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I have been asked if I would move abroad from where I live, just on the outskirts of Skofja Loka?

Skofja Loka is Slovenia’s oldest and most carefully preserved medieval town, with a central castle and a great set of old town walls. This is a great place to explore and spend some time – it is about 35 minutes drive from Bled. The old town centre is composed of an upper square called Mestni Trg, and the lower, Spodnji Trg, both of which are dominated by the Skofja Loka Castle, which is well worth a visit has a beautiful view over the old town the Slovenian Alps and the surrounding forests and field. The climb up to the castle is very manageable by all with railing and gradual up climb. The castle museum is very well assembled and gives a full and diverse overview of Slovenian history, culture, art, and natural history. Behind the town walls, but not far from the town centre, you can also visit some nice natural attractions including the Lubniska Jama cave system and Mary’s Chasm.

Skofja Loka is worthy of a visit any time of year, but it is an especially great choice if you’re travelling to Slovenia in winter or shoulder season when your options for other day trips are a little limited.

Considered one of the most beautifully preserved medieval towns in the country, Skofja Loka is well worth a day’s visit. The Capuchin Bridge (in the background), lovely semi-circular stone bridge, greets visitors as they cross the Sora river into town from Skofja Loka’s small bus station.

The historic town’s centre is lined with buildings dating from medieval times.

Medieval Skofja Loka is a fantastic place to visit for anyone who’s interested in history and architecture.

The historical town’s centre is mainly for pedestrians and opens a window on the Slovenian architecture and history of ages gone by.

Considered one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Slovenia, Skofja Loka’s upper and lower squares were proclaimed a National Cultural Monument in 1987.

The old center has very little car traffic and it’s really enjoyable to explore the streets, admire the houses with medieval history.

Take the time to stroll in the old streets of the center and climb to the castle to visit its interesting museum.

Skofja Loka is a great choice for culture and history lovers—and anyone who enjoys exploring small towns on foot.

Skofja Loka is a great choice for culture and history lovers—and anyone who enjoys exploring small towns on foot.

Skofja Loka’s main tourist attractions include Loka Castle, its museum, and the historic Old Town.

Skofja Loka still retains its original town plan: an Upper Square is separated from a Lower Square with the Old Town’s narrow alleys neatly contained, and the hilltop castle standing guard from atop a small hill.

Skofja Loka lies snugly in the confluence of the Poljanska Sora and Selska Sora rivers. The first written records of Skofja Loka date to 1248, when it was a bustling market town.

It is my hometown, and if something wants to replace it in my life, it had better be good!
Darin99branch · 51-55, M
I love that you have so much affection for your town. It speaks well of the town and its residents.
Ontheroad · M
Sort of depends... if there was a job waiting, I'd certainly consider it. On the other hand, some peopel have difficulty with leaving what they know behind them. I do know I spent the first 20 years of my adult life moving around the world and I loved every minute of it.
AlienFox · F
So beautiful!

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