Ljubljana is one of those gems of Eastern Europe that doesn’t get enough mention. The beautiful architecture, historic buildings, relaxing waterfront cafes and friendly locals make this an ideal destination.
One of Ljubljana’s Pedestrian streets.
One of the first things I fell in love with in Ljubljana were the pedestrian streets. These old world streets are strictly for walking and biking. They are found in the historic city center and take you past outdoor cafes and restaurants with tables overlooking the Ljubljana River. You can continue past the bustling outdoor market filled with delicious fresh produce and the charming Cobbler’s Bridge.
The Cobblers Bridge
I knew I wanted to see the Cobblers Bridge, though I had no idea what to expect. My travel companion got a good laugh over my surprise at the strings of shoes hanging at one end of the bridge. I was expecting a statue of a cobbler making shoes, like something I’d see in Budapest. The long strands of old shoes were far more charming and I took numerous photos.
A café along the Ljubljana River
One of my walks through the historic Lubljana pedestrian streets.
Another view along the Ljubljana River.
I spent three days in Ljubljana and I barely scratched the surface. I suggest spending a few extra days in Ljubljana to explore the museums and sight see more extensively, I loved this old world Slovenian city. For more insight into my trip to Ljubljana and Slovenia, read Driving in Europe; A Road Trip to Slovenia.