Cobblers' Bridge, Ljubljana

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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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  • This bridge got its name because it is where the cobblers had there booths. One of the oldest bridges in the town. 
    This bridge got its name because it is where the cobblers had there booths. One of the oldest bridges in the town.  more »
  • A concrete bridge designed by Jose Plecnik with all his usual accoutrements of columns and lamps and built of reinforced and cast concrete. It is a quick crossing from the new area of Ljubljana and... 
    A concrete bridge designed by Jose Plecnik with all his usual accoutrements of columns and lamps and built of reinforced and cast concrete. It is a quick crossing from the new area of Ljubljana and...  more »
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  • The river Ljubljanica is really nice, it separates the city but both sides are amazing and plenty of bridges on the river. Tourist ships go on the river, you can buy a ticket. The view is amazing. There are cozy restaurants on both sides, prices are medium, not expensive. You can see the castle in the distance.
  • Beautiful bridge to walk by or to seat beneath. The restoration of the center is astonishing, it's everything compared to what it was at the end of the last century, this bridge is one of it's great examples.

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