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Visit Škofja Loka Castle and Museum

Visit Škofja Loka Castle and Museum

If you love museums (as we do), especially museums inside the castles, plan a trip to a charming town of Škofja Loka. You will be definitely amazed by this little medieval town, located  just half an hour from Ljubljana on a direct bus. Additionally, you will get a chance to visit Škofja Loka Castle up the hill, overlooking the town, with a great museum inside!

Plenty of interesting exhibits!

 

After a walk through the town of Škoja Loka, it’s a short up-hill walk to the castle and its museum. There are two castle buildings on the property, but the main museum is in the bigger castle building. We were warmly welcomed by the guide at the front desk, who gave us a great introduction about the rich history of this place.

There is plenty to see in this lovely old castle and museum. Although, most of the signs are also in English, you’ll learn more if you opt for a guided tour.

 

The ceiling of a chapel inside the castle. The chapel was once used by bishops and Ursuline nuns. It hasn’t been fully restored yet, but what’s there is still remarkable!

From history and art, to local crafts and sports …

The exhibits are covering from early Slovene language, to the life of Austrian aristocracy here; there are rooms dedicated to writer Ivan Tavčar and also some older paintings of Ivan Grohar.

Furthermore, there’s a rich archaeological section, exhibits of different guilds and products from previous centuries, and also a section dedicated to WWII –  a reminder that this castle was occupied by Germans and later used as a prison for German POWs.

 

 

Škofja Loka Museum gives the visitor a real flavour of the history of this part of Slovenia. There are also regular visiting exhibitions, often of local modern artists. An outdoor area has historic artifacts and recently it also became a wedding venue.

Some really nice views from the museum over the town!

 

So much to see & enjoy in Škofja Loka museum!

For more information on Škofja Loka check out the web page of Tourism Škofja Loka – Visit Škofja Loka.

Prepare for your visit by visiting Škofja Loka Museum web page here!

Visited by @letsgoslovenia



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