Shoemaker's Bridge (Cevljarski Most), Ljubljana

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Shoemaker's Bridge (Cevljarski Most), also known as Cobblers' Bridge, dates from the 13th century and is one of the oldest bridges over the Ljubljanica River. In the Middle Ages, shoemakers took over the original wooden structure from the butchers, who had to relocate their shops due to the stench of raw meat. That wooden bridge was reconstructed many times after floods and fires before a sturdier stone bridge was erected in 1931. Six pairs of pillars, originally intended to support a cover, rise above the balustrades. Notice the two candelabras in the middle of the bridge. Watch for street vendors and performance artists who sometimes occupy the bridge. Work out when and for how long to visit Shoemaker's Bridge (Cevljarski Most) and other Ljubljana attractions using our handy Ljubljana trip planner .
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  • August 17, 2017
    One of many bridges over Ljubljanica river and its Canal, this one being in the south part of the Canal and providing some great photo opportunities.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Are you in Ljubljana you will certainly go past this bridge may not be impressed in their size or appearance but has a long history.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Visited here again whilst in Ljubljana... Find in the evenings there's always a little event taking place! Singers this time and they were very good! Lovely old bridge and quite wide to walk across! G...  more »

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