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. Put Shoemaker's Bridge (Cevljarski Most) and other Ljubljana attractions into our Ljubljana vacation generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The bridge has seen a bit of history over the years, being utilised initially by butchers, then shoemakers and also being a place where public punishments were carried out in the old days. Today its j...  more »
  • This was one of the first stone bridges built across the river and housed booths of butchers. But later due to the stench they were relocated and shoemakers occupied it and hence the name. The bridge ...  more »
  • This is one of many bridges in town and you will surely cross this bridge in your walk around town. There are a number of stories about this bridge and how people were punished here. I looked around a...  more »

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