Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most), Ljubljana

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Walk across the Art Nouveau Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most) and admire the four large dragons protecting its corners, symbols from the city's coat-of-arms. Built at the very beginning of the 20th century, it was the city's first reinforced concrete bridge and Slovenia's first bridge paved with asphalt. Floral motifs decorate its arch and railings, while smaller griffins embellish the plinths of its eight bronze candelabras. Notice the dashes of red paint at the dragons' mouths and claws, recent additions by an anonymous enthusiast. Before you head to Ljubljana, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Ljubljana vacation site , to make sure you see all that Ljubljana has to offer, including Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most).
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  • one at each vertex of the bridge. Not impressive, but much photographed, therefore harmless. I will look into their history for a future visit, since they told me I was not convinced and does not deserve to be reported.
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  • If you go by car to the city centre from the airport Ljubljana, just pass the bridge. The bridge is located on each corner of your horses for the statue.
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  • Small bridge with Impressive Dragons ! We were lucky to walk by there everyday since our flat was very close to this bridge!  more »
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  • It is believed that when an immaculate woman passes here, dragons come alive and begin to beat their tails flapping wings. But, despite the fact that the bridge is already more than a hundred years old, and here a great number of woman have passed, dragons did not come to life. :-)
  • It's like a ordinary bridge with small statues of dragon on both sides.. they say it was built in or dragons were installed in 1901. It's not that iconic as their tourism promote it. The city itself is natural and beautiful..
  • Most popular bridge in Ljubljana. it has the dragon on it which is famous for Ljubljana and is also on the Ljubljana flag. First concrete bridge built in Europe.
  • It's a quick visit that you can pass during a walking tour thru Ljubljana. Worth a quick stop to snap photos of the dragons
  • Very well kept area ... just watch out for pick pockets as they mingle amongst you looking like a tourist and then they rob you... mostly young girls.

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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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