Ljubljana Journals

The Bridges Over the Ljubljanica

A travel journal to Ljubljana by fizzytom

Butchers Bridge Photo, Ljubljana, Slovenia More Photos
Quote: The Ljubljanica is not one of the great rivers of Europe but it is special in its own way and for the charming and interesting bridges that span it.

Butchers' Bridge

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Attraction | "Lovers' Locks"

Butchers' Bridge Photo, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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The Butchers' Bridge is one of the newest landmarks in Ljubljana but it has quickly become one of the most popular, not just with tourists but with people who live in the city. The bridge is yet another one to span the Ljubljanica and it is situated approximately halfway between the Dragon Bridge and the Triple Bridge, more specifically linking the northern embankment, the Petkovskovo Nabrezje, with a gap between the two colonnaded buildings of the central market. When Joze Plecnik designed the central market it was his intention that there should be a bridge at this spot but this was never realised because of the outbreak of World War Two. It was not until the early nineties that the idea...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 14, 2011

Butchers' Bridge
Connects Central Market and Petkovšek Embankment
Ljubljana

Triple Bridge/Tromostovje

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Attraction | "Three Bridges for the Price of One"

Triple Bridge/Tromostovje Photo, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Quote:
The Tromostovje, or Triple Bridge, is one of Ljubljana’s best loved landmarks and one of the best known works by Joze Plecnik, the architect responsible for creating the Ljubljana we see today. There’s a good chance that visitors to the city will cross the bridge back and forth a few times during any trip and you can always spot a first time visitor by his or her reaction when first confronted with the landmark.The Triple Bridge is in the very heart of Ljubljana, spanning the impossibly green Ljubljanica River and linking Presernov trg with the old town. Since this part of the centre was pedestrianised a couple of years ago it’s become an even nicer spot and it’s now much easier to appreci...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 18, 2012

Triple Bridge/Tromostovje
River Ljubljanica From Presernov Trg To The Old Town
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dragon Bridge/Zmajski Most

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Attraction | "Ljubljana's Bridge of Dragons"

Dragon Bridge/Zmajski Most Photo, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Quote:
All visitors to Ljubljana see the famous Tromostovje, or Triple Bridge, but not so many get far enough along the river to see the Zmajski most, the Dragon Bridge. It’s not actually very far from the Triple Bridge but perhaps tourists walk along Trubarjeva and think it’s better to turn back as the shops become less interesting. I’d guess that more visitors are likely to find the bridge if they come from the central market because the bridge crosses the Ljubljanica just after the end of the handsome market hall buildings. The bridge was opened in 1901 and it replaced an old wooden bridge called the Butchers’ Bridge (a brand new modern Butchers’ Bridge opened a couple of years ago further dow...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 19, 2012

Dragon Bridge/Zmajski Most
Crosses Ljubljanica River between Kopitar and Ressel Streets
Ljubljana, Slovenia