World Heritage Sites in Slovenia


Skocjan Caves

(45.67 N 14.00 E)

These caves have been formed by the Reka river, the terrestrial section of which ends at the great Mahorcic Cave below Skocjan village. The caves represent a well preserved and unique example of karsitc (limestone) erosion and underground river galleries.


Prehistoric Pile Dwellings Around the Alps

(47.278 N 8.208 E)

Joint listing with Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, and Switzerland. This property includes 111 small individual sites with the remains of prehistoric pile-dwelling (or stilt house) settlements in and around the Alps built from around 5000 to 500 B.C.


Heritage of Mercury Mining: Almaden and Idrija

(46.013 N 14.029 E)

The property includes the mining sites of Almaden (Spain), where mercury (quicksilver) has been extracted since antiquity, and Idrija (Slovenia), where mercury was first found in 1490 AD. Together they represent the two largest mercury mines in the world, operational until recent times.



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Last Updated: August 16, 2015