In 1895 an earthquake destroyed an old monastery building, housing a college for girls. Once the damaged building had been removed a venue for the Ljubljana Markets was provided. The long market building that we see today, designed by Jože Plečnik was built between 1940 & 1942. The building forms just part of the larger open air markets that take place here Monday - Saturday each week and cover two squares, Vodnik and Pogačar.
Aside from fresh fruits and vegetables grown by local farmers, the market also offers a choice of dry-cured meat products, tropical fruits, balcony flowers, plants, clothing and accessories. At the covered markets it is possible to get dry-cured meat products, fresh meat, homemade bread baked in the wood-fired oven, homemade biscuits, various homemade cheeses, dried fruits and nuts, homemade olive and pumpkin seed oil.