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Ljubljana Walking Tour with Ljubljana Castle Funicular Ride
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Ljubljana Market: elegant riverside 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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GillianMcLaughlin
Jun 05, 2004

Ljubljana market: why bother with a supermarket?

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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GillianMcLaughlin
Apr 04, 2011

Ljubljana market: weigh-in

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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GillianMcLaughlin
Apr 04, 2011

This little pig goes to Market!

I always have a thing for markets. Markets = Food. Ummm.....

The Market is sandwiched between the Triple & Dragon bridges, running along Adamic-Lundrovo Nabrezje, right by the river. And here, surprise, surprise, you'll get to see another of Plecnik's creation - the Market Colonnade, an elongated gently curving white-coloured pavilion harbouring a lovely collection of eateries at road level and a fish market below.

Adjacent to the Colonnade, 2 squares, Pogarcarjev Trg & Vodnikov Trg jointly provide the location for a most wonderful and colourful stroll through the daily chapters of Ljubljana life. Meander among the stalls selling crispy vegetables and buxomy fruits. Sniff the fragrance allure of the air as you near stalls selling jubilant flowers and sultry mushrooms. Partake a glance at mischievous boxes of berries, all blushing with joy and if you are really naughty, crush some local herbs in your hands and realise the scent of living.

Obscuring the sun from Pogarcarjev Trg, the baroque St.Nicholas Cathedral (Daily, 6am-12nn & 3-6pm) dominates you into nothingness. Completed in 1706, I never got to see the interior as busloads of tourists kept mysteriously appearing every time to clutter the entry way whenever I tried to enter. When the last bus deposited an army of overly-excited Japanese "obasans", I decided destiny spoke and bade a hasty retreat. I must state though, even the exterior of the Cathedral was impressive. The delicately carved relief on the bronze doors was simply stunning!

Turn behind into narrow Levstikov Street & I found myself mesmerised by the simple charm of a simple city: A cobblerstone street of shops, cafes and restaurants, almost like a street out of a Charles Dickens novel, albeit in a much more modern setting. Here lies the Old Town of Ljubljana. My young chap was telling me things though I must confess I wasn't totally concentrating. We were walking by lovely sights: Mestni Trg, the Town Hall and eventually reaching Cobblers Bridge.

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Nov 06, 2006
 
 
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The market

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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xaver
Jul 15, 2004

A VISIT TO THE MARKET IN LJUBLJANA

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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songlines
Mar 30, 2007

Central Market

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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Umea6
May 05, 2005

Central Market

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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Jan 26, 2006

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Saturday market

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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leics
Aug 20, 2007

Open Air Market

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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Jmill42
Mar 30, 2004

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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Zo72
Jun 12, 2003

Central Market and Plecnik Colonnade

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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Willettsworld
Aug 09, 2006

Things To Do in Ljubljana

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Gornji Trg

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Stari Trg - Stari Square

Stari Trg (old square) is Ljubljana's oldest medieval square, actually more of a street than a square. On the section of Stari Trg between the Cobbler's Bridge and Levistikov Square are some...
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Prešeren Square - Preseren Trg

No one visits Ljubljana without seeing this square - the real centre of tourism in the city. So important that, instead of maps, they put in the square a miniature of the historic area. It's always...
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Old Town - Stari Grad

Linked to Kongressini Trg by a wooden footbridge plenty of flowers, the fish square has the oldest house in Ljubljana. A small but nice fountain with statue was hidden by the esplanades of two...
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Vodnik Square - Vodnikov Trg

Vodnik Square was built after the diocesan college and library situated in an old monastery were pulled down following the devastating earthquake of 1895. The space gained was used for the purposes of...
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Pletna - Boat Trips

Plaetnas , or colourful boats, are found at the entrance to the visitors area of Lake Bled. They take you to the Church at the center of the Lake . The boatman waits for you for an hour and then...
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