Prešern Square is among locals considered as the ultimate central square. Here you meet for coffee, for night party or just for a city stroll. If you are meeting a guide, you’ll most possibly meet him or her here.
A thing which you might notice is that locals are very proud of having so important square named after a poet. And not just any poet, this is Slovenia’s greatest poet, named France Prešern. He was a romantic, like Dante, very much in love with Julia, who - because of social differences - he could never have.
Square was developed from a road junction in front of one of the city gates leading to medieval Ljubljana. Overlooking the square is the pinkish Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, and on the opposite side Plečnik's Triple Bridge extends the square to the other side of the Ljubljanica River. Prominently standing near the bridge is a statue of a poet with a gaze towards statue of Julia. Take a moment and you’ll see her (still) leaning over a window in the first floor of a yellow house.
After writing a blog in Slovenian language for 10 years I have finally come to my sense and started writing one in English as well.