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Butcher's Bridge

Petkovskovo nabrezje, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Ranked #25 of 63 Attractions in Ljubljana
Type: Bridges
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Lisbon, Portugal
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Lovely to take some pics as there are many sculptures and lovelocks. This bridge connects petkovkovo nabrezje to the local market. It´s lovely to walk around!

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Porto Alegre, RS
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Easy to find, in the heart of the city, with some sculptures around, worth the visit. You can bring your locker and apply it there.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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467 reviews 467 reviews
297 attraction reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Is very unusual, is interesting to see the sculptures and want to know the history, but is not a bridge that i liked.The Butchers' Bridge is a footbridge crossing the river Ljubljanica and it connects the Ljubljana Central Market and the Petkovšek Embankment.The bridge was solemnly opened on 10 July 2010.The original idea for a bridge on the site was... More

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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great bridge to take pictures from and of the bridge itself with sculptures and the now famous 'lovelocks'.

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Munich, Germany
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Its a nice bridge, but has nothing so special about it...Ljubljana has many other bridges. But of course you have to pass by, in fact, if you are around the old town it will be impossible not to pass by.

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133 reviews 133 reviews
64 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Bridge is best visited with a guide from the "Free Walking Tour" who will explain the history and use of the bridge. It was helpful to learn about the various bridges surrounding the old town and castle.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
28 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Ok, Ljubljanica is cool to look at, especially during the kayak races, but why each bridge is promoted so much is beyond me. In recent times people have begun putting padlocks on the bridge's chains, as a sophomoric attempt to represent everlasting love, but it is just an idea stolen from elsewhere. Ljubljana's center is wonderful, but to promote each... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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185 attraction reviews
377 helpful votes 377 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This was the bridge i was looking forward to seeing the most because of the padlock theme.As we approached for a photo we saw a lot of red tape running across the bridge which spoilt some photographs.The canal rides are caught from here too as we were pestered on numerous occasions.A bit of an anti climax really.

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Beijing, China
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250 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

It's another bridge. Meh. Lit up at night unlike the others here, but more famed for becoming the place of "love locks" like Paris - don't do this. The weight of locks on the bridge plus impact of throwing a key into the water is somewhat untenable long term.

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Huntington Beach, California
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30 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Butcher's Bridge is one of several bridges that cross the Ljubljanica river in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. There are some interesting sculptures on the bridge, but the main attraction is the padlocks that appear on the steel chains of the bridge, symbolizing eternal love for the couples who put them there.

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