The Mežica Lead and Zinc Mine is one of the oldest
mines in this part of Europe. The mine between Mt. Peca and the Uršlja Gora
Mountain was in operation for over 330 years. In those years, over 1,000
kilometres of tunnels were constructed by miners. The generations of today have
therefore been left with a rich technical, natural, and cultural heritage,
attracting and appealing to the visitors of the mine.
The adventurous ride in mining wagons, which were
used for taking miners to work underground, takes you through the 3.5
kilometre-long Glančnik Tunnel right to the centre of Mt. Peca. In the guided
tour, you can learn about the history of mining from the mine's opening until
its closing. A venue for occasional concerts and other cultural events is also
In front of the entrance to the mine, at the former
mine administration house in Glančnik, built as a commercial and residential
building in 1928, a rich collection of rocks, minerals, mining photographs and
objects are on display, as well as a miner's lodging from the period between
World War I and World War II.