Urbanc Palace


To the north of Prešernov Trg, on the corner of Trubarjeva cesta and Miklošičeva cesta, is this delightful secessionist palace building from 1903, which now houses a fancy department store.

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1. Franciscan Church of the Annunciation

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2. Prešeren Monument

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Taking pride of place near the centre of Prešernov trg is the 1905 Prešeren monument designed by Maks Fabiani and Ivan Zajc, and erected in honour of…

3. Prešernov Trg

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4. People’s Loan Bank

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5. Triple Bridge

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6. Hauptmann House

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7. Cooperative Bank

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8. Plečnik Cone

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