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

The cave is situated on the Silická Plateau, 1 km to the southeast from the Silická Brezová. It was discovered by J. Majko with colleagues in 1946 through 19 m deep abyss, which opens to the underground riverbed passage. The cave is formed by river passage and several collapse halls and domes. One of them extends 65 m above the riverbed. In 1960, J. Jirásek penetrated through the water siphon, behind which he discovered spaces 360 m long. The cave ends with a flow through lake with water siphon. The length is 800 m. Cave fills are stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone curtains and lakes. The entrance adit was thirled later.

Milada Cave represents a ponor part of the Brezová-Kečovo underground hydrological system, which is formed in the Mesozoic Middle Triassic pale Wetterstein limestones of the Silica Nappe. The underground stream from the Milada Cave appears, after an unknown section, in the lower part of the Bezodná ľadnica Abyss, from where again through unknown spaces reaches the Kečovo spring.

This underground locality is an important wintering place for bats. From the 14 recorded species the dominating are Lesser Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros), Greater Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum) and Greater Mouse-Eared Bat (Myotis myotis). Irregularly occurs also the Mediterranean Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus euryale). The invertebrates are represented by cave isopod Mesoniscus graniger, troglophilic multipede Polydesmus denticulatus and others.



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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