Central Market - meat, chees
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Central Market - meat, chees

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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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A: Ljubljana, open market

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Ljubljana, open market

B: The Cathedral (Church of St. Nicholas)

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Description The church which originally stood at the site of the present Cathedral (Stolnica), which ...

The Cathedral (Church of St. Nicholas)

C: St. Nicholas Cathedral Ljubljana

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Saint Nicholas Cathedral (Slovene: Stolnica svetega Nikolaja), commonly referred to as the Cathedral ...

St. Nicholas Cathedral Ljubljana

D: Central Market - Suha roba

de Štefan Grgič, la distanta de 30 metri

Description Apart from fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs, Ljubljana's picturesque central open-air...

Central Market - Suha roba

E: St Nicolas Church Ljubljana 1

de Aleksandr Starovojtov, la distanta de 40 metri

St Nicolas Church Ljubljana 1

F: Ljubljana, Pogačarjev trg

de Atila Bezdan, la distanta de 40 metri

Ljubljana, Pogačarjev trg

G: St Nicolas Church Ljubljana

de Aleksandr Starovojtov, la distanta de 50 metri

St Nicolas Church Ljubljana

H: The Cathedral (Church of St. Nicholas)

de Štefan Grgič, la distanta de 50 metri

Description The church which originally stood at the site of the present Cathedral (Stolnica), which ...

The Cathedral (Church of St. Nicholas)

I: The Cathedral, Ciril-Metodov trg

de Štefan Grgič, la distanta de 60 metri

Description The church which originally stood at the site of the present Cathedral (Stolnica), which ...

The Cathedral, Ciril-Metodov trg

J: Ljubljana, Ciril-Metodov trg

de Atila Bezdan, la distanta de 70 metri

Ljubljana, Ciril-Metodov trg

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