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Caves infrastructure

The Slovak Caves Administration looks after the spaces and facilities underground and in cave entrance buildings, including construction, maintenance and safe operation. These activities are provided from own sources and some of them are partially or entirely financed from the Structural Funds of the European Union.

Overview of projects for building or reconstruction of entrance building to show caves and underground infrastructure executed in the recent years:

Demänovská Cave of Liberty

Construction of sanitary facilities and buffet at the cave – 2001-2002

Demänovská Ice Cave

Reconstruction of the cave entrance building. Building of the first floor, widening the terrace, stabilizing and widening the path to cave – 2004-2005

Bystrianska Cave

Static securing of the rock portal over the cave exit – 2004

Dobšinská Ice Cave

European union flagReconstruction of the show path in cave from stainless steel material. Project partially reimbursed by the Structural funds of the European Union – 2004-2008.

Reconstruction of the show path in cave from stainless steel material.

Domica Cave

European union flagModern information centre of environmental education for cave and nature protection. Building of a shelter close to entrance building, with adjustment of terrain. Project partially reimbursed by the Structural funds of the European Union – 2005.

Driny Cave

Construction of water connection and water treatment station for the cave entrance building – 2005-2006

Gombasecká Cave

Complete reconstruction of electrical installation in cave, change of distributors, electrical lines, lighting. Project realized in two phases – 2004-2005.

European union flagAdaptations of cave entrance. Roofing the terrace, pavement, changing of doors and handrails.  Project partially reimbursed by the Structural funds of the European Union – 2005.

Adaptations of cave entrance.Adaptations of cave entrance.

Harmanecká Cave

The construction of a new entrance building including engineering networks – 2003-2005

The construction of a new entrance building including engineering networks – 2003-2005.The construction of a new entrance building including engineering networks – 2003-2005.

Jasovská Cave

Securing the rocky portal above the entrance building and pathway. Construction of barriers and blasting of a rocky part. – 2003

European union flagChange of doors and lattices in entrances of 8 show caves. Project partially reimbursed by the Structural funds of the European Union – 2005-2007.

Change of doors and lattices in entrances of 8 show caves.

News

Demänovská jaskyňa slobody zatvorená

Oznamujeme návštevníkom, že z dôvodu rekonštrukcie elektroinštalácie bude Demänovská jaskyňa slobody od 17. 10. 2022 pre verejnosť zatvorená. O tom, kedy bude jaskyňa znovu otvorená budeme včas informovať na webovej stránke. Za pochopenie ďakujeme.

Dear visitors, the Demänovská Cave of Liberty will be closed from 17. 10. 2022 due to electric installation reconstruction. The exact date of reopening will be announced via our website. We apologize for any inconvenience.

SHOW CAVES OPENED AGAIN

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.

24.07.2018 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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