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Vodnik Square (Vodnikov trg)

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Address: Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Bustling market square!

This is the town square which is now used as the Central Market. It is situated between Dragon Bridge across Pogacar Square to the Triple Bridge. It is named after Valentin... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the town square which is now used as the Central Market. It is situated between Dragon Bridge across Pogacar Square to the Triple Bridge. It is named after Valentin Vodnik ( 1758-1819) who was both a priest, a poet and a journalist who was the first real poet in the Slovene language and strove to promote the Slovene... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the Farmer market at Vodnik Square - they have everything starting wild organic honey and finishing fresh cheeses and cured meats. My favorite thing to buy is preserved mushrooms - I can't get it anywhere else, definitely not in the U.S. Everything is extremely affordable.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As this is the market for locals, it's open 365 days a year. Fresh fruit and vegetables. Prices are good and people are helpful.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to visit Ljubljana during the Slovenian carnival and, whilst checking the parade, we went to check the fresh market I had read about on the internet. The market is located after the triple bridge on the left, and the stalls sell a wide selections of products, from local fruits and veggies, to local spirits and clothes.... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

a visual treat when we were there (in late August) at the height of the market for fresh produce. An amazing variety of locally harvested stone fruits and mushrooms

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Vodnik Square is Ljubljana's open air market between St. Nicholas' Cathedral and the Dragon Bridge. The square is named for a man of letters who wrote poetry in his native Slovenian. He published a native language newspaper, and was influential in introducing Slovenian into the school systems. The square is large and is filled with fruits, vegetables, flowers, preserves, herbs,... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Vodnik square got his name of Slovene poet Valentin Vodnik, who wrote also the first slovene cookery book. His monument is there as well. Across the street is very good restaurant Vodnikov hram. Vodnik square is Ljubljana's central out door market from Monday to Saturday.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

What to say about it: it's a small square, the beginning of the Old city from eastern side. There is big market place, there is the way to go to the castle or you can go by foot in the Old city. Very close of the Vodnik square is famous Dragon bridge (Zmajski most)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Nothing particularly special to see here, but you will probably pass through here at some stage on the way to the old town or when visiting the cathedral. Not really worth going out of your way to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We were very impressed with the beauty and overall experience. Great food, and a great selection of anything you may need.

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