Kranj Things to Do

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    St Kancijan Church
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    High School/Gymnasium

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 22, 2006

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    This classical style building was built as a secondary school in 1897 by architect Wilhem Tre on the site of the vicarage and Križar farm in the Kokra suburb. Today, the Kranj grammar school is one of the biggest grammar schools in Slovenia. In 33 classrooms, two gymnasiums, a conference hall and multi-purpose space, lessons are on going in 34 departments in which 1012 pupils are registered. The building faces Slovenski trg (Slovene Square) which is located just to the north of the Old Town on the way to the bus station.

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    Kokra River Canyon

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 22, 2006

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    The Kokra River flows through the centre of Kranj and meets up with the Sava River which then heads towards Ljubljana. The Old Town of Kranj is found at the confluence of the two rivers and is built on top of a dramatic escarpment which was left standing after the Kokra River carved out the canyon that runs down the Old Town’s eastern side. The best views of the canyon are from the bridge on Postna ulica (near the post office) and from Pungert, the southern point of the Old Town. There is a walking trail which you can take through the canyon.

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    The Old Town

    by viddra Updated Jan 17, 2006

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    The old town draws everyone's attention because of its numerous archaeological and other attractions, among which the most important are architect Joze Plechnik's arcades and fountain, the 16-17th-century Town Hall, the ancient tollhouse and Kislkamen Castle.

    Plechnikove arkade
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    St Kancijan

    by viddra Written Dec 30, 2005

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    St Kancijan, 1 of Slovenia's 1st parish churches, is a monument of Gothic design completed in 1491.

    There are other churches nearby, as well, such as the Rozenvenska (Rosery) Church and the St Sebastian and Rok Churches that also add to the beauty of the town centre.

    St Kancijan
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    Mestna Hiša

    by viddra Updated Dec 30, 2005

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    The Town Hall (Mestna Hiša) is 1 of the most important cultural monuments in Slovenia. It's in fact 2 buildings (1 from the 16th century and the other from the 17th century) in 1. The ground floor of the older part's used for temporary art and museum displays.

    On the main square, right in front of the Town Hall, there's a Carniolan communal well whose top's adorned with a gilded ball and an eagle that symbolizes the City of Kranj.

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    Gorenjski Muzej

    by viddra Updated Dec 30, 2005

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    There are 2 collections on display: the works of academically trained sculptor Lojze Dolinar (1893-1970) and an ethnological collection entitled Folk Art in Gorenjska featuring the beautiful heritage of painted and carved peasant furniture, tools, festive costumes and pottery of the region.

    The translation of the Bible into Slovanian dating from 1545 is also displazed in the Gorenjska museum.

    During Xmas time you can see some beautiful decorations made of wax.

    The museum's open on Tue-Fri from 10-12 and 17-19, weekends from 10-12. It's closed on Mon.

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    Prešeren’s Theatre

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 22, 2006

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    This theatre is located next to the parish church in a wide passage that once extended down to the Kokra River. It was built in 1909 as a public house for educational activities and entertaining associations. The building was rebuilt in 1952 by architect Jože Plečnik who added the arcade to the façade.

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    Plecnik’s Arcades & fountain

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 22, 2006

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    Slovenia’s famous architect, Jože Plečnik, designed this monumental entrance to the Old Town between 1953 and 1959. It involved the construction of arcades along the presbytery of the Rosary Church, the installation of a fountain, and the reconstruction of the façade of a house near the top of the slope.

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    Khislstein Castle

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 22, 2006

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    Most of what is seen today was built in the 15th century when the Turks invaded. The whole area used to be fortified under the Romans right up to the Middle Ages. In the middle of the 16th century, Janez Khisl from Fužine bought the castle and converted it into a residential manor that was named Khislstein after him (1578). Later owners of the manor included the aristocratic Mosconni and Ravber families. In the 18th century, it was owned by the Apfaltrer and Auersperg families. At the end of the 18th century, Natalis Pagliaruzzi became its owner. His successors kept the manor until 1913 when it became state property. It today houses offices of the Institute for the Protection of Natural and Cultural Heritage, the Gorenjska Museum, and a public art gallery.

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    Town Hall

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 22, 2006

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    The Town Hall on Glavni trg is formed from the joining of two buildings. The first building, with the colonnade portico on the corner that contains a Roman sarcophagus, and clock tower, is the Old Town Hall that was built in the early 16th century. The second building was a former aristocratic mansion dating from the first half of the 17th century. The main entrance is through this building and features two early Slavic graves in the entrance hall that date from the 9th and 10th centuries. The building features a splendid Grand Hall on the first floor which has a wooden Renaissance ceiling and portals. The building, today, houses the Gorenjska Regional Museum with an ethnological collection and an archaeological display.

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    Kranj

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 11, 2005

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    In the corner of the square, this beautiful well is located. It looks like being renovated recently. I couldn't find out how old is it, anyway, I think it suits to the place where it is located very well.

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    Kranj

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 11, 2005

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    One of the beautifuly renovated old house which encircle the main square of the old part of the town. Bright red facade and white rimmed windows cathes the eyes. In the ground floor it houses florist's shop.

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    Kranj

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 11, 2005

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    Another view to the old houses, which encircled the Main square of the old part of the town Kranj. They are squeezed close to each oher and here and there a narrow passage leads to the nearby streets.

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    Kranj

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 11, 2005

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    This buildind with so warm coloured facade and a charming balcony is also one of those in Main square, od the old part of the town. Together with the Town Hall it houses some permanent excebitions.

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    Kranj - Presern's Theatre and Plecnik's Archades

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 11, 2005

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    The building dated back to the year 1909. It was built as the National Home for the needs of society of education and entertainment. In 1952, it was reconstructed according to the plans of the architect Joze Plecnik.

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