Central Market

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. The Central Market offer is supplemented by catering establishments and street food kiosks.

Open Kitchen (Odprta kuhna)

Every Friday from mid-March until the end of October, the Pogačar Square hosts a unique food market where chefs of Slovenian restaurants prepare various dishes from all over the world. In the case of bad weather, the Open Kitchen cancelled.

Outdoor market

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.

On Wednesdays, Ecological Market takes place at the Pogačar Square. In addition to the Open Kitchen organised on Fridays, this is also the place of other thematic and culinary events, for example From Countryside to City (Podeželje v mestu), Idea Italia – Italian food market, Pivo & Burger Fest etc.

Indoor market

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. Shops offering Slovenian products and catering establishments are located in the upper storey. In the lower storey there is a fish market with a small fish restaurant and DobraVaga Art Gallery.

In the indoor market building, on the ground floor of the Seminary Palace, one can buy cured meat products, fresh meat, home-made bread baked in a wood oven, home-made biscuits and pastries, various kinds of local cheeses, dried fruit and nuts, local olive and pumpkin seed oil, etc.

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.


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  • Idea Italia

    Idea Italia

    Food market

    Idea Italia food market offers a rich choice of fresh delicacies, coming straight from Italy. It's accompanied by the street kitchen, offering some typical Italian dishes.


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