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Idrija – the Heritage of Mercury








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LocationIdrija, North Primorska
Type: museum, mine, lake
Entrance fee: yes
Altitude: 326 m

Idrija – the Heritage of Mercury

At the word »Idrija« most of Slovenians first think of žlikrofi (typical local dish), laces and mercury. The latter had a crucial impact on the creation and development of Idrija where it all revolved around mining and production of this heavy metal for a number of years. Nowadays the mine is shut, none the less you can visit parts of shafts and try to identify wit...