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The Fountain of Three Carniolan Rivers, which is located at the end of the Mestni trg square and is also known by the name of The Robba Fountain, is one of the best known monuments of Baroque Ljubljana. It was created by the Venetian-born sculptor and architect Francesco Robba (1698-1757) between the years 1743 and 1715. Robba, who spent most of his life in Ljubljana, is considered to be one of the Baroque Ljubljana's greatest master sculptors working in stone.
The Robba Fountain is modelled on the famous Roman fountains. The sculptures of the three river gods decorating it most probably represent three rivers in the Province of Carniola, namely the Sava, the Ljubljanica and the Krka rivers. The ground plan of the fountain is shaped in the form of the ancient three-leaf town seal of Ljubljana. The Fountain of Three Carniolan Rivers is Robba's last creation in Ljubljana. Having finished his works on the fountain, the impoverished Robba moved to Zagreb.
Address: Mestni trg
Directions: Near City Hall, Old part of Ljubljana
In the middle of Preseren's Square is a monument to France Preseren, the greatest Slovenian poet . It was built by Maks Fabiani, an architect, and sculptor Ivan Zajc in 1905. The women behind France preseren is the muse of poetry and she has a spring of laurel in her left arm.
This is a great meeting point.
Address: Old Town
Directions: From anywhere in Old Town, follow the any of the main roads
The Ljubljana Town Hall, which has been used as the seat of the Municipality of Ljubljana, was built in the late 15th century by the master builder Peter Bezlaj. It assumed its present appearance in the period between 1717 and 1719, when an annexe was added to it by the master builder Gregor Maček Snr. according to designs by Carlo Martinuzzi. Subsequently, the building was reconstructed several times, the most thoroughly in 1963 by architect Svetozar Križaj.
The façade of the Town Hall reflects Venetian influences. Preserved in the entrance hall are a late Gothic plaque with a coat of arms, which is a remnant of the original building, and a statue of Hercules with a lion dating from the late 17th century, earlier a part of the Hercules Fountain, which used to stand in the middle of the Stari trg square. Situated in the Town Hall's arched courtyard is the Narcissus Fountain, a work by Francesco Robba, whose original location was Bokalci Castle. Next to the Town Hall staircase there is a monument to the memory of Ivan Hribar (1851-1941), a famous mayor of Ljubljana.
Address: Mestni trg 1
France Preseren is the most famous Slovenian poet of all times. He was born in Vrba, Gorenjska region, in 1800. 8th of February 1848 is the day he died and also Slovenian cultural holiday. He wrote our national anthem - ZDRAVLJICA.
The statue stands on the main square in Ljubljana. This is the most popular meeting spot in the city, everyone knows where it is, cause all directions lead towards the Presern Square.
This also a popular spot for youngsterts to hang around - they sit on the steps of the monument and watch daily life of the people.
Address: Prešeren Square, at the Three Bridges
You can find it on Preseren Square. You can't really miss it - just look at the colour. It was built in the 17. century.
Services are held daily in the morning and afternoon.
Address: Preseren Square
Directions: South City Centre, off of Barjanska-Slovenska
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