Butcher's Bridge, Ljubljana

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Butcher's Bridge is a sort of an open-air gallery featuring sculptures and miniatures by contemporary Slovenian artist Jakov Brdar. While another famous Slovenian artist, Joze Plecnik, conceived the bridge in 1930s, the modern bridge, with a stairway at its left entry and glass walkways at the sides, is much simpler than the original plan. Walk among figures like Adam and Eve, Satyr and Prometheus, and take in great view of the city. Note the multitude of love locks that have been attached to the railing and even some sculptures. Use our Ljubljana tour planner to add Butcher's Bridge and other attractions to your Ljubljana vacation plans.
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  • This is one of the many bridges downtown. The locked are a unique twist. Apparently lovers put on a lock and throw the key into the water below. The statues nearby are modern and intentionally... 
    This is one of the many bridges downtown. The locked are a unique twist. Apparently lovers put on a lock and throw the key into the water below. The statues nearby are modern and intentionally...  more »
  • I am not complaining but I do wonder what the Plecnik design would have looked like. This bridge is in a priority spot between the colonnade at the market and Petkovsek embankment and in view of both....  more
    I am not complaining but I do wonder what the Plecnik design would have looked like. This bridge is in a priority spot between the colonnade at the market and Petkovsek embankment and in view of both....  more »

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