Skofja Loka Off The Beaten Path

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    Cerkev na Hribcu

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 25, 2012
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    Next to Puštal Castle, on the top of the small hill which dominated the settlement of Puštal is situated a votive chapel. The church, built in Baroque style, is dedicated to the Holy Cross. The local Slovene name for the church is Cerkev na Hribcu (Church on the Little Hill). There are twelve small chapels alongside the path up to the church representing the Stations of the Cross.

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    The Puštal Manor

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 25, 2012

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    Puštal is suburb of Škofja Loka just a few minutes walking distance from the Loški Grad, actually when up on the castle hill you will see the manor which will captured your attention.
    Puštal Castle was built in 1220 to be a home of a local noble family Puštal. In the beginning of the 17th century the property of the castle was passed over to the family Oblak, which was granted the noble title of barons in the late 17th century. The castle has rounded corner tower and an arcaded courtyard. The Castle Chapel has an fresco on the wall, dating to 1706.
    Nowadays the castle houses local music school.

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    Nace's House

    by Willettsworld Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Nace’s house is a beautiful wooden farm building located in the quiet nearby southern suburb of Puštal and takes about 10 minutes to walk to from Mestni trg. It is one of the oldest wooden houses left standing in Slovenia and as such has become a museum and a monument of the Slovene cultural legacy of national interest. The oldest part is the lower stone storey which is believed to date from the 16th century whilst it’s most eye-catching feature is the baroque wooden upper storey and roof which date from 1755. The floor plan is typical of an Alpine house. On the ground floor there is a hall, “black” kitchen, wooden lower house, a small room and a granary. An almost identical ground plan is repeated on the upper floor, where along the main and front façades, the house is encircled by a promenade balcony with a decorated railing.

    Directions: Walk south from Mestni trg and cross river via wooden bridge. Then turn right and follow road round to the left. House is on the right. See second photo for map.

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    Agata and Jurij

    by JLBG Updated Sep 9, 2009

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    Near the parking lot where we had left our car, in the modern part of the town, there was this amazing statue. Not really off the beaten path but off the old town.

    A young man, clad in XIXth century style, holds a naked girl that seems to faint. I supposed this had a meaning and refers to some historical event but failed to collect the name of the sculptor.

    Fortunately, searching on the web, I have now found that it was carved in 1969 by academic sculptor Tone Logonder after the “Visoko Chronicles”, a popular novel by Tavcar. It shows the heroes of the novel, Agata and Jurij. In the novel, Jurij saved Agata from the waves of the torrential Sora river.

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    Puštal castle

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 16, 2006

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    Puštal’s Castle is a rather rustic looking building just over the river from Skofja Loka.It was built in the year 1220 and was inhabited by the family of Puštal’s lordship, the Burgstal’s. In the beginning of the 17th century the property of the castle was passed over to the Oblak family from Gorenja vas, who made their fortune from iron trading. In 1688, Emperor Leopold granted to Mark Oblak, at that time the town judge of Škofja Loka, the nobility title with the attribution "von Wolkensberg”. His grandson Francis became a baron in 1753.

    Today the castle looks like it’s slowly being renovated even though its chapel, built by the Oblak’s, looks a little rundown from the outside and was closed when I visited.

    Directions: From southern end of Mestni trg, take the main road left and follow over the river. Castle is on the right by a bend.

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    Other buildings of Pustal

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 16, 2006

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    Here are a couple of lovely buildings I walked past on my way to Nace's House in Pustal. The first house is just down the lane from Nace's House on the opposite side. It looks rather rustic in places but has a lot of charm. The second has is just around the corner from Nace's House on the road back up towards the main road that goes through Pustal.

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    Sv Kriz church

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 16, 2006

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    The Church of Saint Cross on the Hribec hill dates from the 18th century. It can be reached by a path which passes by the twelve Stations of the Cross which I think are shrines. I didn’t visit it but you get good views of it from the Devil’s footbridge in Puštal.

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    Hudiceva Brv

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 16, 2006

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    This bridge is known as Devils footbridge and it crosses the Poljanska River in Puštal about a 5-10 minute walk south from Mestni trg. The bridge is wooden and looks fairly rickety but makes for a lovely photo. When I crossed over it there were a few children jumping off it into the river which didn’t seem all that safe to me but they looked like they were masters at it and what better way to cool down from the summer heat than to have your very own river on your doorstep.

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    Water pumps

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 16, 2006

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    It’s still nice nowadays to find relics from a town’s past however menial they might be. I found a couple of lovely old, though rusty, water pumps that have long since been used but have been left standing as a reminder of the town’s history and add they add a lot of charm and character. The first one I came across was whilst I was walking towards Nace’s House in Puštal on Kopaliska Ulica. Just across the road from it is a small colourful shrine that is fairly common in Slovenia. The other water pump is located beside the Spital church on Spodnji trg.

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    Firbar house

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 16, 2006

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    This house is located in the suburb of Puštal on the way to the river on Kopaliska Ulica. The culture plaque on the wall says that it has "Gothic and Renaissance origins with a typical drier in the gable end", whatever a drier is.

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    Kopaliska Ulica

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 16, 2006

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    This road starts across the road from Martin’s house on the southern corner of Mestni trg. It makes for a lovely walk through the suburb of Puštal and is very quiet. You pass by some lovely houses on the way down to the Poljanska River.

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    GUILDS

    by novsco61 Updated Apr 7, 2005

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    In the Late Middle Ages Škofja Loka experienced a flourishing in the crafts. Blacksmiths, shoemakers, tailors, furriers, weavers, painters, butchers, bakers, potters and stove-makers joined together in fellowships and guilds.

    This one is locksmith's .

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    Jurcek house

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 16, 2006

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    This is another house located in the suburb of Puštal on the way to the river on Kopaliska Ulica. The culture plaque on the wall says it has a "Gothic arch system and Baroque elements".

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    The wooden house

    by croisbeauty Updated Jun 18, 2005

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    This small lovely wooden house is interpolated in the Spodnji trg, The Lawer Square, just a foot from Kašca.

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    THE STONY FOUNTAIN

    by novsco61 Updated Apr 7, 2005

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    Stony fountain originate from the year 1883 and was used for water. It was about 30 metres profound.

    It is located in Mestni trg.

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