Ljubljana is a picturesque city that attracts many local and foreign visitors. It is the capital and at the same time the largest city in Slovenia, which became an independent state in 1991 and in 2004 a member of the European Union.
It is the administrative, cultural, political, educational, economic and scientific center of Slovenia. Ljubljana lies almost in the center of Slovenia. The town developed at the passage between the Ljubljana Marshes and the Ljubljana Field, where the Ljubljanica River paved its way through the low hills, between the present Roznik and Sisenski Hills in the west and Golovec and Grajski Hills in the east. The town was created as a three-part market. The liveliest and most beautiful markets are around these three town centers. On the right bank of the Ljubljanica River, at the foot of the Castle Hill, they pass to one another, so are difficult to separate. The oldest Old Square is now just a street with houses of the Baroque era. It used to be here by the linden tree fountain and dance parties below. Part of Old Square was also the present Upper Square, through which until the second half of the 20th century there was a lively traffic to the south. The Ribji trg Square is the smallest market in Ljubljana. The picturesque market developed from the former Fish Street after the 1895 earthquake. From the 16th century there was a fish market and a fishing dock. The oldest house in Ljubljana, built in 1528, stands on Ribji trg Square. The building was owned by Volbenko Posch, mayor of Ljubljana and a merchant. This is evidenced by the plaque visible on the front of the house. In this house lived in 1562 Primoz Trubar, who was a canon, vicar, predicate and superintendent in Ljubljana between 1533 and 1565. In the middle of Fish Square stands a small fountain with a statue of a girl pouring water from a jug. It was made in the second half of the 19th century and was moved in 1981 from the garden near Tivoli Castle.
The fountain is made in neoclassical style and represents a motif from ancient Greek mythology. This is evidenced by the three iron reliefs of the water god Poseidon, which are attached to the stone base of the statue and the ancient Greek costume on the statue of the girl.
Ribji trg Square from the Fish Footbridge
Ribji trg Square
Ribji trg Square at the Ljubljanica River
Ribji trg Square - The smallest square in Ljubljana
View to the Ljubljanica River from the Ribji trg Square
Passage between the Ribji trg Square and the Town Square
Wrought iron shutters
Ribji trg Square with TaBar
TaBar - Entrance
Restaurant Zlata ribica
Restaurant and pizzeria Aroma
Ribji trg Square