Ljubljana, Slovenia is Home to Epic Bridges with Amazing Backstories

Check out the bridges of Ljubljana
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A stroll down the bank of the Ljubljanica River is the quintessential Ljubljana experience, and you won’t be able to help but notice the many bridges spanning it. The Slovenian capital is home to many interesting bridges with pretty epic backstories that chronicle the history of this city.

Dragon Bridge

One of Ljubljana’s most recognizable landmarks, this Art Nouveau bridge was built at the turn of the 20th century. It’s not a coincidence that dragon statues were picked to adorn it, because the history of this city is plagued with legends about these mythical creatures.

Butchers’ Bridge                   

Butchers’ Bridge is located just across the street from the Ljubljana Central Market. Despite its simple exterior, it’s one of the city’s most visited bridges because it’s the best place for traveling couples to leave their “love padlocks”.

Triple Bridge

Like many of the bridges on this list, this one was designed by the famed Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik. It consists of three bridges that connect the modern part of the city with the historical area on the other side.

Cobblers’ Bridge

Another trace of Jože Plečnik’s architectural style, this bridge once occupied by shoemakers and that’s how it became known by its current name.