About Geopark

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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