Central market, Ljubljana

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    Plecnikove arkade with colonades.

    by hundwalder Updated May 30, 2005

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    Plecnikove colonaded marketplace

    As the name implies this fascinating colonaded marketplace ( or enclosed mall ) was designed by the great Slovene architect Joze Plecnik, and built near the outbreak of WWII. Plecnik also converted a single stone bridge at the upstrream end of this arcade into his great bridge masterpiece, Tromostoje ( the triple bridge ) about 10 years earlier. His outstanding work can be seen throughout the dragon city. The arcade forms the entire inner bank of Ljubljanica from Zmajski most ( dragon or Emporer Franz Josef bridge - I wonder what the connection between the emporer and the four giant lizards was ) and Tromostoje. The photo shows only a fraction of the very long and beautiful arcade.

    In the background of the photo is the dome and the twin towers of the classic baroque era cathedral of sv. Nikolaja ( the beautiful cathedral with the ugly front door that I showed in an earlier tip ). Other fascinating baroque and rococo buildings are shown gracing the river's edge.

    This photo was taken early on a mid May evening. The rising full moon was dominated by the bright falling sun, but was soon to take revenge upon its celestial neighbor.

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    Ljubljana Market: elegant riverside arcades

    by GillianMcLaughlin Written Jun 5, 2004

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    Jo��e Ple��nik's market arcades

    Cheeses, breads, herbs and souvenirs are sold from within, under and between the incredible arcades that bend and weave elegantly with the curve of the Ljubljanica River. This was one of the larger urban renewal projects of Ljubljana architect, Jože Pleènik (1872-1957), and was built between 1939 and 1940 between the Triple Bridge and the Dragon Bridge.

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    Ljubljana market: why bother with a supermarket?

    by GillianMcLaughlin Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Heading home after a good day's sales

    No visit to Ljubljana would be complete without a mooch in the market. Situated on the Ljubljanica river, the market is housed in part under the arcades that follow the contours of the river, in part the attractive open-air square, and in part a series of cool underground areas.

    This market has it all: flowers, plants, cheeses, breads, herbs, fruit and vegetables, fish and meat, places to refresh oneself after so much shopping.

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    Ljubljana market: weigh-in

    by GillianMcLaughlin Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Public scales in the market

    At the edge of the market square, look out for this charming installation, put there to protect the consumer from less than honest traders. It is a public scale, enabling you to check that you have not been swindled by he who has sold you less than your kilo of apples.

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    Market Colonnades

    by HORSCHECK Written Sep 18, 2004

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    Market Colonnades

    Another example of Joze Plecnik's architecture are the Market Colonnades that were built between 1939 and 1940. Nowadays the monumental colonnades house cafes and stalls with local crafts and touist souvenirs.

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    The market

    by xaver Written Jul 15, 2004

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    The market is very close to the central walking area of Ljubljana and the best thing you can do there is to buy some fruit or vegetables(tomatos for example) they mostly come to Macedonia and their taste is excellent, I do not know how long this will be possible yet, as now that Slovenia joined EU, they'll probably have to import fruit and vegetables from other EU countries.

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    A VISIT TO THE MARKET IN LJUBLJANA

    by songlines Updated Mar 30, 2007

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    Local produce at the Market
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    This market was colourful and had a variety of local foods for sale. The fruits and vegetables were plentiful and very fresh. There were stalls with local produce such as honey and a dark green oil made from Pumpkin seeds, it is called Buchno Oil and tastes nice, for use in salads etc... we were told that you are supposed to dilute this oil with a plain oil as it is very strong, but we liked it straight from the bottle.
    Not only were there stalls that sold local honey but they also sold by-products such as beeswax candles in all shapes and forms, Propolis tincture and Pollen.
    I loved the stalls which sold wicker baskets and products, as seen on the photo.
    Strolling along the market is a wonderful opportunity to take part in "People watching" and this was a good introduction to the city of Ljubljana.

