Cobblers' Bridge dates from the 13th century and is one of the oldest bridges over the Ljubljanica River. In the Middle Ages, shoemakers took over the original wooden structure from the butchers, who had to relocate their shops due to the stench of raw meat. That wooden bridge was reconstructed many times after floods and fires before a sturdier stone bridge was erected in 1931. Six pairs of pillars, originally intended to support a cover, rise above the balustrades. Notice the two candelabras in the middle of the bridge. Watch for street vendors and performance artists who sometimes occupy the bridge. Work out when and for how long to visit Cobblers' Bridge and other Ljubljana attractions using our handy Ljubljana trip planner.
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Cobblers' Bridge reviews
Another nice bridge in the center of Ljubljana's old town. A beautiful bridge with a rich history. At night, the bridge is even more beautiful. If you are traveling in the old town of Ljubljana, stop.... more »
The triple bridges get all the attention, but there are other nice bridges that cross the river to the old town. This is one of them. It’s such a short 50-100 steps across the river, so you have to... more »
One of my favourite views of the old town is right from this bridge. Often there are also some street musicians here adding to the pleasant atmosphere. A pleasant and not to crowded place to chill and chat with a friend.
Slightly less crowded bridge with vehicle and pedestrian access, offers you a good view of the river.
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