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Butcher's Bridge, Ljubljana

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Butcher's Bridge is a sort of an open-air gallery featuring sculptures and miniatures by contemporary Slovenian artist Jakov Brdar. While another famous Slovenian artist, Joze Plecnik, conceived the bridge in 1930s, the modern bridge, with a stairway at its left entry and glass walkways at the sides, is much simpler than the original plan. Walk among figures like Adam and Eve, Satyr and Prometheus, and take in great view of the city. Note the multitude of love locks that have been attached to the railing and even some sculptures. Plan to visit Butcher's Bridge and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Ljubljana attractions using our Ljubljana trip itinerary builder.
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  • Not really a fan of padlocks on bridges and such. They do get cut off eventually toward winter as to not cause damage. Nice view of canal below along both sides.  more »
  • butchers' bridge (mesarski most) may not be the most romantic place in ljubljana, but it's certainly popular among slovenian lovers  more »
  • Again another bridge with history and an interesting tale behind it. Padlocks are there along with other "artwork". It links the central market to the embankment where there are lots of restaurants/ba...  more »

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One of Europe's smaller capitals, Ljubljana offers fairly limited sleeping options, with most of its three- and four-star hotel rooms concentrated in and around the expensive city center. Travelers on a limited budget can explore the city's hostels, which offer small rooms with access to shared restrooms and common dining areas. If you need more privacy and space, rent an apartment on the outskirts of town, or check into one of the family-run guesthouses near the city's international airport.
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