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Known as the Butcher’s Bridge, Mesarski Most is an architecturally intriguing pedestrian bridge over the Ljubljana River in Slovenia’s capital. Opened in 2010, this modern, stylish bridge is famed for its unique design, symbolic sculptures, and its status as a popular ‘love locks’ destination.

Getting There Mesarski Most is located within easy walking distance of many other tourist attractions in Ljubljana city center. If you’re already in Ljubljana, simply set off on foot, or rent a bicycle from one of the city’s numerous bike-sharing points. Public buses are also an excellent option, with several lines passing close to the bridge.


  1. Bridge Design: The bridge is a brilliant example of modern architecture, with its sleek design, glass walking surface, and beautifully designed steel cables.
  2. Sculptures: Created by the influential Slovenian sculptor Jakov Brdar, several bronze sculptures involving Christian themes are installed on the bridge, enhancing its aesthetic appeal.
  3. ‘Love Locks’: Like many bridges around the world, Mesarski Most has become a place where couples attach padlocks (‘love locks’) to the cable rails as a symbol of their everlasting love.
  4. Ambient Surroundings: Sitting on the Ljubljanica River, the bridge offers a perfect opportunity to soak in the vibe of Ljubljana’s vibrant riverside city life.

Tips & Advice

  1. Time of Visit: To fully appreciate the bridge’s tranquil beauty, visit during the quieter early morning hours. For a livelier atmosphere, an evening visit offers a chance to experience the enjoyable nearby nightlife.
  2. Photography: The bridge, with its unique design and overflowing ‘love locks’, along with the picturesque river setting, offers excellent photography opportunities.

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