Skofja Loka Things to Do

  • Things to Do
    by croisbeauty
  • Things to Do
    by croisbeauty
  • Things to Do
    by croisbeauty

Most Recent Things to Do in Skofja Loka

  • Willettsworld's Profile Photo

    Nace’s house

    by Willettsworld Updated Apr 4, 2011

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • eden_teuling's Profile Photo

    TIC TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER

    by eden_teuling Updated Apr 4, 2011

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This office is located at Mestni trg 5 and its head of staff is Marko Plesko.

    They are working in a wonderful old building and the office is a great shop for the most perfect gifts e.g. honey, honey-cookies, ceramics, wood objects and many more tempting things....

    They will help you find (a) room(s) at private places.....

    VIEW SKOFJA LOKA

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Kašča, the granary

    by JLBG Updated Sep 10, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    At the end of Spodnji trg, stands an impressive building, Kašča (photo 1). It was the Granary, The Granary was the place where all the taxes collected in kind from the citizens were kept : grains but also ham, eggs, vegetables, etc… Thus, it was a very important place for the city and it was part of the city wall.

    It existed already before the 1511 earthquake. But was completely rebuilt by bishop Philip that added it’s seal on the front (photo 2)

    The back of the granary looks like a strong house, with few and narrow windows. It is now a gallery for the painter Franc Mihelič.

    Ka��ča, the granary Ka��ča, the granary Ka��ča, the granary
    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Church of Špital

    by JLBG Updated Sep 10, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Špitalska cerkev (Church of Špital) was first built on the site of a former hospital (hence the name) or poorhouse. It was burnt in the fire that destroyed most of the town but was renewed in 1720. The older parts are Gothic but it was later added Baroque stuccos.

    Church of ��pital
    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel
    • Religious Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Parish Church

    by JLBG Updated Sep 10, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Church of Šent Jakob (Saint Jacob) was built in 1471 on the remains of a smaller church from the early Middle-Ages. It figures late Gothic style. It has three naves of the same height and various paintings.

    I have also found a different name for this church : Cerkev Marije Brezmadežne or Nunska cerkev. I do not know what is the right one.

    ��ent Jakob (Saint Jacob) ��ent Jakob (Saint Jacob) ��ent Jakob (Saint Jacob) ��ent Jakob (Saint Jacob)
    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Religious Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    The old town seen from the castle

    by JLBG Updated Sep 10, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Photo 1. After a hundred meter, you get a view on the city wall and on the former ditch, now a lawn.

    Photo 2. A small garden has been arranged between the castle wall and the inner yard.

    Photo 3 and 4. Just before going into the inner yard of the castle, the view on the old town of Škofja Loka shows how the houses are tight one to the other inside the city wall, like a folk of sheep. All houses are covered with red tiles and the roofs are steep, telling that rain and snow are abundant.

    In the background, the little church is Cerkev sv. Križa na Hribcu, better seen on photo 5. It was built between 1710 and 1738. The clocktower was built in 1863.

    The old town seen from the castle The old town seen from the castle The old town seen from the castle The old town seen from the castle Cerkev sv. Kri��a na Hribcu
    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Capuchin’s Church

    by JLBG Updated Sep 10, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Photo 1 : This modern looking church stands outside the old town, on the modern side of Kamniti most (Capuchin’s bridge). It is Kapucinska cerkev sv. Ane (Capuchin’s Church) and monastery.

    Photo 2 : from Capuchin’s Church, you can reach easily the bridge and the old town.

    Capuchin���s Church Narrow street near Capuchin���s bridge
    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel
    • Religious Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Rotovž

    by JLBG Updated Sep 10, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Rotovž stands at 35, Mestni trg

    Photo 1. At first sight, the house is not outstanding. The front must have had a lot of paintings but large parts are missing because of previous works. What remains is not in good condition. However, the entrance, on the right of the photo has a great looking stone frame … and the door is not locked, then, let’s peep inside.

    Photo 2. A vaulted passage, painted in white leads to an inner yard.

    Photos 3, 4 and 5 show the small inner yard, framed with superb arcades on three levels. The columns are not plain cylinders but subtilely wider at mid height. Though I had wide angle lens, I was unable to take a photo of the whole yard and had to take several of them. I show here the most significant. The yard is outstanding, with plenty of flowers hanging.

