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Antonij's shaft

Antonij's shaft, Idrija
  • Antonij's shaft, Idrija


Antonij's shaft - presentation

In the old city center of Idrija stands the imposing Šelstev building where miners once gathered before descending into the dark tunnels of the mercury mine.


Today, visitors to the building can watch a multimedia presentation of the life and work of the miners and the mine's historical development.


Built in 1500, Antonij's shaft is the second oldest mine entrance in Europe. It is an entrance to an underground world of mercury, created by the miners of Idrija. At the end of the shaft is the chapel of the Holy Trinity from the 18th century, the only underground religious building in Slovenia.


Other interesting sights in the mine include a descent down a blind shaft, Attems's shaft and a detailed presentation of different mine activities.


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