Everybody says – Škofja Loka is so pretty!
Only 23 km (14 miles) from the Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana, you can spend a day back in time in Škofja Loka. This small town is among the most beautiful and oldest settlements in Slovenia.
Visited by Let’s go Slovenia in September 2019
The medieval beauty
A walk through the narrow old town alleys, with the stop at the Town Square for some tea or coffee, will add some more flavour to your cultural experience of Slovenia.
Its evocative Old Town has been protected as a historical monument since 1987.
Škofja Loka’s medieval architecture is one of the reasons why every traveller should visit this Slovenian historic jewel.
Škofja Loka City Square/Mestni trg
Škofja Loka gained city rights in 1274, and with that, became a vibrant craftsman and economic centre of the region. After a devastating earthquake in 1511 that damaged nearly every building in town, Škofja Loka was successfully renovated and has not changed in appearance since.
Fabulous Škofja Loka castle
From the end of the square you can rise to the Škofja Loka Castle. The castle stands on the edge of the slope above the town and dominates the image of the town.
This grand building is nowadays the home of Loka Museum, which is a great place to have a look at local history (closed on Mondays).
On your visit you will be able to capture many beautiful photographs (just like we have) of this unique charming Slovenian town! 📷 📷