Kranj, perched on a rocky promontory on the convergence of two alpine rivers – Kokra and Sava Rivers, is a lovely old town that grew on the site of an ancient Roman settlement. It is the heart of the Gorenjska region, and is shadowed by massive Alpine mountains to its north. Its charming mix of well-preserved gothic and baroque architecture makes the old town a lovely place to visit with its cobblestoned squares, monuments, cafes, shops and restaurants. Visit the magnificent gothic church of St. Kancijan.
Stroll along the city walls that once protected it from Ottoman and other invaders. Khislstein Castle has a lovely, informative museum. Visit Mitnica and Pavslar city houses, some of the oldest in the city. Enjoy shady green spaces atPreshern park, which was dedicated to Franc Preshern the most renowned Slovenian poet, whose monument is in the park. The main Kranj square is home to the old city well, which bears a gilded ball and eagle, the city’s symbol.
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