Comfort for one and stories of the shoemaker craft
The Cobbler’s Room may be one of the smallest rooms in Zlata ladjica, but with the renovated 17th- century ceiling and innovative details it is full of character. The common thematic-thread running through the room is the shoemaker’s craft, hence the bedside table in the shape of a shoemaker’s chair. The view of the narrow Cobbler Street (Čevljarska ulica) promises an authentic experience of the old town and its special atmosphere.
A peek into history …
Craft between the walls of Zlata ladjica
Throughout its history, Zlata ladjica has lived a vibrant life, and as it occupies a vital spot in historic Ljubljana it has been strongly connected with various crafts. Its walls have seen goldsmiths and shoemakers working in their workshops, and they accommodated a leather shop, grocery shops, a wine shop, and even a petrol shop. For a while, the building hosted a lady’s parlour and an opera singer who gave singing and piano lessons there.
But it was the shoemakers’ workshops, which found their place by the river and on the bridge in the 17th century, that left a particularly strong mark on Zlata ladjica and its surroundings. They are still remembered with Cobbler Street and the Cobblers’ or Shoemakers’ Bridge.