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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  • But the history is interesting and the whole area is very walkable and clean.Not much graffiti, which is nice. 
    But the history is interesting and the whole area is very walkable and clean.Not much graffiti, which is nice.  more »
  • 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
    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 »
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  • The Shoemaker's bridge, Plecnik design
  • Great stroll along the river full of greenery and historical and elegant buildings Excellent pictures Spot

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