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The beginnings of Škofja Loka, a town at the confluence of the Selška Sora and the Poljanska Sora Rivers, date back to 973. The Bishops of Freising, who ruled the Škofja Loka region for 830 years, made a significant impact on the town. The abundant cultural heritage, set in beautiful natural surroundings, gave the town its nickname – The Gallery in Nature. The picturesque façades of the houses gave rise to another nickname – Colourful Loka.

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Its interesting historical development, the notable tradition of crafts, the culinary artistry of our grandmothers and the unspoilt natural surroundings testify to the fact that Škofja Loka is a historical, ethnographical, art-historical and cultural jewel in Slovenia’s crown. You are invited to attend numerous events, the most interesting of which is Venus’ Trail, with a medieval programme.


Old town core is consisted from Upper - Town square called Plac and Lower square called Lontrg both dominated by the Castle of Škofja Loka which bids the visitors welcome at the entrance to the town.

Škofja Loka is known as one of the best preserved old medieval towns in Slovenia.Together with Piran and Ptuj it established Community of Old Towns in Slovenia.

  • Last visit to Skofja Loka: Apr 2005
  • Intro Updated Apr 8, 2005
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  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2008 at 1:03 AM

    What an excellent page on a delightful looking town.

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2006 at 1:24 AM

    I'd like to do a daytrip to Skofia Loka. I hope the bridge will not crumble down when I'm walking on it. Ciao!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2005 at 12:25 PM

    You have done a very good job ! Your page on this old city is stunning ! I like especially the wooden house ! Thanks for sharing !

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2005 at 5:37 PM

    What a beautiful place I missed! Definitely have to come back :). Fantastic page Tanja!

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2005 at 7:24 AM

    Such a beautiful city, great history and a true wealth. I love the architecture. Love the local customs. Great tips and a great insight.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2005 at 4:20 AM

    Tanja, Outstanding work. I especially enjoyed the local customs tips. Skofja Loka is certainly a beautiful town with historical and architectual significance. My kind of place. Thanks for sharing this wonderful information and lovely photos.

  • Apr 13, 2005 at 2:18 AM

    Great page. I love Skofja Loka.

  • Daja123's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2005 at 10:08 AM

    Great page Tanja ...looks very beautiful. Well done.

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