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Caves

Slovakia is well known for its fascinating and colorful underground caves, attracting thousands of tourists every year from all over the world. The transformation of these precious caves occurred millions of years ago as a result of natural process with perfect formula for forming caves: water, air flow and the presence of limestone just to name a few. By some estimates, there are over 4,000 caves in Slovakia some of them still undiscovered, others are registered as national natural monuments or UNESCO heritage sites. Every cave is unique and interesting in its own way with a wide variety of natural formations. Let us take you on an adventurous visit to these amazing underground gems of SlovakiaChoose one of the following: UNESCO tour, Combine tour, The best of Slovakia tour, The best of Orava tour.

Demänovská Ice Cave

The cave entrance is located in the cliff Bašta on the northern side of the Low Tatras Mts., only two kilometers northerly from the Demänovská Cave of Liberty. Ice fill has been formed in the cave for the last 500 years and in combination with calcite decoration the cave offers a very interesting tour. 

Ochtinská Aragonite Cave

Is a specific phenomenon also from the world caves perspective, which attracts every visitor by its variability, wealth and beauty of aragonite fill. It is located on the northern slope of the Hrádok Hill in the Slovak Ore Mountains on the road between Štítnik and Jelšava, 26 km from Rožňava. It is the only one of its kind in Europe and stands out by aragonite fills of various forms.

Demänovská Cave of Liberty

Located on the northern side of the Low Tatras in the Demänovská Valley between Liptovský Mikuláš and known ski resort Jasná. The cave stands out by its unbelievable variety of colours and shapes of flowstone fills, unique calcite water lilies and other lacustrine forms of flowstone decoration.

Belianska Cave

The Belianska Cave, known by gold seekers as early as the first half of the 18th century, is located in an attractive environment of the Tatra National Park, in the eastern part of the national nature reserve Belianske Tatry. Pagoda stalagmites and flowstone waterfalls more than 50 m long dominate the show path.

Bystrianska Cave

Situated on the southern side of the Low Tatras close to the tourism centres Tále and Mýto pod Ďumbierom. The cave have an abyss character with dominating flowstone curtains hanging on calcite crusts. Some parts of the Bystrianska Cave are used for speleotherapy since 1971.

Dobšinská Ice Cave

The Dobšinská Ice Cave is situated in the Spiš-Gemer karst, in the national nature reserve Stratená, and by the character of glaciation belongs among the most important caves in the world. Ice fill occurs here in various forms and ice thickness reaches in some places 26 meters.

Domica Cave

Close to the state boundary with Hungary there is the Domica Cave, forming a single genetic unit with the Hungarian Baradla Cave. Except for the typical flowstone shields, drums and rimstone lakes, the visitors admire underground boat ride on the Styx River.

 

 

 

Driny Cave

Driny Cave is the only show cave in the western Slovakia. It is located in the Smolenice karst in the Lesser Carpathians, to the southwest of Smolenice. The mysterious hole in the earth was known for the local people already in the 19-th century, but only in 1932 they dared to enter underground. Flowstone draperies with indented facing are typical for this cave.

 

Gombasecká Cave

It is located between Rožňava and Plešivec in the Slovak Karst National Park and Biospheric Reserve. Dominant elements in the Gombasecká Cave are thin and hollow straw stalactites reaching the maximum length of about 3m and in some places they are so dense that they remind a stone rain.

Harmanecká Cave

A serpentine path leads from the state road in direction Banská Bystrica – Turčianske Teplice to the Harmanecká Cave. The entrance part called Izbica was known to local woodcutters and workers from long ago, however the cave was discovered only in 1932. White soft flowstone dominates the cave and it is one of the most important localities of bat occurrence in Slovakia.

Jasovská Cave

Jasovská Cave is located in the Medzev Upland in the western part of the Košice Basin. The cave became the first show cave in Slovakia in 1846, however the upper parts had been known as early as the 13th century and the inscription from 1452, which records the victory of Ján Jiskra’s from Brandýs military force, represents the oldest written mention in Slovak caves.

Važecká Cave

Located between Liptovský Mikuláš and Poprad. The cave represents an important palaeontological finding place of cave bear bones (Ursus spelaeus), which was bigger and heavier than present brown bear. The sculpture in life size is newly installed in the cave.

 

 

 

 
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