Central Market
Central Market
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7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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  • Anna T
    San Jose, California27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Central Market - avoid food trucks
    Locals shop here for fruits and vegetables. I think we were the only tourists walking about. . We visited on a Thursday around 11am and the square was perhaps 1/3 full of vendors. Fresh summer fruits were for sale. We didn’t buy anything, just walked around to soak in the ambiance We ate lunch at a truck stop nearby. Caution: everything was overly salted, so don’t recommend. We also purused the craft stalls nearby - cute handcrafts and very inexpensive.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 August 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,097 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    More of a locals market
    Didn’t really enjoy the markets very much looks cheap they way it’s set up, most of stalls are really targeted towards the locals with fruit and veggie and clothes etc. Some smaller stalls with boutique items that may interest some tourists but really it for the locals. Located at markets are a few good food trucks and did have an enjoyable meal there so maybe consider having lunch at markets and then see the dragon bridge.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 August 2023
  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, Oregon2,312 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bustling on a Saturday morning
    This is a marketplace which runs along the Ljublanica River. It has interesting architectural features viewable from across or on the river, with pillars and archways. We didn't explore the entire market, which also has a lower arcade, but we walked through it at street level from the Triple Bridge to the Dragon Bridge. It was a Saturday morning, and the market was busy and bustling, with from what we could tell both locals and tourists, so it was fun to people watch. (Including the one guy who was walking around with his pet emu.) We didn't purchase anything, but there are food stalls as well as souvenirs for sale.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 September 2023
  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia5,769 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very quiet when we visited.
    The market was very quiet when visited. It wasn't very full of vendors as it was still winter. There were a few clothing stalls and mostly fruit and veg vendors. The produce was lovely and fresh and the raspberries were bought to eat were amazingly tasty. I would like to see it full and bustling in the peak period with lots of vendors and more visitors. It was a nice little market.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 September 2023
  • emrystravel
    Amiens, France192 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Market on Saturday, smaller other days
    We didn't mean to go to market but just wandered in on Saturday morning. A whole row of organic food stalls! Enough fruit and veg to feed a city! Tons of clothes! The smell of the fresh fruit is extraordinary, the whole market square is bathed in it. Lots to see, browse or buy. Tired feet? Lots of cafes around the square. Short of clothes? Great bargains to be had, I bought a vey nice casual shirt. We passed through on a tuesday afternoon too, far fewer stalls but still useful if you wanted to buy.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 May 2024
  • Albywon
    Sydney, Australia13,641 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Expensive market
    We visited on a Tuesday morning in early June. Many stalls were empty, with the clothing section containing more vendors. I felt the prices were very expensive,or both fruit and clothing. with punnets of Cherries starting at 5€.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 June 2024
  • MadamJosephine
    Melbourne, Australia1,324 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do if you are self catering
    We stayed in Ljub for a week self catering so this was one of the first places we visited. The excellent fruit and vegetable outdoor area had produce way better than the supermarkets in the old town. Prices didn't seem to be cheap but the strawberries we bought were the best, even better than French ones. We got chicken from the inside market which looks a bit tired and there's not a lot of choice of vendors. Whilst we had trouble finding the fish market which is downstairs under the Collonades riverside, we found a very friendly fishmonger and his fish was excellent. Always worth a wander, there are heaps of places to get a bite to eat or have a drink in the sunshine.
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 July 2024
  • soinic
    2,621 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Local, picturesque market.
    We didn't buy anything, but enjoyed going for a walk and taking some pictures. Plenty of fruit, vegetables ... stalls, but also clothes, some "souvenirs" ... Also indoor market for meat, fish, cheese, bread ... Under the arcades many options to sit down and order food. During Euro24, public viewing closeby.
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 July 2024
  • MomofAPN
    Matawan, New Jersey145 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place to visit
    Interesting market with a little bit of everything. We bought some fruits to take home and also ended up having lunch here. There is a little area with food trucks and a seating area. We all tried different foods and all was good.
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 July 2024
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Anna T
San Jose, CA27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Locals shop here for fruits and vegetables. I think we were the only tourists walking about. . We visited on a Thursday around 11am and the square was perhaps 1/3 full of vendors. Fresh summer fruits were for sale. We didn’t buy anything, just walked around to soak in the ambiance We ate lunch at a truck stop nearby. Caution: everything was overly salted, so don’t recommend. We also purused the craft stalls nearby - cute handcrafts and very inexpensive.
Written 4 August 2023
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TravelerTP
Northern Virginia, VA933 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We were in Ljubljana in October, and wandered into the market in the late afternoon so some people were already packing up, and it looked like it was smaller than other days anyway. However, it was wonderful. There were the very touristy souvenirs, but there were also unique souvenirs that are local and cultural (candies, cookies, bee hive panels, wood carvings). The people were so friendly and we really loved the market. Keep in mind that some vendors will not take credit cards, but we used the ATM nearby without any problems or high fees.
Written 29 January 2020
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Xamot Tomax
Fort Wayne, IN7,089 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The Central Market was fun to walk through. The vendors were friendly while selling their fruits and vegetables. We made a few purchases to enjoy later on. Seeing other locals making purchases or haggling, gave you a small sense of daily local life. This market is located near the river and the Dragon Bridge. I don’t think this would be a Top 10 Must See while in Ljubljana, but we enjoyed spending 15-20 minutes strolling through the market.
Written 29 February 2020
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia5,769 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
The market was very quiet when visited. It wasn't very full of vendors as it was still winter.
There were a few clothing stalls and mostly fruit and veg vendors.
The produce was lovely and fresh and the raspberries were bought to eat were amazingly tasty.
I would like to see it full and bustling in the peak period with lots of vendors and more visitors.
It was a nice little market.
Written 30 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MadamJosephine
Melbourne, Australia1,324 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
We stayed in Ljub for a week self catering so this was one of the first places we visited. The excellent fruit and vegetable outdoor area had produce way better than the supermarkets in the old town. Prices didn't seem to be cheap but the strawberries we bought were the best, even better than French ones. We got chicken from the inside market which looks a bit tired and there's not a lot of choice of vendors. Whilst we had trouble finding the fish market which is downstairs under the Collonades riverside, we found a very friendly fishmonger and his fish was excellent. Always worth a wander, there are heaps of places to get a bite to eat or have a drink in the sunshine.
Written 4 July 2024
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia2,097 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Didn’t really enjoy the markets very much looks cheap they way it’s set up, most of stalls are really targeted towards the locals with fruit and veggie and clothes etc.

