One of Ljubljana’s most iconic landmarks, the striking Triple Bridge connects the central Preseren Square with the Old Town and castle, running over the Ljubljanica River. The aptly named bridge is not one but three adjoining bridges, with the central 19th-century car bridge flanked by two pedestrian bridges that appear to blend seamlessly into one. Today, all three bridges form part of the city’s pedestrian-only sector and from each side-bridge, stairways lead up to tree lined terraces, offering spectacular views along the riverside.
The inspired creation of celebrated local architect Joze Plecnik, the bridge is one of a series of his works that have become synonymous with the city. Constructed in 1931, it’s largely regarded as Plecnik’s architectural masterpiece, with the elegant stone balustrades and period street-lamps providing a grand frontage to the Old Town. Scattered with flower sellers and picnickers during the day and glittering beneath the city lights by night, the Triple Bridge is undoubtedly one of Ljubljana’s most atmospheric walkways.