Kranj is the fourth largest city in Slovenia, the center of the informal province of Gorenjska and the seat of the city of the same name, Kranj. It has been built on a carbonate conglomerate. Kranj has a strong tradition of electronic and rubber industry, but it still preserves the old town core above the confluence of Kokra and Sava. At the end of the middle and at the beginning of the new century, the city walls with defense towers, the castle and the armory Škrlovec guard the city from the western side of the Sava.
The ground plan consists of a narrow space between the two rivers with two intersections, along the former main city gates on the current Maistra Square and the lower city gate on today’s Vodopiveceva street. The city core consists of Glavni trg and Prešerenova ulica, which connect with two parallel streets. Tomšičeva and Tavčarjeva Street once used crossroads to connect the courtyards of town houses with town square. The city is adorned with bourgeois houses, beautifully designed streets, castles, churches and houses with architecturally rich facades.