Great castle museum, charming old houses, nice rivers
Parking hard to find
Interesting medieval town.
Lucky me, we were here on a Saturday when the Market's were being held.There is a problem, parking is very hard to find! Eventually, we found a carpark in a proper area, and could go to the Market.All sorts are for sale, including Slovenian Arts and Crafts, Food and Vegetable's.My husband didn't feel like walking, so he watched the children in...more
Homan's House is a civil Manor house which was restored after the 1511 earthquake. Of interest, were the frescoes I saw of a medieval Soldier and part ofSaint Christopf. You see, these have been there for a long time, but were only discovered during renovation's in 1970! Luckily, they weren't completely destroyed.Now days, we can enjoy a Coffee or...more
What is interesting about a Town School I hear you say!This one, beside ST. Jacob's Church is believed to be the first school, dating to 1538.Well, on the outside wall it says......."1627 the Lord of the castle of Stara Loka - Mihael Papler - gave the building beside the Parish church as a present."There is the old fresco and it looks to be a "coat...more
Located in a Square, is St. Jacob’s Church, and, the door's were open!This is another Church that didn't look much from the outside, but inside, it was lovely! Looking a bit like a Hall, this 15th century Church is built on the foundations of an older Church. Inside, and there are chandeliers and a newish baptistery. On the ceiling were paintings...more
This very thick walled Town gate, once protected the City. It is located just inside the old Town where the Capuchin Bridge is. You may walk through it on your way to the Bridge, I did!The Town gate leads through narrow Blazeva Street which is an interesting part of the city. The road isn't straight, so it has been described in an old Loka Rhyme...more
Here we were in the 1000 year old Town of Skofja Loka, and I had just come across a stone Bridge that was more than 700 years old, wow! and it and the old Town is still standing!A stone Bridge with an Arch, pretty, but hard to get a photo of, so I had to walk upstream to take the one I did!The fencless, arched, stone Bridge was built in the 14th...more
In the Old Town, is this old Church of Mary Immaculate or Nun's Church. Built in 1358, it is quite a plain Church that has some frescoes that are fading away. One is of the cruxifiction. The statue of "Mary" is located in a little alcove in the stone wall, and then I had to climb a stair case to reach the Church.In 1782, Klarisa's nunnery which...more
Another interesting Church that is located by the Capuchin Bridge but on the new side of Town, is the Capuchin Church, Library and Monastery. Nowhere near as old as the others, this one was built in 1709 to the "Rules of the Beggar's Order."In the Library is a precious manuscript of friar Romuald from 1721 called "The passion of Skofja Loka. It is...more
I don't think you could miss seeing this Castle that overlooks Skofja Loka. Another one, that means an uphill climb, don't worry though, as the walk, even though uphill wasn't that bad as there weren't any step's, just a good, pathed pathway.The problem is, after walking to the top, I found the notice with the opening hours, and the Castle was...more
It is quite lively place with a big lime tree. They have variety of sweets, icecreams and different kind of coffe. They are known specially for their cakes (Royal Mignon). Outside it is cosy and opened but inside is more crowded, small and tight. In summer time there are always fridays night under Homan` lime tree with many famous artists.more
If you are heading towards Škofja Loka from (Ljubljana), you will probably bump into this lovely Chinese restaurant. The food is very tasty and also inexpensive, especially if you choose one of their menus consisting of soup, 3 main dishes, rice and dessert. This is really an excellent meal deal! At the end you also get a small glass of warm plum...more
Some road distances to Skofja Loka from:- Zagreb (Croatia): 170 kms.- Sofia (Bulgaria): 943 kms.- Rotterdam (Holland): 1.240 kms.- Bordeaux (France): 1.524 kms.- Madrid (Spain): 2.074 kms.Checking the website, you’ll find more road distances together with the driving times and the best routes.more
You can make a one day trip to beautiful Škofja Loka from Ljubljana. It's only 20 km.Timetable from Ljubljana to Škofja Loka:09:20 11:20 12:20 13:20 14:20 ...... Timetable from Škofja Loka to Ljubljana: 12:10 13:10 14:10 16:10 18:10 20:10 The price is 2,80 Euro one way, it takes 37 minutes.more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Sometimes we find in another languages words and phrases that coincide with our own language, but with different meanings. Most of them are innocent, but sometimes they may be tricky, mainly if you travel with children. The Slovenian word for "Zone" exists in Portuguese, but with a rather different meaning. Yes, never use it in Portuguese, its rude, and be ready for a difficult explanation if you travel with a Portuguese kid.
Of course, the picture will mean some laughing to my friends when I will show it to them, and that's why we took it.
There are very few open restaurants on Sundays or Holiday days. If you have a car you can drive outside Škofja Loka, but if you are by bus it's a little bit more difficult.
I found only 2 restaurants opened on Sunday:
- Krona on Mestni trg - local food
- Chinese restaurant on Mestni trg in Homan's house
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...more
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...more
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...more
As the town is a popular tourist attraction, there's a good sized tourist information centre in the towns main square - Mestni trg. Here you can obtain a good map of the town and also of the nearby suburbs of Pustal and Stara Loka as well as other nearby villages. They also have a lot of arts and crafts items for sale.more