Memorials and monuments

The diverse history and large number of people who had great influence in the areas of their work and creativity, are reflected in monuments and memorials erected in their honour.

 
The Alley of Famous Loka People

The Alley of Famous Loka People

In the street named after the school 'Šolska ulica' there are bronze bust statues of people from Loka who, through their work and activities, have left an important stamp on professional, political or social life. It is an outdoor gallery where, in addition to the bronze statues, various types of Slovene stone can also be seen, on which the statues stand.

Šolska ulica, 4220, Škofja Loka
Monument to Ivan Grohar in Sorica

Monument to Ivan Grohar in Sorica

Amid unspoilt nature in this high-lying village, a bronze statue of the impressionist painter Ivan Grohar stands next to his birth house.

Spodnja Sorica, 4229, Sorica
Memorial to the National Liberation Battle in Dražgoše

Memorial to the National Liberation Battle in Dražgoše

The monument, which can be seen from far and wide, was erected in memory of the victims of the Battle of Dražgoše in World War II.

Dražgoše, 4228, Železniki
Biček's Rock

Biček's Rock

From Biček's Rock there is a beautiful view of Dražgoše, Rudno, Ratitovec and the Julian Alps. The memorial plaque on the rock is dedicated to the successful of Biček platoon during the Battle of Dražgoše in World War II.
Dražgoše, 4228, Železniki
Mary's Shrine

Mary's Shrine

Mary's Shrine with St. Rocco and St. Anthony stands next to an obelisk which was erected by town folk in 1751 in thanks for being protected from the plague and fire and in recognition of the saints for their protection against severe epidemics.
Mestni trg, 4220, Škofja Loka
Park of Bishops, Stara Loka

Park of Bishops, Stara Loka

In this newly-emerging park there is a bust statue of Bishop Dr. Andrej Karlin who was born in Stara Loka. The intention is that the park will be dedicated to bishops connected with the history of Škofja Loka and the area.

Stara Loka, 4220, Škofja Loka
Fountain of Love (in the time of crickets) in Gorenja vasa

Fountain of Love (in the time of crickets) in Gorenja vasa

In the village square in Gorenja vas, named after Ivan Regen, stands a fountain dedicated to the worship of love, the work of the academic sculptor Metod Frlic.

Trg Ivana Regna, 4224, Gorenja vas
Plečnik's Memorial to Hostages and Martyrs in the Selca Valley

Plečnik's Memorial to Hostages and Martyrs in the Selca Valley

This unique memorial, in the shape of a chapel, stands in the village of Dolenja vas. It is dedicated to the hostages and martyrs of World War II in the Selca valley.

Dolenja vas, 4227, Selca
Monument to Lovrenc Košir in Luša

Monument to Lovrenc Košir in Luša

The monument was erected in the birth village of the postal reformer Lovrenc Košir, inventor of the first postal stamp.

Luša, 4227, Selca
Monument to Maksim Sedej in Žiri

Monument to Maksim Sedej in Žiri

The monument, which stands in the park in front of the primary school in Žiri, is dedicated to the Žiri-born academic painter Maksim Sedej.

Jobstova cesta, 4226, Žiri
Monument to Anton Ažbe

Monument to Anton Ažbe

In front of his birth house in the village of Dolenčica, there is a monument dedicated to the internationally-renowned painter Anton Ažbe.

Dolenčice, 4223, Poljane nad Škofjo Loko
Monument to Anton Jobst in Žiri

Monument to Anton Jobst in Žiri

In the park in front of the primary school, there is a monument to the Slovene organist, choirmaster and composer, Anton Jobst.

Jobstova cesta, 4226, Žiri
Monument and Mausoleum to Ivana Tavčar in Visoko

Monument and Mausoleum to Ivana Tavčar in Visoko

On the estate there is a rustic mansion with a statue dedicated to the writer Ivan Tavčar. Nearby, on the edge of the forest, there is also the family tomb and a chapel.

Visoko pri Poljanah, 4220, Škofja Loka