Some smaller stalls with boutique items that may interest some tourists but really it for the locals.

Located at markets are a few good food trucks and did have an enjoyable meal there so maybe consider having lunch at markets and then see the dragon bridge.
Written 24 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Albywon
Sydney, Australia13,641 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We visited on a Tuesday morning in early June. Many stalls were empty, with the clothing section containing more vendors.
I felt the prices were very expensive,or both fruit and clothing. with punnets of Cherries starting at 5€.
Written 4 June 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,312 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This is a marketplace which runs along the Ljublanica River. It has interesting architectural features viewable from across or on the river, with pillars and archways. We didn't explore the entire market, which also has a lower arcade, but we walked through it at street level from the Triple Bridge to the Dragon Bridge. It was a Saturday morning, and the market was busy and bustling, with from what we could tell both locals and tourists, so it was fun to people watch. (Including the one guy who was walking around with his pet emu.) We didn't purchase anything, but there are food stalls as well as souvenirs for sale.
Written 28 September 2023
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,731 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
It seems like there's always something set up at the Central Market, but depending on when you go, that "something" could be interesting or it could be lackluster. I get that due to Covid, things are different than usual, but the Christmas market setup was really lackluster (there were a few stands selling hats and mittens, one or two selling hot drinks, and a few others).

In the summer, though, there was a food festival going on (or at least just a lot of food stalls set up), and that was nice--and quite crowded/busy.

So, I guess it depends on when you go, and what the Covid situation is like...

Nice location, in any case, right by the river and at the base of the castle.
Written 2 January 2022
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Boonstra
Leesburg, VA288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We visited on a Monday morning and it was bustling! We bought everything we needed for a green salad and found the prices to be pretty good. The vendors were all friendly and eager to help. I bought a blouse and they had little sheds where you could try the clothing on.
Written 29 June 2022
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