Exploring the Small town of Radovljica!!! What a gem!!!
There were so many small hidden gems to explore near Lake Bled and one of them was definitely was the stunning town of Radovljica.
Radovljica is a quaint medieval town that had so much charm. Walking through the old area was like stepping way back in time. We were drawn in by its historical beauty. The streets were also free of tourists when we visited which added to the tranquil appeal. Radovljica old town is one of the best preserved towns in Slovenia. It’s building and houses date back to the 15th century.
Man sized chocolate coated lollipops decorated the roundabout as we entered the old town. A vintage store call Trgovina Nostalgia took our eye. This was full of beautiful old musical items and many vintage treasures which were reasonably priced but the items I fell in love with were too big for my bag. We ended up buying a beautiful vintage beer stein which had a wild boar’s head as a lid. The owner was wonderful to chat with.
A standout in the old town was the traditional Slovenian family house ‘Lectar’ which was over 500 years old. It was a work of art full of timber beams and beautiful decorated. It is a restaurant and out the back there are the most jaw dropping views over the town.
The staff were extremely friendly and dressed in traditional clothing. We followed the steps down to the famous Gingerbread Museum and were luck to watch a demonstration. These delicious heart shaped traditional honey bread biscuits are seen as a token of love. We really enjoyed visiting this treasure.
We visited the Church and explored the old streets.
The views of the roofs were just stunning.
Rob spotted the first signs of summer fruit growing on the local grapevine. Another first for us!!! We hit the road to head to our next stay in the capital of Slovenia Ljubljana.