In the old town centre we can see the St. Ahacij Square with the baroque fountain, where was discovered rich mercury ore, mining theatre and mining magazine, Town Hall and Lace School Idrija in the Town Square, Franciska's Shaft, Church of the Holy Trinity, first Secondary School, Scopoli's House, who was the first Idrija's medicine doctor, Miner's House, chapel, public aquarium and much more. Old town centre Idrija has beside the oldest St. Ahacij Square, newest Town Square, also the Scopoli Square and Aumeski Square, which is named by the French cist Aumetz, which is twinned with Idrija. Lace School Idrija is responsible for preserving the knowledge of many elements and techniques of lace making. Idrija is also known for its local food speciality called idrijski zlikrofi, which is prepared from dough and stuffed with special potato stuffing and hand made. Idrija's mining band is one with the longest tradition in Slovenia. Above the old town centre proudly raises the Castle Gewerkenegg, which was built in the 16th century and was for centuries the seat of the mining administration and place for storage of mercury. Here was a center of trade of mercury in Idrija. Today is the castle seat of the Municipal Museum Idrija with its permanent exhibition named Five centuries of the mercury mine and the town of Idrija. On a hill above Idrija is the Church of St. Anthony with Calvary and from here is a beautiful view to the newest part of the town and surroundings.
Idrija Old Town Centre
Administrative Building of the mercury mine
Miner's House near Franciska's Shaft
Aumeski Square (Rozna Street) in Idrija
Monument for victims of mine's fire in year 1846
Church of the Holy Trinity in Idrija
Church of the Holy Trinity
Secondary school in Idrija
Secondary school "realka"
First Slovene Secondary school - Nowadays high school Gimnazija Jurija...
Memorial plate First Slovene Secondary School 1901 - 1926
Old Town Centre of Idrija from Castle Gewerke...
Scopoli's House - Svica and well with miner
Chapel and public aquarium on the crossing of...
Well with the statue of miner
Magazin - Mine granary
Entrance into Theatre
Fountain with four fishes
Anthony's shaft - Selstev
Monument on Town Square in Idrija
Cipka (Lace) art 2000
Pri crnem orlu
Lace School Idrija
Municipality: IDRIJA (11757 population)
Settlements in the municipality:
Idrija (5839 population), Spodnja Idrija (1414), Godovič (725), Črni Vrh (692), Zadlog (283),
Spodnja Kanomlja (250), Vojsko (238), Srednja Kanomlja (155), Predgriže (152), Dole (139), Gorenja Kanomlja (134), Čekovnik (134), Idrijske Krnice (133), Zavratec (131), Jelični Vrh (121), Gorenji Vrsnik (119), Gore (117), Lome (110), Ledine (93), Idrijski Log (83), Govejk (82), Idrijska Bela (71), Ledinske Krnice (70), Razpotje (69), Masore (65), Mrzli Vrh (55), Spodnji Vrsnik (46), Idršek (38), Pečnik (34), Korita (26), Ledinsko Razpotje (26), Potok (24), Mrzli Log (24), Žirovnica (23), Strmec (22), Rejcov Grič (13), Kanji Dol (6), Javornik (1)