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Butcher's Bridge

Petkovskovo nabrezje, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Ranked #23 of 63 Attractions in Ljubljana
Type: Bridges
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Bournemouth
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
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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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Chicago,Illinois
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64 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
70 helpful votes 70 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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181 attraction reviews
349 helpful votes 349 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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535 reviews 535 reviews
249 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 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
55 helpful votes 55 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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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Again, another one of the bridges which cross the canal/river. There are statues on it, which are interesting. Also, often there are musicians/buskers.

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Zemun, Serbia
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This is really unique bridge. For some people morbid, but I like it! The bridge was opened in 2010 and it completes plans from 1930. Figures represent Ancient Greek mythology and Biblical stories. From the one side you will see corpses and from the other padlocks of love.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

There are three bridges close together in the city and each has a fascinating tale to tell - the Tourist Information office is close by, so pop in (excellent English spoken) and ask for the history - they are so helpful

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