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Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most), Ljubljana

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Bridge Tourist Spot
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. Use our Ljubljana itinerary planner to add Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most) and other attractions to your Ljubljana vacation plans.
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  • Dragon bridge is simbol of Ljubljana and you must see andc akecphoto with dragons :)They are not so big but very nice  more »
  • This is a spectacular bridge - or rather a bridge with spectacular dragons - even if you're not into mythical creatures. Beautifully done, and great art.  more »
  • See my full review at jcmarxblog.com - here is an exert: The whole town is full of places like this. And there 15 or so bridges crossing the river in the area, and almost all of them have ornate statu...  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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