Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija

Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija

Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija is a joint UNESCO World Heritage site in Almadén, Spain, and Idrija, Slovenia.

The property encompasses two mercury mining sites. In Almadén mercury has been extracted since Antiquity, while in Idrija it was first found in 1490 A.D. The Almadén site includes buildings relating to its mining history, including Retamar Castle, religious buildings and traditional dwellings. The site in Idrija notably features mercury stores and infrastructure, as well as miners’ living quarters, and a miners’ theatre. The sites bear testimony to the intercontinental trade in mercury which generated important exchanges between Europe and America over the centuries. The two sites represent the two largest mercury mines in the world and were operational until recent times.

Outline
Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija is a joint UNESCO World Heritage site in Almadén, Spain, and Idrija, Slovenia.

Recommended world heritage video

  1. Episcopal City of Albi

    Episcopal City of Albi

  2. Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna

    Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna

  3. Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

    Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

  1. Medieval City of Rhodes

    Medieval City of Rhodes

  2. Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns

    Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns

  3. Wachau Cultural Landscape

    Wachau Cultural Landscape

  1. Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville

    Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville

  2. Wachau Cultural Landscape

    Wachau Cultural Landscape

  3. Tower of Hercules

    Tower of Hercules

  1. Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent

    Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent

  2. Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin

    Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin

  3. Old Rauma

    Old Rauma

  1. Works of Antoni Gaudí

    Works of Antoni Gaudí

  2. Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza

    Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza

  3. Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay

    Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay

  1. Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow

    Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow

  2. San Millán Yuso and Suso Monasteries

    San Millán Yuso and Suso Monasteries

  3. Wieliczka Salt Mine

    Wieliczka Salt Mine

  1. Monastic Island of Reichenau

    Monastic Island of Reichenau

  2. Warszawa

    Warszawa

  3. Antonine Wall

    Antonine Wall

  1. The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes

    The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes

  2. Levoča, Spišský Hrad and the Associated Cultural Monuments

    Levoča, Spišský Hrad and the Associated Cultural Monuments

  3. Alhambra

    Alhambra

  1. Pienza

    Pienza

  2. Our Lady of Ljeviš

    Our Lady of Ljeviš

  3. Acropolis, Athens

    Acropolis, Athens

  1. Limes

    Limes

  2. Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne

    Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne

  3. Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System

    Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System

  1. Seventeenth-century canal ring area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht

    Seventeenth-century canal ring area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht

  2. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces

    Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces

  3. Acropolis of Athens

    Acropolis of Athens

  1. Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct

    Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct

  2. Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork

    Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork

  3. Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims

    Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims

  1. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto)

    Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto)

  2. Porto Venere

    Porto Venere

  3. Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island

    Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island

facebook comments
Comment
To the Top