This small square, between St. Michael’s gate and the Main square (Hlavne Namestie), has some nice sights around it. Two churches, the Church of the Holy Saviour and the franciscan church (Church of the Annunciation). A fountain with a woman pouring water out of a jar stands in the middle of the square. This fountain, called the fountain of the holy trinity, is from a time, when the square was used as a fish market. Therefore, people sometimes mix it up with Rybne Namestie, Fish Square, which is located close to St. Martin’s Cathedral. Unfortunately, there are also some buildings in this square which are in urgent need for refurbishment.
The Amazon fountain is the only water feature in Franciscan Sq. that reminds us the square was a fish market once. This Antique-style figure of a woman pouring water from a jar is a very pleasant spot - you can enjoy not only the large green trees but also the sound of water.
In the 16th century the fountain was nothing but a stone tank. Towards the end of that century the water outlet was built into a lion holding the city emblem - you can now see it in the Municipal Museum. The present Amazon fountain was installed in 1804, then it was removed as the square was turned into a park, and in 1998 it returned to its original location in Franciscan Sq. So much hassle but I'm glad they did it!
If you're facing the Old Town Hall standing in the Main Square (Hlavne Namestie), the adjacent square just to your left is Frantiskanske Square. Here you'll find some good restaurants and interesting buildings. Large leafy trees provide ample shade if you just want to sit and people watch.
You'll also notice this statue of a woman pouring water from a jug. This square was once a fish market and back in the 16th century water was brought from the nearby hills. After being removed for over a century, the statue was replaced here in the square in 1998.
the square as it is today took shape in the 13th century. In the Middle Ages it was used as a market as its old titles show; "Bread Market" (Chlebovy trh), "Fish Market" (Rybny trh). Later it was named Franciscan Square (Frantiskanske namestie) after the Franciscan monastery founded there.