THE LEŠE COAL MINE – THE FRANCISCUS TUNNEL ENTRANCE

The technical cultural heritage of Leše is connected to the rich working-class history, with the coal mine having been in operation for 118 years. Many a villager earned a living by working in the mine, and therefore the village expanded by constructing various types of buildings for work, the workers, and their families. The Franciscus Tunnel is located between Prevalje and Leše and is the only preserved entrance to the former Leše Coal Mine.

A memorial collection is displayed in the centre of the village, and the old feel of the mining past is still present through Ana's Boarding House, Čop's villa, a memorial to miners, as well as a well-preserved summons house. The bell in the summons-house tower will greet you upon your arrival like it used to summon miners to work in the past.

Photo: KD Leše