From the bus and train stations stroll south down Miklošičeva cesta for ten minutes and you’ll reach Prešernov trg, the hub around which everything in Ljubljana’s charming Old Town revolves. Overlooking the bustling square and the River Ljubljanica, the Baroque seventeenth-century Church of the Annunciation, blushes a sandy red; it’s worth a look inside for Francesco Robba’s marble high-altar, richly adorned with spiral columns and plastic figurines. Robba, an Italian architect and sculptor, was brought in to remodel the city in its eighteenth-century heyday. His best piece, a beautifully sculpted fountain that symbolizes the meeting of the rivers Sava, Krka and Ljubljanica, lies across the river, in front of the town hall on Mestni trg. To get there cross the elegant Tromostovje (Triple Bridge), one of many innovative creations by celebrated Slovene architect Jože Plečnik in Ljubljana, his birthplace. Plečnik made his mark on the city between the two world wars with his classically inspired designs.

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