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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 Slovenian in Škofja Loka

Danilo

Winning praise from influential French restaurant guide Gault Millau, this traditional, family-run gostilna serves some of the region's best food. It adheres to Slow Food principles and has a knockout wine list; eig…
Top Choice Religious in Škofja Loka

Škofja Loka Passion Play

The staging of the Škofja Loka Passion Play is the biggest outdoor theatre production in Slovenia – it involves as many as as 800 actors and 80 horses (and hundreds of volunteers). It's staged every six years (the n…
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…
Slovenian in Škofja Loka

Gostilna Pr' Starman

This popular gostilna (inn-like restaurant) is about 1.5km from the bus station (a 15-minute walk) in the charming village of Stara Loka. It serves authentic traditional Slovenian cooking in an informal tavern setti…
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…
Italian in Škofja Loka

Jesharna

This welcoming pizzeria and spaghetti house serves the town's best pizza, good salads and pasta dishes that are so big they could easily be shared. It also makes a point of catering to vegetarian and gluten-free eat…
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…