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

The cave is in Martin district, in the cadastre of Dulice and in the Veľká Fatra National Park. The entrance is in the Došná Valley at elevation of 910 m. The cave is formed in the Triassic Gutenstein limestones of the Krížna Nappe – the sequence of the Veľký Bok. It is a fluviokarst–collapse horizontal cave with known length of 470 m.

The cave was discovered through a talus and wedged rocks in steeply ascending passage. The cave spaces are then widened and flowstone fill can be found on side walls in the form of white sphaerolithic shapes and cascade pools with cave pearls. They have interesting nub shape with 2-3 cm diameter. Cave name is derived from these pearls. The larger spaces in cave have stick stalagmites as much as 1,5 m high formed on fallen blocks or debris. Other parts of the cave have the ceiling parts richly filled with mighty sphaerolithic shapes and cudgel stalactites. These cave spaces are of snowwhite colour and some have groups of 5-6 short straw stalactites in the lower parts.

The mechanical fill of passages is prevailingly debris and rocky blocks, somewhere cemented with flowstone.



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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