Škofja Loka Travel Guide
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Škofja Loka, the best-preserved Medieval town in Slovenia

 

Located in the Gorenjska region, Škofja Loka is the best-preserved Medieval town in Slovenia. The town has been built at the confluence of the rivers Poljanska Soca and Selška Sora for more than a thousand years. Its beautiful Medieval architecture is an impressive sight. The tall bell tower of the Church of St. Jacob is part of the panoramic view of Škofja Loka.

 

The town old core has many point of interests. The beautiful Capuchin’s bridge, also known as the Stone Bridge, goes across the river Selška Sora. The Capuchin Monastery Archives and Library has a precious collection of old manuscripts and books.  A defensive wall with five gates used to protect the town old core, the Selca town gate is the only one with an arched passage. The Granary, with its irregular rectangular shape, 2 doors, and 39 windows, is one of the best-preserved Medieval structures in Škofja Loka.

 

The Loka Castle, built around 1200 and located above the city, is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The museum inside the castle has many interesting exhibitions.

Attractions in Škofja Loka

Granary is one of the best preserved medieval buil...

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One of the most adorable castles in Slovenia

Škofja Loka - ancient beauty, the best preserved ...

One of the most noticeable buildings on Škofja Lo...

The Selca Town Gate is a remnant of what used to b...

One of the most prominent buildings on the Town Sq...

The Capuchin Bridge is the oldest preserved bridge...

16th century Žigon’s House is a home to town ad...

Magnificent late Gothic hall-building

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