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Skofja Loka, Slovenia: 14 reviews and 36 photos

  Mestni trg looking north
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      Mestni trg looking north
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      Mestni trg looking south
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      Old Town Hall
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Mestni trg (Town Square) is the main square in the Old Town and is where the town's main buildings can be found such as the Town Hall. The colourful and ornamented appearance of the three-storey burgher houses with their stone window-frames and portals, picturesque arcaded courtyards and painted facades, provided evidence of the wealth of the owners, and gave rise to the town's nickname: "Colourful Loka".

The most eminent building of the Town square is the former Town hall which dates from the 16th century. The paintings on the buildings facade indicate its importance. The building features a Gothic portal, entrance hall and door whilst its arcade courtyard is renaissance. The building was restored in 1972 which uncovered several Baroque frescoes, pictures of columns, flowers and several other figurative details.

Old Parsons house: This house is actually composed of two old houses that were made into one between 1740 and 1760. The entrance portal is composed of stones, the hall is cross-shaped arched and the staircase is encircled by forged net of Baroque. There's a stone renaissance plate with the coat-of-arms of the wealthy and powerful townsman Volbank Schwarz. It can be read from the plate that he established the Benefice of Holly Trinity and in his house in 1513 built the chapel.

Mark of Mary column: This ornate column in the town square (Mestni trg) was built in Baroque style in 1751. It was erected in gratefulness for prevention from plague and fire. The main statue is that of Mother Mary whilst the pedestal is in the form of an altar.

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

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  • Written Oct 15, 2006
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