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Skofja Loka, Slovenia: 14 reviews and 36 photos

 
 

This lovely stone bridge was built by Bishop Leopold in the middle of the 14th century. It features a single span that stretches over the Selscica River before it joins up with the town's other river - the Poljanscica where it forms the Sora. Legend has it that the prince of Skofja Loka was asked to pay a toll when crossing the bridge. He was so outraged by this that his horse bolted; they both fell into the swollen river, and were drowned. At that time the bridge had no fence and didn't have one until the bridge was restored in 1888 when an iron one was fitted. A statue of St John Nepomuk, a Bohemian prelate who was martyred in the 14th century by being thrown from Charles Bridge in Prague and the patron saint of bridges, was also placed in the middle.

Address: Skofja Loka
Website: http://www.slovenia.info

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  • Written Oct 15, 2006
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