Ljubljana is the main city of Slovenia. It has a lively city centre, which is especially vivid in the warm summer nights, and attracts many tourists. The important sights are Ljubljana Castle, the Town House, chapel of Saint George, the main market hall, Presern Square, Three Bridges, the cathedral (also known as the Church of Saint Nicholas), the Old Square and Upper Square, Shoemaker's Bridge and many other wonderful attractions. The track cable railway to Ljubljana Castle is especially picturesque. The castle is situated on the hill above the city and it has the most dramatic situation. The hill was settled by 1200 A.D. and the major fort was built in the time of Illyria and Celts. There are preserved remains of burial places and urns. The medieval castle was built in the 9th century B.C. Nowadays, Ljubljana Castle is the setting for numerous concerts, cultural performances, exhibitions, theatre shows, receptions and meetings. It is also the home of the Virtual Museum and the Belvedere tower. The chapel of the Saint Jurij is also located here, which is dedicated to the patron of the city Ljubljana. It is in one of the oldest parts of the castle. In the city, the Town House, which is also called Rotovz or Magistrat, is the seat of the City commune of Ljubljana. It originates from the late 15th century. The Venetian influence can be seen in the façade of the building. The statue of Hercules with the lion from the late 17th century is located in the entrance hall. The central Market Hall is located in the Vodnik square, and it quite picturesque. The Lyceum was located here until 1895, when it burnt down. It was designed by the well-known architect Joze Plecnik. Here one can buy local vegetables, fruit, spices and also area specialities such as nut rolls and smoked ham. It is the social centre for locals. Preseren Square was named by the famous Slovenian poet, France Preseren. Amedieval entrance was located here where one entered the walled-in city. The square was paved in the middle of the 19th century, when the city wall was demolished. The Presern monument dominates the main part of the square. It was dedicated in the year 1905 and was the work of the sculptor Ivan Zajec and the architect Maks Fabiani. It shows poet France Preseren, and above him is the muse of his poetry. The muse holds a sprig of laurel. Opposite him from one of the façades is a statue of Presern’s love, Julija Primic. The Cathedral, the church of Saint Nikolaj, is the capital church of the archdiocese of Ljubljana and the parochial church of Ljubljana. It took the place of a former wooden and strategically important bridge.Today the central Threebridges are made of stone and were built in the year 1842. The architect Joze Plecnik added two more bridges to the central bridge between the years 1929 and 1932. The bridge are pedestrian-only. In this way he created the unique atmosphere of Ljubljana. The Old Square was the oldest part of the medieval town, which continues on to the Upper Square. Both squares are located at the foothills of the Castle Hill. The Shoemaker's Bridge is made from artificial stone, the same as the Threebridge. It connects the Towns and New Square. It got the name by shoemakers, who had their workshops located there in the Middle Ages. At one of the river piers you can go to the small tourist boats, which takes you through the town under the famous bridges.