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“Radovljica medeival town” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Radovljica Old Town

Radovljica Old Town
Linhartov trg 9, Radovljica 4240, Slovenia
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Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Radovljica
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“Radovljica medeival town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

made a really nice trip out for a few hours to admire the lovely square and old houses and take in the charm of the old town. easily reached by bus from other main towns between tourist area of lake Bled and Llubjana. A walk around would be the main square, a quick view of the old moat, down the lane to a viewpoint over the railway across to the mountains, walk on past the church. Visited the bee keeping museum after seeing the beehives out in the countryside. Surprisingly large museum and displays witht he history of local beekeeping. After staying in a busy tourist area it was nice to visit somewhere that gave a feel of the old Slovenia and rural life.

Visited July 2013
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“A lovely spot, but not well advertised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We took the tourist hop-on hop-off bus to Radovlica from Bled, but there are lots of ordinary buses from Bled to the town. It's a very pretty little place, with small museums, nice houses and good views. We didn't eat there, but the restaurants look good too. We did the guided tour (which is lkinked into the tourist bus) and our guide was enthusiastic and coped remarkably well with the heat and the fact that the church was locked!

It took me a bit of research to discover this town when looking up things to do in Bled, and I'm clearly not alone in finding it well-hidden since the tourist bus was almost deserted all day. A real shame, as the villages it links are all worth seeing.

Visited August 2013
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“Picturesque & Historic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

We spent two nights here with another couple and really enjoyed our stay. There was a local band on Friday night and a medieval and small antique fair on Sunday. The local church is beautiful. Ideal place for a short stroll and a treat at one of the little cafes that dot the square.

Visited August 2013
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“The Old Square”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Living in the square it is easy to become blaze about it,but I remember first entering over the moat and seeing the striking buildings and thinking "Yes! "I had found after many years, searching many countries, the place where I want to retire.
Radovljica was fortunate to be a wealthy town in16/17th century, on an important trade route, then it was by-passed and left frozen over 4/5 centurys. Many of the merchants houses were occupied by tradespeople often with animals. (We had a cow byre in our spare bedroom)
EU monies have helped to renovate the church and manor house to a high standard.
In the summer many concerts are held in the square, although it is often difficult to find what and when. Like so many things in this beautiful country the Slovenes seem determined to be secretive about their attractions.
The two restaurants in the square are Lectars, which is a little more expensive and caters more for tourists, with waiters in traditional costume, and Augustin- with Gregor an excentric giant of a man-and a beautiful outside terrace looking overlooking the mountains.
The food is good and substantial. If you have eaten in Slovenia before you will know you never leave a Gostilna hungry.Unfortunately they seldom do ambience.
One tip : around lunchtime 11-15.00ish most restaurants offer a malice (maleetse)
A 'workmans' two course lunch about 4-5 euro. With choice of 2 or 3 main courses.
This is not often advertised and tourist are usually given the a la carte menu.
Opposite Augustin is a coffee bar with fantastic cakes and icecream. An ideal place to sit in the sun and people-watch. If it is too hot (36C at the moment ) the bar on the right, towards the church is in shade with good beer or 'Radler",a refreshing mix of beer and grapefruit.
Please wander round the square slowly- (there is an organised tour ,check with info office at entrance to square.)
The small museum on right is interesting with english speaking guide, and of course the Bee museum and music school in the manor on the left has many interesting features to explore.
The Church is striking -- watching the workmen renovating the spire was inspiring !!! And frightening.
We find almost all our neighbours are friendly and most speak English.Ask them and they will always say "A little" and turn out to be fluent. Only the older people struggle and are more likely to know German. But they are helpful and interested in foreigners and unlike in some countries their friendliness is genuine.
Why have I not given 5 stars? Still work to be done on properties in square and still lack of energy in promotion and organisation and the making the most of the truly fantastic history, climate, views and ambience.

Visited July 2013
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“Simply beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Ok I'm biased because I live here, but Radovljica's old town really is beautiful. It's only small but it is one of the 3 best preserved medieval old town centres in Slovenia and full of interesting features as well as the fantastic views across to the Jelovica plateau, the Sava river and Triglav. Lots of people miss Radovljica and just head to Bled but it's worth making the short detour.

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