Experience the creativity of culture

The Škofja Loka area is the birthplace of Slovene impressionism. Here, between three mountain ranges, artists found a special light. Nature and the way of life have inspired the oldest writers of drama and many other authors. The heritage of centuries of creativity awaits you in museums and galleries. New achievements and experiences can be found in diverse centres of culture and art.

Museums and Galleries

The rich and unique historic, ethnologic, cultural and artistic heritage of the Škofja Loka area ensures that a visit to the area's museums and galleries is an interesting experience.

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Sokol Home

The carefully restored building, dedicated to culture, is the cultural centre of Škofja Loka. This is a place where lovers of culture meet, events are held, and culture thrives.

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Loka Stage

The Loka Stage is a theatre with a more than century-old tradition, where every year a number of world and Slovene dramas are staged.

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Sora Cinema

Since 2014 the Sora Cinema has a new image and digital equipment which enables the screening of the latest films, including in 3D.

The Sora Cinema is a member of the Europa Cinemas and the Art Cinema Networks, which is a guarantee that it screens quality and art films. 

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Šubic House

In the house in which the artists Janez and Jurij Šubic were born in the second half of the 19th century, under the guidance of their father, Stefan Šubic, a recognised carving workshop operated. Today in the house there is a permanent museum collection, an exhibition gallery, an artists' and sculptors' studio and a space for hosting events. Great attention is also placed on the cultural, creative and pedagogical programme.

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Grohar's House

The birth house of the painter Ivan Grohar lies in the idyllic high-lying village of Sorica. The house exhibits the Ivan Grohar Memorial Collection and gallery, as well as a collection of ethnographic objects, which were once used by local craftspeople and farmers.

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Capuchin Library

The Capuchin Library is considered one of the most valuable libraries in Slovenia, as it contains the Dalmatin Bible, incunabula and some other oldest Slovenian books. The library's most important exhibit is a manuscript of the Škofja Loka Passion from 1721, which is the oldest completely preserved Slovenian dramatic text, complete with director's footnotes.

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