Škofja Loka attractions

Top Choice Museum in Škofja Loka

Loka Museum

The town's premier sight is the commanding Loka castle, overlooking the settlement from a grassy hill west of Mestni trg. It dates from the 13th century and was extensively renovated after an earthquake in 1511. Tod…
Top Choice Square in Škofja Loka

Mestni Trg

The group of pastel-hued 16th-century burghers' houses on this main square have earned the town the nickname 'Colourful Loka'. Almost every one is of historical and architectural importance, but arguably the most im…
Top Choice Historic Site in Škofja Loka

Capuchin Bridge

The tiny Capuchin Bridge (sometimes called the Stone Bridge) leading from the Capuchin monastery is one of the symbols of the town. It originally dates from the 14th century and is an excellent vantage point for the…
Church in Škofja Loka

Church of the Annunciation

This small church in the village of Crngrob, 4km north of Škofja Loka, has one of the most treasured frescoes in Slovenia. Look for it on the outside wall under a 19th-century portico near the church entrance. Calle…
Church in Škofja Loka

Parish Church of St James

The town's most important church dates back to the 13th century, with key features like the nave, the presbytery with star vaulting (1524) and the tall bell tower (1532) added over the next three centuries. The doze…
Monastery in Škofja Loka

Capuchin Monastery

The 18th-century Capuchin monastery, west of the bus station, has a priceless library of medieval manuscripts, as well as the Škofja Loka Passion, a processional with dramatic elements, from around 1720. Arrange a v…
House in Škofja Loka

Homan House

Almost every building on Mestni trg is of historical and architectural importance, but arguably the most impressive is Homan House, dating from 1511 with graffiti and bits of frescoes of St Christopher and of a sold…
Square in Škofja Loka

Spodnji Trg

The large square to the east of Mestni trg was where the poorer folk lived in the Middle Ages. The 16th-century Granary at the square's northern end, is where the town's grain stores, collected as taxes, were once k…
Gallery in Škofja Loka

France Mihelič Gallery

Over two floors in the granary house you'll find the France Mihelič Gallery, which displays the works of the eponymous artist born in nearby Virmaše in 1907. The TIC can help arrange a visit.
Notable Building in Škofja Loka

Former Town Hall

On Mestni trg, look out for the former Town Hall, remarkable for its stunning three-storey Gothic courtyard and the 17th-century frescoes on its facade.