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

Prepoštská Cave

The cave is located in the Hornonitrianska Basin in the Prievidza district and territory of Bojnice town, on the edge of larger cascade so called Parsonage Travertine Mound just below the historic centre of the town.

The entrance is at elevation of 242 m, 11 m above the present small lake in the patronage garden. It has a character of a rocky overhang, which is about 12 m wide and 4,5 to 8 m high. Internal space reaches only 6 m with a narrow 8 m long passage on the north-eastern side, filled with partly broken pea stalagmites.

The cave was formed by the activity of so called constructive waterfalls, which gradually formed the travertine layers precipitating from thermal springs. The settlement of the cave was predetermined by favourable natural conditions at the and of the last northern glaciation. This was confirmed by findings of animal skeleton remains living at that time, which were a good prey for the human ancestors living here.

Several archaeological researches in the cave showed the presence of the Middle Paleolithic Moustérien Culture, represented by the primaeval man of Neanderthal type. This fact classified the Prepoštská Cave among the important sites not only in Slovakia but also in the Central Europe.


Demänovská jaskyňa slobody - veľký okruh mimo prevádzky / long tour closed

Vážení návštevníci, 

prevádzkovanie veľkého okruhu v Demänovskej jaskyni slobody je dočasne pozastavené kvôli prebiehajúcim rekonštrukčným prácam na priľahlých úsekoch jaskyne. Predpokladané znovuotvorenie je v druhej polovici roka 2024. Ospravedlňujeme sa za prípadné nepríjemnosti.

Dear visitors,

operation of the long tour in the Demänovska Cave of Liberty is temporarily suspended due to ongoing reconstruction work in adjacent cave parts. We assume reopening in the second half of the year 2024. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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.

Underground boat trip in Domica Cave not available.

Due to adverse conditions, 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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