Central Market

Apart from fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs, Ljubljana's picturesque central open-air market, designed by the famous architect Jože Plecnik, offers almost all kinds of food, including a variety of Slovenian specialities such as prosciutto and the potica cake. Ljubljana's central market is more than just a place to shop: traditionally, it is also a place for the locals to meet and socialise.

Location description

Until the earthquake of 1895, the Vodnikov trg square, now the site of Ljubljana's central Market, had been occupied by a diocesan college. Later, the Municipality of Ljubljana intended to build a new town hall there, but the plan was changed after it had been established that the existing meat market halls, situated at a nearby river embankment, no longer complied with hygiene regulations.

The present market, built by the architect Jože Plecnik between 1940 and 1944, was conceived as a two-storey range of riverside market halls following the curve of the river. On the side overlooking the river, the market halls were furnished with large semi-circular windows, and on the side overlooking the street adorned with a colonnade. The whole complex, reflecting Renaissance influences, was covered with a roof of massive concrete tiles. Plecnik planned to fill the gap in the range of market halls with a monumental covered bridge to connect the market-side embankment with the Petkovškovo nabrežje embankment, but the bridge, which was supposed to be called the Butchers' Bridge, was never built.

When a little later a decision was taken to connect the market with the Triple Bridge, Plecnik built a flower shop resembling the temples of classical antiquity next to the bridge and connected it with the market by adding another roofed colonnade. The additional colonnade now provides shelter for stalls selling herbs, spices, and art and craft items.

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Copyright: Štefan Grgič
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6530x3265
Uploaded: 04/09/2008
Updated: 08/10/2014


Tags: bar; cafe; landmark; life; people; shop
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