Tourist attractions in Slovakia

Slovak opal mines

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Zámutov - area: Slanske vrchy - region: Upper Zemplin

Type of interest: Museums and technical monuments

Slovak opal mines can be found in eastern Slovakia on the territory of Slanské vrchy. They are situated 20 km southeast of Prešov, between the villages of Červenica and Zlatá Baňa.

Opal mines have been known around the world since the 16th century. The largest opal called Harlequin was found in 1775 in a stream in the village of Červenica. Its weight is almost 600 grams. It is currently housed in the Natural History Museum in Vienna.

The golden age of opal mines near the village of Červenica today is reminiscent of the reconstructed entrance to the tunnel. Slovak opal is stored in the center of Prešov in Caraff Prison. The permanent exhibition is called Prešov - the city of Opal.

The opal mine has come to life since ancient times and you can take a tour of the mining work with the following exhibits:

Variety of opal
Mineral minerals of opal mines
Black limonite room
Large relaxation hall
Staircase room
Mining measuring devices and trolleys
You can book a tour of the opal mine by phone or email. The tour circuit is 1280 meters long. The entrance and exit are at the same altitude. The stay in the mining underground spaces lasts approximately 45 to 60 minutes. The temperature in the mine during the year ranges from 0.5 ° C to 6.4 ° C.

Opening Hours
Monday - Sunday
Admission: 9:30, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30

Entrance fee
1-5 visitors 50, - €
6-10 visitors 90, - €
11-15 visitors 130, - €
15-20 visitors 150, - €
The maximum number of visitors per entry is 20 people. Admission is allowed for children 6 years old.

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Address Červenica,
082 07 Zamutov
Phone +421 51... Show contacts
Phone +421 51 772 58 96
+421 948 450 321
GPS N48.9071°
Date of last change 06. 05. 2020
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