Medieval Town of Skofja Loka

Skofja Loka is Slovenia’s oldest and most carefully preserved medieval town, with a central castle and a great set of old town walls. This is a great place to explore and spend some time – it is about 35 minutes drive from Bled. The old town centre is composed of an upper square called Mestni Trg, and the lower, Spodnji Trg, both of which are dominated by the Skofja Loka Castle, which is well worth a visit has a beautiful view over the old town the Slovenian Alps and the surrounding forests and field. The climb up to the castle is very manageable by all with railing and gradual up climb. The castle museum is very well assembled and gives a full and diverse overview of Slovenian history, culture, art, and natural history. Behind the town walls, but not far from the town centre, you can also visit some nice natural attractions including the Lubniska Jama cave system and Mary’s Chasm.

Capuchin bridge across the Sora river
Capuchin bridge across the Sora river in Skofja Loka, Gorenjska, Slovenia
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Capuchin bridge across the Sora river in Skofja Loka, Gorenjska, Slovenia
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Saint James church
Saint James church in Skofja Loka, Gorenjska, Slovenia
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Street view
Skofja Loka street view, Gorenjska, Slovenia
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Skofja Loka street view, Gorenjska, Slovenia
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Homan House, the 16th-century house at the Town Square in Skofja Loka.
Homan House, the 16th-century house at the Town Square in Skofja Loka, northwestern Slovenia.
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Granary in Skofja Loka
Granary in Skofja Loka, Gorenjska, Slovenia
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Skofja Loka, Slovenia
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Skofja Loka castle on edge of city walls
Skofja Loka castle on edge of city walls
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Skofja Loka castle
Skofja Loka castle, Slovenia
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Skofja Loka panorama
Skofja Loka, Slovenia

View towards Skofja Loka from Smarjetna Gora
Skofja Loka panorama, Slovenia
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Location:
Skofja Loka Address: Kapucinski trg 1, 4220 Skofja Loka, Slovenia
Skofja Loka Latitude and Longitude Coordinates: 46.16718, 14.30473
Skofja Loka GPS coordinates: 46° 10′ 1.8732” N     14° 18′ 17.0424” E
Traditional region: Upper Carniola (Slovene: Gorenjska)
Municipality: Skofja Loka

Directions from Apartments Fine Stay Gorenjska to Medieval town of Skofja Loka (drive 41 km, 35 min)

Directions from Apartments Fine Stay Bled to Medieval town of Skofja Loka (drive 38 km, 33 min)

One thought on “Medieval Town of Skofja Loka”

  1. Skofja Loka is a magic little medieval town with different coloured buildings. The castle situated on the top of the hill is lovely and very informative of the area but seemed more like a museum than a castle. Worth going up the steps to view the panoramic scenery.

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