State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic Slovak Caves Administration
Štátna ochrana prírody

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.


Card payment - recommendation

Dear visitors, we would like to inform you that due to the technical conditions of payment terminals, there may be situations when card payment will not be possible. For this reason, we recommend that you have an adequate amount of cash available if you want to be sure that you will be able to visit the cave. Thank you for understanding.

Demänovská jaskyňa slobody - long tour reopened from 1st July 2024

Dear visitors,

after a longer period we reopen the long tour in the Demänovska Cave of Liberty from the 1st of July 2024. The tour is open once a day at 13:15 from June to August (3 months) and at 13:00 during the rest of the opening days. Number of visitors is limited, the tour is demanding, with many steps and it takes more than one and a half hours. Cave temperature is around 7°C whole year round. We are looking forward to your visit. 

15. vedecká konferencia: "Výskum, využívanie a ochrana jaskýň" / 15th scientific conference "Research, utilization and protection of caves"

Konanie: 24.- 26. september 2024. Bližšie informácie o tomto podujatí nájdete na odkaze.

The conference will be held from September 24 to 26, 2024 in Liptovský Mikuláš. More on the link.

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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