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Aksamitka Cave

The cave is located in the Stará Ľubovňa district, in the cadastral territory of Haligovce. The entrance is situated on the southern slope of the Haligovské Rocks at elevation of 756 m. The cave is known from long ago. It is a fault-corrosion horizontal inactive cave 335 metres long. The main passage is 225 m long and vertical distance is 18 metres.

The cave is formed in dark grey Triassic limestones by water erosion and corrosion of atmospheric waters along the tectonic faults in NW-SE and SW-NE directions as well as along the interbed surfaces. The origin was also influenced by weathering and breakdown of loosened parts of rock material. Cave fills of various shapes and size, of white, brown, grey to dark grey colour is considerably devastated at present. The temperature ranges between 7-8°C.

A tip of reindeer antler and remains of blade industry were found on cave floor in 1874. The tip age was determined as Palaeolithic from the younger phase of the older Stone Age. These artefacts were left here probably by Magdalénien hunters at the end of the Pleistocene, so the back spaces of the cave couldn’t be sedimented because of its relatively small opening.

Eight bat species were recorded hibernating in the cave the dominant one is the Lesser Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros). Less abundant is the Greater Mouse-eared Bat (Myotis myotis). On the walls there are troglophilic spiders Meta menardi and Metellina merianae. The cave ins known from the palaeontological viewpoint by findings of skeleton remains of cave bears Ursus spelaeus.

News

Jasovská jaskyňa zatvorená

Oznamujeme návštevníkom, že z dôvodu rekonštrukcie prehliadkovej trasy bude Jasovská jaskyňa od 5. 9. 2022 pre verejnosť zatvorená. Predpokladáme, že práce budú ukončené do 3. 10. 2022. O tom, kedy bude jaskyňa znovu otvorená budeme včas informovať na webovej stránke. Za pochopenie ďakujeme.

Dear visitors, the Jasovska Cave will be closed from 5th September  2022 due to reconstruction of tourist path. We suppose reopening after the 3st October 2022. The exact date will be announced via our website. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Bystrianska jaskyňa zatvorená

Oznamujeme návštevníkom, že z dôvodu rekonštrukcie elektroinštalácie bude Bystrianska jaskyňa od 15. 8. 2022 pre verejnosť zatvorená. Predpokladáme, že práce budú ukončené do 15. 10. 2022. O tom, kedy bude jaskyňa znovu otvorená budeme včas informovať na webovej stránke. Za pochopenie ďakujeme.

Dear visitors, the Bystrianska Cave will be closed from 15. 8. 2022 due to electric installation reconstruction. We suppose reopening after 15. 10. 2022. The exact date will be announced via our website. We apologize for any inconvenience.

SHOW CAVES OPENED AGAIN

Dear visitors, our show caves are opened again from May 15, 2021 under the following restrictions: visitors must wear a face mask, disinfect hands and keep the required distance from each other. Details are stated in official country regulations and legislature. The number of visitors per admission is reduced. Thanks for understanding. We wish you a pleasant visit!

Underground boat trip in Domica Cave not available.

24.07.2018 Due to low yield of underground water the boat trip in Domica Cave is not available. The short tour is available. Thank you for understanding

Cave visit with small children

Dear visitors, due to increased visitation of parents with very small children (circa up to 3 - 4 years of age), we would like to kindly ask you to have a rucksack baby carrier with you for visiting the more demanding caves in given time. This recommendation concerns all caves but the most concerned are the following ones: Demänovská Cave of Liberty, Belianska Cave, Dobšinská Ice Cave, Demänovská Ice Cave, Harmanecká Cave. We also ask you to consider visiting the cave with your crying child, which could disturb the other visitors. Thank you for understanding and we wish you a nice experience.

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