Since medieval times the plague was most unwanted desease because it took so many people lifes and at that times plague couldn't be prevent or healed. Many European towns at times of plague were decimated in population. This monument which stands at the central city square was built in 1751 by the thankfull citizens because plague didn't occured.%s?
On entering Skofja Loka, we stopped at the modern information centre to find accommodation for the night, and to find out where a Laundry was located.
The two Ladies were very nice and very helpful! They told us where a Laundry was in town, and drew it on the map for us to follow. We found the Laundry, but if was far too expensive as washing and drying was per item.
We were told they hardly have any call for Laundries in Slovenia.
They found us accommodation too!
I think they enjoyed speaking English, and they definitely liked learning about Australia.
During its history, Skofja Loka and its environs became an important cultural centre The area is strewn with churches, galleries and museums Painters and writers have come to the Skofja loka region for their inspiration. Well - known family of painters - the Subic (from Poljane) has contributed its work to many churches, their works of art grace numerous facades. Great Slovene impressionist Ivan Grohar was born in Sorica - not so far from Skopfja Loka. I have to mention Ivan Tavcar, a writer,a native of Poljane who worked in his mansion Visoko
In the Skofja Loka areayou can joined the offers of home cullinary products and arts and crafts products. If you are interested how these products are being made - just visit one of those farms vhere diligent hands of housewives and farmers prepare the best thnings..
It is highly recomanded:
visiting workshop for making Drazgose small bread
visiting the newer and the 100 years-old beehouse
visiting gallery of the unique laces and a presentation of bobbin lace making
and more and more.
Ups, this is something completely different, the detail that attracted me the most when strolling around. It is almost impossible to resist the temptation when in front of such an beautiful scenery. On my scale, it is definetely number 9. My picture of the day.
The massive iron door at the ground floor shop of the Žigante House looks almost unbreakable. Besides the protection of the shop, I suppose it had a defending purpose too.
It is turned into the coiffure shop today and the lovely, medieval styled, iron tablet above the door indisates it purpose.
This lovely balcony with iron fence stands on the second storey of the Homan House. As the most of the windows and the balconies inside the old core of the town, it is richly decorated with the flowers.
Škofja Loka is home to one more culturally significant item, kruhek -decorated gingerbread, cast from wooden moolds in various shapes and sizes. Widely made in the 19th century, it was revived as a 20th-century souvenir item; today, every tourist shop in Slovenia seems to have examples.
(Škofja Loka Honey Bread/Biscuits)
250 ml honey
450 g rye flour
1 tbsp cinnamon
¼ tbsp ground cloves
¼ tbsp grated nutmeg
1 lemon (juice and grated peel)
4 tbsp oil
Mix the ingredients into a dough and knead them thoroughly, place in a greased baking tin (or in carved wooden moulds in which they were fashioned prior to baking) and allow to rest for 48 hours. Bake the rolled pastry for 45 minutes; when done, glaze with oil and cut into slices.
The Venus Journey is a large international touristical project of great cultural and historical significance in which Slovenia and Škofja Loka have been involved for four years. The name itself tells us that we are dealing with a journey, this time a medieval one.The idea was born to the Chairman of the History Department of Klagenfurt University who took the medieval poem of a Styrian knight and minstrel Ulrich von Lichtenstein as a basis for the project. This knight made a journey in 13th century disguised as the goddess Venus through 52 towns which are nowadays situated in four european countries: Czech Republic, Austria, Italy and Slovenia. On the way Ulrich had to fight his opponent knights. He came to the borders of today's Slovenia where he was greeted by the Duke in Slovenian language "May God receive you Gralva Venus." On this journey he visited seven Slovenian castles or fortresses: Richenberg, Štanjel, Predjama, Ljubljana, Mali grad in Kamnik, Škofja Loka.
For the last weekend in June every year numerous atriums, halls, churches and chapels turn to scenes of various concerts.
There are many accompanying events by the market which really prevent visitors from being bored. They can admire fire eaters, swordsmen, many small theatre scenes such as putting the condemned in the stocks, singing of medieval songs and ballads, town caller who announces all the coming events in Škofja Loka.