Kranj, the Capital of the Gorenjska Region

Kranj is the capital of the Gorenjska region, and is also the fourth largest city in Slovenia. It’s a short 20 minutes drive from the Bled area.

The old town of Kranj, historically also named Carnium, Creina, Chreina, or Krainburg, has one of the most spectacular medieval skylines that you’ll likely ever see, with its three distinct church towers and an unreal backdrop of the Slovenian Alps rising up only a few miles to the north. There are several shopping centres in Kranj, but the main draw for most tourists and daytrippers is Kranj’s historic centre. Protected as a national cultural monument since 1983, the lively old town boasts a variety of diverse sights, from religious monuments and ethnological museums to modern arts spaces and unique remnants from World War II (the tunnels under the old town Kranj).

Main square
Main square in Kranj, Slovenia
Image by Mihael Grmek / CC BY-SA 3.0

Main square
Main square in Kranj, Slovenia
Image by Mihael Grmek / CC BY-SA 3.0

Maister square
Maister square in Kranj, Slovenia
Image by Tiia Monto / CC BY-SA 3.0

City hall
City hall Kranj, Slovenia
Image by Mihael Grmek / CC BY-SA 3.0

Layer house
Layer house in Kranj, Slovenia
Image by Miran Hladnik / CC BY-SA 3.0

Street view
Kranj, the capital of the Gorenjska region, Slovenia
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Street view
A street in Kranj, Slovenia
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Slovenian square
Slovenian square in Kranj, Slovenia
Image by Mihael Grmek / CC BY-SA 3.0

Gymnasium Kranj
Gymnasium in Kranj, Slovenia
Image by Mihael Grmek / CC BY-SA 3.0

Kieselstein castle
Kieselstein castle in Kranj, Slovenia
Image by Mihael Grmek / CC BY-SA 3.0

Panoramic view
Panoramic view of Kranj, Slovenia
Image by Mihael Grmek / CC BY-SA 3.0

Panoramic view
Panoramic view of Kranj, the capital of Gorenjska
Image by Tiia Monto / CC BY-SA 3.0

St. Cantianius Church
St. Cantianius Church in Kranj, Slovenia
Image by Mihael Grmek / CC BY-SA 3.0

Location:
Main square Kranj Address: Glavni trg, 4000 Kranj, Slovenia
Main square Kranj Latitude and Longitude Coordinates: 46.239121, 14.355620
Main square Kranj GPS coordinates: 46° 14′ 20.8356” N     14° 21′ 20.2320” E
Traditional region: Upper Carniola (Slovene: Gorenjska)
Municipality: Kranj

Directions from Apartments Fine Stay Gorenjska to Kranj (drive 29 km, 25 minutes)

Directions from Apartments Fine Stay Bled to Kranj (drive 27 km, 22 minutes)

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