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Ljubljana's Central Market is more than just a place to shop. Traditionally, it has also been a place for the locals to meet and enjoy themselves together.

The Central Market consists of an open-air market, located in the Vodnikov trg and Pogačarnev trg squares, a covered market situated in between the two squares, and a series of small food shops along the river Ljubljanica, which are referred to as 'Plečnik's Covered Market' as they are located in a colonnade designed by Ljubljana's famous architect Jože Plečnik.

Apart from fresh Slovenian fruits and vegetables grown by local farmers, the market also offers a choice of tropical fruits, dry-cured meat products, balcony flowers, and plug plants.

At the covered market, you can get dry-cured meat products, fresh meat, homemade bread baked in the wood-fired oven, homemade biscuits and other sweet baked goods, various kinds of homemade cheese, dried fruits and nuts, homemade olive and pumpkin seed oil and much more.

The so called 'Plečnik's Covered Market', built to designs by the architect Jože Plečnik between 1940 and 1944, is conceived as a two-storey range of riverside market halls following the curve of the river. The small shops located there offer fresh meat (including horse and game meat), dry-cured meat products, fresh fish, bread and bakery products, dairy products such as cheese and cottage cheese, dried fruits and nuts, and herbs, among others.

Each Wednesday, the Pogačarjev trg square hosts an organic market where you can get organic food produced by Slovenian farms. Occasionally, the market features themed events presenting culinary offerings, farm produce, and organic foods offered by farmers and food producers' associations from different Slovenian regions.

Opening hours

Open-air section:
Weekdays 6:00-18:00, Saturday 6:00-16:00 during summer, 6:00-16:00 in winter. Sundays and holidays closed

Covered section in the Pogačarjev trg square:
Weekdays 7:00-16:00, Saturday 7:00-14:00.

Covered section under Plečnik's Colonnade:
Weekdays 7:00-16:00, Saturday 7:00-14:00.

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  • Open Kitchen - food market

    Open Kitchen - food market

    The Open Kitchen is a food market where you can experience the delights of freshly cooked food prepared by different Slovenian chefs right there in front of you, on the market stalls.

    Culinary events, Open-air fairs
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    Podeželje v mestu (Countryside in the city)

    Join the culinary event Podeželje v mestu (Countryside in the city) and taste the best that Slovenian farms and rural country has to offer. Saturday stroll among the food stands at the Ljubljana’s Central market will be the opportunity to see, taste and buy many delights from Slovenian farms. The...

    Open-air fairs, Culinary events
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  • Čokoljana – chocolate fair

    Čokoljana – chocolate fair

    Čokoljana, a one-day chocolate fair set to take place at Ljubljana's Central Market, will be offering products from large and renowned chocolate producers as well as those from boutique chocolate manufacturers and cake shops.

    Open-air fairs, Culinary events
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