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    Central Market

    by Umea6 Updated May 5, 2005

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    Fresh produce

    Try to come to the Central (produce) market in Ljubljana on a Saturday morning. It is my favorite thing to do on that day. You can get fresh fruit,
    vegetables, flowers, clothes,...
    Expirience the way of life by mingeling with the people.

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    Saturday market

    by leics Written Aug 20, 2007

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    Sunflowers.........

    Lovely to wander round, especially for someone from the UK who is continually amazed by (and envious of) the quality and variety of fruits and vegetables available in other European countries. Stalls are occupied by market traders and by ordinary people selling what they grow in their gardens; huge range of all types of food. There are more permanent stalls/shops under the market arcade too, and in the basement of the building between the two market squares.

    Well worth visiting, and an excellent place to stock up on food for self-catering or a picnic; it's the sort of place which makes you feel hungry even if you've just eaten. There are stalls with clothes/bags/shoes/baskets etc too.

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    Central Market

    by barryg23 Written Jan 26, 2006

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    Plecnik Colonnade
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    Crossing the Triple Bridge from Presernov Square brings you to the Old Town, and one of the first things you'll see is the Central Market. Most of this open air market lies in Pogarcarjev Square, where locals sell a range of produce.

    The nicest part of the market is under the Plecnik Colonnade, overlooking the river. This colonnade was designed by Jose Plecnik, the architect responsible for many of Ljubljana's best known buildings and monuments.

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    Open Air Market

    by Jmill42 Written Mar 30, 2004

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    Best Memory, not best picture!

    Directly across the Triple Bridge to the left, is the open air market. I was here during the Christmas festival, and this place was SO full of energy. Selling everything from fresh fruit to blankets and baskets to souvenirs, this is the place to shop. Everyone is so damn friendly here, you laugh! I did a few times, buying small amounts of fruit; one of the many draws of this city.

    Anyway, the highlight of this market I caught on video and with this picture. A young childrens Christmas carol show!! Really cool...

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    Market

    by Zo72 Written Jun 12, 2003

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    Ljubljana market

    Market is situated in the very city centre and it connects Preseren square and Zmajski most (Dragon bridge). Start on Preseren square. First enter red Franciscan church there. Then cross bridge and walk market, buy fresh fruit there. ;) Enter cathedral. Go to Zmajski most and cross it. Return to Preseren square near Ljubljanica or through parallel Trubarjeva street.

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    Central Market and Plecnik Colonnade

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 9, 2006

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    The Plecnik Colonnade runs down the right bank of the Ljubljanica River between the Triple Bridge and Dragon Bridge. It was designed by architect Jože Plecnik and built during the Second World War. It was originally intended to be a two-storey range of riverside market halls following the curve of the river. The market halls were on the side overlooking the river furnished with large semi-circular windows, while on the side overlooking the street they were adorned with a colonnade. The whole complex, which reflects Renaissance influences, was covered with a roof of massive concrete tiles. The gap in the range of market halls was according to Plecnik's plans supposed to be filled with a monumental covered bridge called the Butchers' Bridge. Today, the Colonnade and Pogacarjev trg are the location of the Central Market which features arts and crafts stalls and fruit and veg stalls.

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    Strolling through the colonnades

    by CIIK Updated Jun 10, 2006

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    The central market is located near Prešernov trg where the Colonnades start, leading towards the market square and the Dragon Bridge.
    There are many different little shops under the Colonnades - you can find bakeries, butchers, cafés, etc which sell all kinds of tasty traditional food at very reasonable prices.
    At the market place, you can buy almost everything from flowers to fruits and vegetables and clothing. The people are nice and friendly.
    The market opens early in the morning and closes around 3pm, every day.

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    Shopping Fun

    by mikey_e Written Jul 12, 2007

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    The edge of the market

    The Central Market is a fun place to try out your Slovene and also to see competition in action. When I was in Ljubljana (early June) cherries were in season and there was quite a lot of competition from the various sellers to off-load their extra ripe, delicious cherries. There is also an indoor section of the market by the river where you can get baked goods, cheeses, meats, etc. and another indoor section by the Cathedral. Come armed with a phrasebook and load up on some fresh fruit!

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