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JASOVSKÁ CAVE Jasov

JASOVSKÁ CAVE

Jasov (area: Slovak Karst, region: Kosice and surroundings)

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. It is located on the most eastern projection of the Slovak Karst, in the Medzev Upland close to the eastern edge of the Jasovská Plateau, on the western side of the Jasov village. The lower entrance to cave is on the right...

Museum of Prehistory - Prepoštská jaskyňa Cave Bojnice

Museum of Prehistory - Prepoštská jaskyňa Cave

Bojnice (area: Strazov Mountains, region: Upper Neutra)

Bojnice is considered a jewel of the primeval history, the most valuable Neanderthal prehistoric man site in Slovakia. Museum of prehistory located on the original site inhabited with Neanderthals in prehistoric times (area of the travertine Prepost cave), in an interesting form elucidates their life: which stone tools they were able to produce, what they ate, how they hunted animals, what they wore, how they your shared work in prehistoric gang in order to survive ... Archeologists consider Bojnice as the richest Paleolithic site of Slovak history. Amount of chipped stone tools were discovered...

Belianska Cave Tatranská Kotlina

Belianska Cave

Tatranská Kotlina (area: Belianske Tatras, region: High Tatras)

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. The cave is located on the northern slope of the Kobylí Hill in the eastern part of the Belianske Tatras Mts. It lies in the national nature reserve Belianske Tatras within the territory of the Tatra National Park. Forest road to the Belianska Cave leads from the Tatranská Kotlina...

Bojnice Castle Cave Bojnice

Bojnice Castle Cave

Bojnice (area: Strazov Mountains, region: Upper Neutra)

Bojnice Castle Cave is a natural travertine cave with a diameter of 22 m and a height of 6 m, located 26 meters below the level of the fourth courtyard of the Bojnice Castle. The cave was formed by effects of atmospheric precipitation of water that flowed in here through craters and outside cracks in the middle of the travertine. In the cave there are two ponds, which are probably linked to others in other underground areas which this travertine heap is rich in. foto: www.fotogross.sk

BYSTRIANSKA CAVE Bystrá

BYSTRIANSKA CAVE

Bystrá (area: Chopok south, region: Upper Hron River )

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. The cave is located in the ponor zone of the Bystrá-Valaská Karst in the Bystrá foothills of the Horehronské podolie, on the southern edge of the Bystrá village, nearby the recreational resort Tále and on the southern slope of the Low Tatras. Cave entrance is at 565 m elevation above the sea, on the foot of the NW...

Demänovská cave of Liberty Demänovská Dolina

Demänovská cave of Liberty

Demänovská Dolina (area: Demanovska Valley and surroundings, region: Liptov)

The cave is located 13 km southerly from the city of Liptovský Mikuláš, in the Low Tatras Mts., on the right side of the Demänovská Valley, several kilometers below the known skiing resort Jasná. A serpent path from the parking place to the cave is 400 m long with elevation span of 67m. The ascent to cave takes 10 - 15 min and serves as an educational trail at the same time. Traditional tour is 1,150 m long with vertical span of 86 m. There are 913 steps on the path. Exclusive (long) tour is 2,150 m long and the same elevation span and 1,118  steps. The length of traditional tour is 60...

Demänovská Ice Cave Demänovská Dolina

Demänovská Ice Cave

Demänovská Dolina (area: Demanovska Valley and surroundings, region: Liptov)

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. It is located on the right side of the Demänovská Valley and the northern side of the Low Tatras Mts., in the national nature reserve Demänovská Valley and in the territory of the Low Tatras National Park. The entrance is in the cliff Bašta at elevation of 840 m, about 90 m above the valley...

Dobšinská Ice Cave Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa (Dobsinska Ice Cave)

Dobšinská Ice Cave

Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa (Dobsinska Ice Cave) (area: Slovak Paradise, region: Gemer)

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. The cave is located on the south-western edge of the Slovak Paradise National Park in the Spiš-Gemer karst. Cave entrance is on the northern slope of the Duča Hill at elevation of 969 m, 130 m above the bottom of the Hnilec Valley. You can get to cave from the Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa settlement in the Slovak...

