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Caves in Slovakia

The mountains which occupy a considerable territory in Slovakia are an excellent place for skiing and sanitary rest. Thousands of tourists tend to get to Slovakia to get acquainted with the brightest place of interest in this country – with its caves.

There are several hundreds of caves in Slovakia. Nearly the tenth part from them is open for attendance. However those caves which are available to tourists nowadays are the best from the best: the most picturesque, the longest and the most legendary. The majority of caves are situated in National parks in Slovakia that is why the excursion promises except for the acquaintance with underground sceneries different beautiful views of Slovak nature “outside”.

The queen of Slovak caves is Dobshinskaya ice cave. It is situated on the territory of the reserve called Slovak Paradise. The ice which covers the walls of the cave creates the atmosphere of the castle of a Snowy Queen from the fairy tale by Andersen practically all the year round. A nature uniqueness of Dobshinskaya cave is under the protection of UNESCO. The cave is open for attendance from the middle of May till the beginning of October.

A set of Demenovskaya caves not far from the town Liptovski Mikulash is famous as the most extensive one in Slovakia. A cave of freedom with famous waterfalls and the biggest open space among Slovak caves – a Big Cathedral is considered to be its central object.

A variety of caves in Slovakia fascinates. A descent to the depths of Ohtinskaya cave of Slovak mine will give unforgettable impressions from the acquaintance with the bouquets of aragonite – a mineral which decorates the walls of the cave in a funny way. Yasovskaya cave (a reserve Slovak Karst) except for stalactite sculptures also offers the séances of treatment for those people who have an allergy to something and those ones who are asthmatic. You can see a big colony of bats in the cave of Domitca and besides you can have a ride on a boat along an underground river with a symbolic name Stics. The tours along the caves of Slovakia can become an excellent addition to a traditional vacation and will help to get an extra idea about Slovakia and its beauties.


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