Idrija – a town of mercury, lace and žlikrofi
Idrija is a UNESCO-listed heritage town. Firstly this is because of the heritage of the mercury mine, featuring the famous Anthony’s Shaft, the oldest preserved entrance to the mine, inscribed onto the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. And secondly it is due to the tradition of lacemaking, which has made it onto the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List as well. Lacemaking is also present elsewhere in Slovenia, but Idrija lace is recognised as a special type of bobbin lace. Meanwhile, Idrija is also famous for its culinary delicacy of small dumplings, called žlikrofi in Slovenian.