GOMBASECKÁ CAVE Plešivec

GOMBASECKÁ CAVE

Plešivec (area: Slovak Karst, region: Gemer)

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. It is situated on the western foothill of the Silická Plateau in the Slovak Karst National Park. Cave entrance is located 11 m above the Black Resurgence  at elevation of 250 m above the sea. The cave is located 10 km southerly from Rožňava, on the left hand side of the Slaná River canyon, between Rožňava...

HARMANECKÁ CAVE Harmanec

HARMANECKÁ CAVE

Harmanec (area: Great Fatra , region: Upper Hron River )

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. It is located in the valley of Harmanec to the northwest from Banská Bystrica, in the southern part of the Great Fatra Mts. Cave entrance is on the northern side of Kotolnica at elevation of 821 m, and 260 m above the bottom...

Certova Pec (Cave) Radošina

Certova Pec (Cave)

Radošina (area: Považský Inovec, region: Upper Neutra)

Certova Pec (Devil furnace) is a small karsts cave in the mountains Považský Inovec. Signs of the oldest cave settlements in Slovakia were found right in this cave. It was created by karstic alterations of dolomite limestone. The cave is 27 meters long and mutually interconnecting. It represents a precious archaeological and paleontological site with evidence of multiple Paleolithic settlements. The cave is situated in the cadastral territory of the village Radosina, at the foot of the hill Nad Lipovcom, about 8 km from the town of Piestany on the road to Topoľčany, at altitude of 253 m...

DOMICA CAVE Dlhá Ves

DOMICA CAVE

Dlhá Ves (area: Slovak Karst, region: Gemer)

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. Located on the south-western edge of the Silická Plateau in the Slovak Karst National Park, 10 km to the south-east from Plešivec (village between Rožňava and Tornaľa), close to the state border with Hungary. Cave entrance is on the southern foothill of Domica Hill at elevation of 339 m. The short tour is 780 m long, the long tour (without...

DRINY CAVE Smolenice

DRINY CAVE

Smolenice (area: Little Carpathians, region: Lower Povazie)

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. It is the only show cave in the Western Slovakia. It is located in the Smolenice Karst in the Lesser Carpathians Mountains, south-westerly from Smolenice, in the Trnava district and near the recreation resort Jahodník. The cave lies...

Dead Bats Cave Jarabá

Dead Bats Cave

Jarabá (area: Čertovica, region: Upper Hron River )

Bad Hole cave Lipovce

Bad Hole cave

Lipovce (region: Saris)

Bad-Hole cave near Lipovce village is the only cave in the Presov region open to the public. In the local dialect it is known as Zla Dzura. Visitors experience a unique descent to the mysterious depths of this cave. Accompanied with a guide, they are equipped with protective helmets and traditional cavern carbide lamps as the cave has no electricity. Basic Route lasts about 40 minutes. The difficulty of the route: easy. Available also for children or older people (the youngest visitor so far was 6 weeks old, the oldest was 84). It is recommended to wear a trekking shoes and warm clothes, because...

Krásnohorská Cave Krásnohorská Dlhá Lúka

Krásnohorská Cave

Krásnohorská Dlhá Lúka (area: Slovak Karst, region: Gemer)

Ochtinska Aragonite Cave Ochtiná

Ochtinska Aragonite Cave

Ochtiná (area: Revúcka vrchovina, region: Gemer)

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. It is located in the Ochtiná cryptokarst on the north-western slope of the Hrádok Hill in the Revúcka Highland between Jelšava and Štítnik. Entrance adit leads to the cave at...

Stanišovská Cave Liptovský Ján

Stanišovská Cave

Liptovský Ján (area: Jánska valley, region: Liptov)

VAŽECKÁ CAVE Važec

VAŽECKÁ CAVE

Važec (region: Liptov)

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. It is located in the Važecký Karst on the contact of the Kozie chrbty with the Liptovská Basin, on the western edge of Važec village. Cave entrance is 8 m above the bottomland of Biely Váh, at elevation of 784 m. The parking is immediately at the cave. The length of show path is 235 metres, vertical distance 5 metres, 88 steps. The...

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