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(Prešernov gaj)

France Prešeren

Vrba 1800 - Kranj 1849
Slovene poet, who has inspired virtually all later Slovene literature and has been generally acknowledged as the greatest Slovene classical author
Lojze Dolinar

Kranj /  France Prešeren   Kranj /  France Prešeren


Bronze bust.


1968 dolinar

Prešernov gaj - Prešeren's Grove

After the cemetery alongside the parish church of St. Cantianus was abandoned at the end of the 18th century, a new cemetery was built in the site of what is today Prešeren's Grove. In 1939 it was also abandoned. In 1951, the architect Marjan Šorli designed the western side entrance and an open colonnade situaded in the centre of the grove, on the site of the Saint Cross Chapel which had been demolished. The abandoned cemetery layout was rearranged and the cemetery named after the greatest Slovenian poet Dr France Prešeren who is buried here. The majoritiy of tombstones and mortal remains were transferred to the new town cemetery. Historically significant sculptures have been preserved in Prešeren's Grove.


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Location (N 46°14'41" - E 14°21'27")

Item Code: si134; Photograph: 11 September 2016
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