house opposite the statue. They couldn't be together but now hi...  more »

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One of Europe's smaller capitals, Ljubljana offers fairly limited sleeping options, with most of its three- and four-star hotel rooms concentrated in and around the expensive city center. Travelers on a limited budget can explore the city's hostels, which offer small rooms with access to shared restrooms and common dining areas. If you need more privacy and space, rent an apartment on the outskirts of town, or check into one of the family-run guesthouses near the city's international airport.
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