"Famous for mercury and lace" Idrija by himalia11
Idrija Travel Guide: 38 reviews and 53 photos
Idrija is situated in the northwest of Slovenia, about 1 hour drive from Ljubljana, in a picturesque landscape, enclosed by several hills. It’s known for its mercury mine and for the lace. There’s a Lace Festival each year end of August. You'll find in Idrija a very good museum in the castle, the Anthony mine is open to visitors, and also closeby, you can visit a Partisan Hospital and Partisan Printery, as well as an old water pump and a green lake.
The mine in Idrija has been the second largest mercury mine of the world. In 1500, the Anthony mine was opened and as... more travel advice
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