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Linhart Square

  • (worth a trip)
  • 1-2 km
  • Easy
  • Free
  • 1 hour or less
  • 3 3

Return to the medieval times!

Linhartov trg
4240 Radovljica
Traditional dishes you should try here include: buckwheat “žganci” with sour cream, cheese dumplings “štruklji” and sausage with sauerkraut as main dishes and dried fruit, chocolate and desserts for those with a sweet tooth.
Visit Gostilna Kunstelj for a traditional homemade breakfast and cup of coffee.
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Linhart Square is often called the Old Town of Radovljica. The square is the central point of this small city – it is a local’s gathering point, important monument from the medieval times and the best place to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the city!

 

The square was built somewhere in the 13th century, when it was an important gathering point of the town. It was later named after famous Slovenian writer, Anton Tomaž Linhart, who was born in Radovljica in the 16th century.

 

Linhart Square is surrounded by beautiful medieval town houses, which were once the residences of important citizens. Every building is special in its own way – one may be the birth house of a famous person, another is decorated with a painting from the 17th century, while the next has the most amazing doors.

 

Most important building on the Linhart Square:

  • Šivec House – Beautiful façade with the picture of a Good Samaritan is one of the most admired things in Radovljica. The interior of this house represents a typical 16th century inside of a traditional town house. The gallery and museum are now located inside this house and can be visited from Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 16:00 to 18:00.
  • Vidic House is a great example of Renaissance architecture.
  • Mali House still has a “shame bench” in front. Close to this house is another monument dedicated to poet Ivan Hribovšek, who lost his life in World War II.
  • Magušar House with amazing arcaded Gothic courtyard is the home of a pottery workshop.
  • Buločeva hiša – Birth house of important writer Anton Tomaž Linhart, who wrote the first dramatic literary work in Slovenian language. The house is not open for visitors. A monument, dedicated to Jospini Hočevar is located opposite of this house, at the beginning of the Linhart Square.
  • Lectarjeva hiša – This is probably the most well known building in the city, due to a great inn located inside of it. Also, a gingerbread museum with delicious products awaits for you here! The Inn (named Pri Lectarju) is open every day except on Tuesdays from 12:00 to 22:00. The museum can be visited during the opening hours of the inn, for an entrance fee of 1€.

 

Walking up the Linhart Square will lead you to other two important attractions in Radovljica – to Radovljica Mansion and St. Peter Church, which are described under separated articles.

 

Take a walk up and down the Linhart Square, enjoy a cup of coffee and relax in the peaceful atmosphere of this beautiful medieval city!



Opening hours

Always

How to get there

If you are travelling from Ljubljana take highway A2 Ljubljana – Jesenice. Take the exit for Radovljica. Radovljica is located about 50 km from Ljubljana. Regular buses and trains connect cities Ljubljana and Radovljica and also Radovljica and Jesenice.

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