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During our short stay , we visited this castle and the museum inside. The castle is very beautiful and well preserved , it can easily be reached on foot. It was built in the half of 16th century and is perched on the hill, dominating...More
Returning home we stoped here.The entrence fee is 5€,which is a bargain if you take all there is to see into acount.
The staff was very friendly, gave us a short intro into hoe people actualy found mercury in the region(by accident..😱) and sent us...More
Many museums are similar, but Idrija's history was unique for its development of mercury mining and lace making. The lace making exhibits were the best I've seen anywhere. There's still a lace making festival every year, but the mercury mines are now only open to...More
I usually get bored quickly in museums, but not in this circumstance. An helpful guy shows shortly the different sections at the entry. The most interesting rooms: the modern history of this troubled town (the six flags means the continuous chenges of nationality) and the...More
Building is a crown on the top of the city of mining. It is huge construction with four sides and inner yard. Smaller part of the building is music school, bigger part is local museum. Collections are far from local. They lead you through history...More
Set in the heart of town is this squat castle with a couple of turrets and a bridge over a canal. There were some nice views from the terrace over Idrija and the forested slopes that hemmed it in. The internal courtyard had an unusual...More
We stumbled across this Museum by spying it on the skyline as we passed through Idrija, Slovenia while returning from the Julian Alps. The castle is a wonderful, award-winning museum of what was once the second largest mercury mine in the world. One learns all...More