Vodnikov Trg (Vodnik Square), Ljubljana

Vodnikov Trg (Vodnik Square), Ljubljana

Vodnik Square was named after Valentin Vodnik, an influential Slovene priest, poet, and journalist. In 1889, Slovenian artist Alojzij Gangi created an imposing bronze statue of Vodnik overlooking the square.

The square was home to a monastery with a girls' college. Unfortunately, the 1895 earthquake destroyed the buildings.

Vodnik Square now hosts a busy fruit and vegetable market. Visitors can also find crafts, gifts, and flowers in the market. Butchers and fishmongers sell their goods in the colonnades. In addition, food trucks are usually on hand to offer freshly prepared and ready-to-eat meals and snacks.

Architect Plecnik designed the attractive riverside colonnade that houses the interior parts of the market. The colonnade is known as Ljubljana Central Market or Plečnik's Market. The market is two stories high. Two open-columned loggias provide views of the river.

From the square, visitors can find a path leading to Castle Hill.

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Sight Name: Vodnikov Trg (Vodnik Square)
Sight Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia (See walking tours in Ljubljana)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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