State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic Slovak Caves Administration
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Hrušovská Cave

Situated on the eastern foothill of the Silická Plateau close to the Hrušov village. The cave was discovered by R. Boroš and T. Lazár in 1978. They penetrated underground through the upper passage of the Eveteš spring, which is occasionally flooded. The spring cave is formed by underground stream in the Mesozoic Middle Triassic pale Wetterstein limestones of the Silica Nappe in three developmental levels. The cave consists of mainly river modelled passages, which are in places widened into smaller halls and bigger collapse domes. The cave is 780 m long.

The flowstone fill is rich in eccentric large-crystal formations of calcite, as well as a big flowstone shield growing from the floor. Stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone curtains and other layers are also present. Cascades and waterfalls occur on the underground water course.

Four wintering bat species have been recorded from the cave by now, with the most numerous Greater Horseshoed Bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum), occasionally also the Mediterranean Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus euryale). Endemic form of cave beetle Duvalius bokori gellidus, known only from the Silická Plateau was found here. Various springtail species are living here as well.



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.

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.

Cave tour guides for download

Dear visitors, cave tour guides are available for download


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