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Idrija Mercury Mine

Bazovishka ulica 2, Idrija 5280, Slovenia
+386 31 810 194
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Bazovishka ulica 2, Idrija 5280, Slovenia
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+386 31 810 194
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"guided tour"
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"interesting visit"
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"unesco heritage"
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"worth a visit"
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"take pictures"
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"underground world"
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"great experience"
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"history"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The biggest in Europe and second biggest in world mercury mine is for sure worth to visit. In hot days it’s a nice refreshing place to be.

Thank amajsen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tour guide cost 10€ but worth each penny. The tour guide helps 1.5 hours and really interesting ,in my opinion it’s a must see visit spot. Don’t miss the tour in the Mercury mines which is excavated for 500 years!

Thank Alex S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in this area, swing by to learn about the mining industry. They show a video that gives you a little background before heading in the mines. Don't forget to wear sneakers because some parts can be slippery. We walked down into the...More

Thank su2doz
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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

It was a great experience to walk in the old mine. The guide did a great job and was very informative. The tour is good for all ages. I think everyone should come and see this mine.

Thank Majken_65101
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We thought it would be cool to visit a mine on a warm day. We were right. The staff were a couple of young girls with a lively sense of humor. One of them took us down below to tell us about the man made...More

Thank hgesink
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Reviewed June 5, 2018

The mines and the history of them is very interesting. You can visit them with guides tours only. (It is recommended to check the times for the tours online before going there as they have certain times.) The tour we had was very informative and...More

Thank holiday0303
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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

We didn't plan on doing this but are so glad we stumbled onto it!! €10 for a 1.5 hr guided tour down into the mine and video explaining history. Really fascinating!! Ok for kids, just need to be able to climb 100 stAirs or so...didn't...More

Thank emily b
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Excellent museum or, better to say a mine turned into amuseum. The short movie at the begining gives you a real insight into miners' life. After that you head downstairs deeply into the ground. The whole visit lasts about an hour. The guide is packed...More

Thank barbara_uNovaGorica
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

If you are a technical person and you have an interest about this things, than you will like that mine. There you could see how Mercury was made from down under into a this time very needed part of industry. Before visiting, it's better that...More

Thank Borut A
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

In 1492, America was discovered by Christophe Columbus (1492), everybody know that, the same year, Granada was finally liberated by Isabelle of Castilla from the Nasrid dynasty Arabic, few peoples know that. But two years earlier, In 1490 the first natural liquid mercury (Hg) was...More

Thank Jean-Jacques R
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