    The explanation is that this house is the former town hall, built in the XVIth. The entrance and the passage leading to the yard are in Gothic style while the courtyard with its arcades are in Renaissance style. Unfortunately, the baroque frescoes on the front, with flowers and human figures are not in good condition. The house was restored in 1972. In my opinion, this is the finest building of the city but you have to go inside to fully appreciate.

    Rotov�� Rotov�� Rotov�� Rotov�� Rotov��
    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Štablova hiša

    by JLBG Updated Sep 10, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Štablova hiša stands at 11 Mestni, trg. It was built in the XVIth in late Gothic style and was added later Renaissance and Baroque architectural elements. The door was locked and I have been unable to see the courtyard, which has arcades.

    ��tablova hi��a
    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Martinovčkova Hiša and Žigonova Hiša

    by JLBG Updated Sep 10, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Photo 1 shows Martinovčkova Hiša at 14, Mestni trg and Žigonova Hiša, at 16, Mestni trg. They are better seen on the two following photos.

    Photo 2. Martinovčkova Hiša stands at 14, Mestni trg. It was built in the XVIth as a one level house with two gothic stone portals. It was later added three levels in Baroque style. It was locked and I could not see it courtyard with arcades.

    Photo 3. Žigonova Hiša, stands at 16, Mestni trg, was built in the XVIth as a residential and trade house.

    Photo 4. On the ground level of Žigonova Hiša hangs a nice stylish shop sign for a “frizerski salon” (hair dresser).

    Martinovčkova Hi��a and ��igon Hi��a Martinovčkova Hi��a ��igonova Hi��a ��igonova Hi��a
    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    11, 12, Spodnji trg

    by JLBG Updated Sep 10, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Unfortunately, when we were in Škofja Loka, there were road works in Spodnji trg and it was not easy to have a look at the houses. On the photo, houses at 11 and 12 Spodnji trg are historic houses but I will have to come back for a closer look.

    Note that houses on Spodnji trg have two levels while on Mestni trg, they have three. Obviously Mestni trg was a wealthier part of the city.

    11, 12, Spodnji trg
    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Plague monument

    by JLBG Updated Sep 10, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Photo 1. In front of houses 9, 10 and 11, Mestni trg, stands a Baroque monument with three statues, that was built in 1751 to thank for preventing the city from plague and fire.

    Photo 2 shows better the three houses. Only house at 9 Mestni trg has a painted front.

    Photo 3 is a close-up on the paintings of this house, with a geometrical design showing ellipses arranged by four and by three.

    On the left to 9 Mestni trg, not shown on the photos, stands a fountain built in 1883 that delivers drinking water when you hit it gently.

    Plague monument Houses 9, 10 and 11, Mestni trg House 9, Mestni trg
    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Kajbatova hiša

    by JLBG Updated Sep 10, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Photo 1. Kajbatova hiša stands at 5, Mestni trg. It was built in the XVIth and has a painted front.

    Photo 2. The entrance was not locked and I quickly went inside

    Photos 3 and 4. The small inner courtyard is framed with arcades on three levels. It is not in very good condition and should get some cosmetic repairs.

    Kajbatova hi��a Kajbatova hi��a Kajbatova hi��a Kajbatova hi��a
    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Mestni trg

    by JLBG Updated Sep 10, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Mestni trg (Mesni street) is a wide street or a long square. This is how were often the main streets in Medieval cities all over Europe. In most cities, this is where markets were held. I have not found the information, but I can bet that it was the case in Škofja Loka too.

    Presently, this is a pedestrian only area and it is framed on both sides by houses of historical interest. The guidebooks I used wrote that you must visit the inner yard of these houses. That is for sure a very good idea … but they are private and most of them are locked and you cannot have a look inside. However, if by chance, you find one with an open door, peep discreetly inside, you will be rewarded! Follow me, I was lucky to find two open entrances! (see below).

    Mestni trg
    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Tomatoes and salad

    by JLBG Written Sep 9, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Have you ever seen a small garden like this one, right in the middle of the street or I should better say as a triangle between two streets? Tomatoes, salads, everything is at hand from the house. This is not very discreet and the gardener has better groom well his garden! This is at the bottom of the castle’s ramp and just before reaching Mestni trg

    Tomatoes and salad Tomatoes and salad

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Skofja Loka

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

92 travelers online now

Comments

Skofja Loka Things to Do

Reviews and photos of Skofja Loka things to do posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Skofja Loka sightseeing.

View all Skofja Loka hotels