Illustrator Map Ljubljana Slovenia

Ljubljana, the capital and largest city of Slovenia, is known for its picturesque setting along the Ljubljanica River. The city’s waterways, bridges, and main streets contribute to its charm and beauty. Here’s a brief description of some of the principal waterways, bridges, and main streets in Ljubljana:


  1. Ljubljanica River:
    • The Ljubljanica River flows through the heart of the city, dividing the historic center into two parts. The riverbanks are lined with cafes, restaurants, and historic buildings.


  1. Triple Bridge (Tromostovje):
    • One of Ljubljana’s most iconic landmarks, the Triple Bridge consists of three parallel bridges that connect the medieval town, the modern city, and the centrally located Preseren Square.
  2. Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most):
    • This Art Nouveau-style bridge is adorned with dragon sculptures, which have become a symbol of Ljubljana. The bridge offers beautiful views of the castle and the city.
  3. Butchers’ Bridge (Mesarski Most):
    • Known for its interesting sculptures, the Butchers’ Bridge connects the Central Market area with the Petkovšek Embankment. It’s a pedestrian bridge with artistic elements.
  4. Cobblers’ Bridge (Cevljarski Most):
    • Another beautiful bridge, Cobblers’ Bridge, features a series of bronze sculptures. It is part of the historical city center and is a popular spot for pedestrians.

Main Streets:

  1. Preseren Square (Presernov Trg):
    • The central square of Ljubljana, named after the Slovenian national poet France Preseren. It features the iconic Preseren Monument and is surrounded by colorful buildings, shops, and cafes.
  2. Stritar Street (Stritarjeva Ulica):
    • A charming street connecting Preseren Square and Town Square. It is lined with shops, galleries, and cafes, offering a lively atmosphere.
  3. Cop Street (Copova Ulica):
    • This street is known for its elegant architecture and is home to several shops and boutiques. It connects Preseren Square with the Central Market.
  4. Mestni Trg (Town Square):
    • A historic square surrounded by important buildings, including the Town Hall and the Robba Fountain. It is a hub of cultural and social activities.
  5. Cankarjevo Nabrezje:
    • This picturesque river embankment runs along the Ljubljanica River, offering scenic views of the castle and the Triple Bridge. It’s a popular place for a leisurely stroll.

Ljubljana’s layout and architecture create a unique blend of history and modernity, making it a delightful city to explore on foot. The combination of bridges, waterways, and charming streets contributes to the city’s enchanting atmosphere.

Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

I have been working with vector cartography for over 25 years, including GPS, GIS, Adobe Illustrator and other professional cartographic software.

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