This square is like the heart of the old town, surrounded by town houses with their wonderful portals. The present shape of the town centre developed in the 16th and 17th centuries, when the bourgeois architecture reached its aesthetic peak. The fountain in the northern part of the square is a reconstruction of the fountain from 1837 and it stands in the same spot as the first fountain from the 16th century.
Some important buildings can be found in the main square, among them the Pavšlar House where the Gallery of the Prešeren Prize Laureates is located, the Town Hall with its museum and gallery, the St. Kancijan’s Church and the Prešeren Theatre Kranj, to mention only some of them.
Sources: Kranj – Monuments of Culture and Nature in Slovenia by Nika Leben and Milan Sagadin; Gorenjska – Architectural Guide by Robert Potokar.
- Location: Glavni trg, 4000 Kranj (google maps)
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