Uniting Ljubljana’s historic and colorful Baroque center with Jurčič Square, the 13th-century Shoemaker’s Bridge (Cevljarski Most) is an integral part of Ljubljana, past and present. Once a point at which to collect tolls on foodstuffs, spices, and textiles, today, the oldest bridge in the city is a gathering point for street artists and stallholders in summer and a popular stop on many city walking tours. Redesigned by Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik in 1931, the stone bridge is adorned with six pairs of pillars and crosses over the Ljubljanica River, connecting to the imposing Three Bridges (Tromostovje) by walkway along the Ljubljanica.
Explore the city's most famous bridges and architecture on a guided day tour of Ljubljana and the Alpine town of Lake Bled, with included round-trip transportation departing from most nearby cities.
Located on Sustarski Most, Shoemaker's Bridge is best accessed on foot. There is no admission fee, and it is open to the public at all times. The closest bus stops are Drama on the west side and Gornji Trg on the east side, each located less than a quarter-of-a-mile (400 m) from the bridge.
Did you know? Though the bridge was redesigned in stone in 1931, it was originally built of wood and populated with booths from the city's many butchers. The smells from the meat market were so powerful, that the butchers were relocated downriver and the shoemakers took over, giving the bridge its nickname.