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  • Klavže water barriers - slovenian piramids (photo: RŽS Archive)
    Visit the monumental klavže water barriers
  • Geopark Idrija (photo: Archive RŽS Idrija)
    Read about Geopark Idrija
  • Hacquetia epipactis (photo: Mojca Gorjup Kavčič)
    Find a typical plants
  • Mercury (photo: Archive RŽS Idrija)
    Meet the only liquid metal at room temperature
  • Omphalodes verna (photo: Martina Stupar)
    Enjoy the unspoiled nature
  • Sinsediment cinnabar ore (photo: Archive RŽS Idrija)
    Visit and know the unique mercury ore deposit
  • Rovtar peak (photo: Mojca Gorjup Kavčič)
    Enjoy the genuine nature
  • Dynamic world of the Idrija hills (photo: Mojca Gorjup Kavčič)
    Explore the dynamic world
  • Climber on her way to Javornik (photo: MGK)
    Climb to the peaks and enjoy the view
  • Miner\'s House (photo: Dunja Wedam STO)
    Know the life of typical miner in Idrija
  • Megalodontide limestone (photo: Martina Stupar)
    Know the wonderful world of fossils and rocks
  • Yellow Lady\'s Slipper (photo: Anka Vončina)
    Find the habitats of typical plants
  • Ladinian beds (photo: Mojca Gorjup Kavčič)
    Meet and explore interesting geology
  • Klavže watter barrier (photo: MGK)
    Meet the technological mirracle of its time
  • Outdoor activities (photo: Urban Šlabnik)
    Relax in nature
  • Wild Lake (photo: Archive RŽS Idrija)
    Cave, spring and lake in one
  • Wild lake (photo: Arhive RŽS Idrija)
    Visit the first natural monument
  • Idrija Lace (photo: Dunja Wedam STO)
    Try yourself in making lace
  • Frog in the Bedrova grapa (photo: Mojca Gorjup Kavčič)
    Enjoy the unspoiled nature
  • Gewerkenegg castle (photo: Archive Municipality of Idrija)
    Monument of national importance
  • The Idrija Geopark lies in the western part of Slovenia and comprises the area of the municipality of Idrija. The town of Idrija is reputed primarily for having the second largest mercury mine in the world. The area of the Geopark has an extremely diversified morphology, featuring deep and narrow ravines and gorges, as well as vast, high-lying, karstified plateaus, which is due to its position at the meeting point of the alpine and Karst worlds. The Idrija Geopark follows the basic concept of geoparks: to unite the protection, promotion and marketing of geological heritage that is, precisely at this location, unique on an international scale. It unites the richness of geological and other natural and cultural heritage with traditional cuisine, domestic arts and crafts, services and tourist attractions which the area can offer to visitors. More ...

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    The UNESCO Global Geopark Idrija week 2016 - a review

    Tuesday, 28. june 2016

    Geopark Idrija organised the UNESCO Global Geopark Idrija Week from May 20 to June 5. It is an event pursued by all 69 geoparks in the network and...

    ALONG THE RAKE - FOLLOWING THE TRAIL OF IDRIJA'S NATURAL SCIENTISTS

    Wednesday, 16. december 2015

    In November, the new Geopark Idrija's trail guide in slovene and english language was published. This time the guide is dedicated to Along the Rake...

    ALONG THE RAKE - FOLLOWING THE TRAIL OF IDRIJA'S NATURAL SCIENTISTS

    Wednesday, 16. december 2015

    In November, the new Geopark Idrija's trail guide in slovene and english language was published. This time the guide is dedicated to Along the Rake...

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