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PREŠERNOV TRG (PREŠEREN SQUARE), LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA

PREŠERNOV TRG (PREŠEREN SQUARE), LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA
Prešernov trg
1000 LJUBLJANA

PREŠEREN SQUARE, LJUBLJANA; Prešeren square is the central square in Ljubljana. The square and surroundings have been closed to traffic since 1 September 2007. A scale model of the square is exhibited at Mini-Europe in Brussels in a proportion of 1:25 to the original.  It was first known as the Maria Square after the church. After the 1895 Ljubljana earthquake that damaged and ruined the medieval houses, the Baroque style bourgeois palaces were built at their place: the Frisch House, the Seunig House, the Central Pharmacy, the Urbanc House, the Hauptmann house, and the Mayer House.

 

A statue of the Slovene national poet France Prešeren with a muse stands in the middle of the square. It was created by Ivan Zajec in 1905, whereas the pedestal was created by Max Fabiani. The statue faces the window where Prešeren's "muse" used to live. There is a small statue on that building as well. On the north side stands the baroque-style Franciscan Church of the Annunciation.

 

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