Kranj

Prešeren’s Grove

  Gregorčičeva Ulica     more than a year ago
The town’s cemetery from the end of the 18th century until 1951, one of the few tombstones left here is that belonging to none other than the great France Prešeren, as well as those of his daughter and another noted Slovene poet Simon Jenko. Whilst standing in front of the modest marble monument marking Prešeren’s final resting place, astute visitors will notice that his name is actually written ‘Prešerin’, which is not a mistake but simply an alternative 19th-century spelling. The grove’s other monument of note is the small pyramid found in the northwest corner, which dates from 1931 and is one of the earliest memorials to the victims of fascism in Europe. Despite the solemn air here, the area is actually a popular local park, especially during the warmer months when it’s not uncommon to find families enjoying a picnic or kids playing football. To get here just follow Gregorčičeva Ulica a couple hundred metres north from the Kranj City Library.

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