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Ochtinská Aragonite Cave - attractions in the surroundings

Gothic protestant church in Štítnik

Distance from the cave: 4,2 km | Type: Places of interest

Slovak Ore Mountains

Distance from the cave: 10,5 km | Type: Places of interest

The Slovak Ore Mountains have very varied relief. It consists of a set of mountain ranges, highlands, basins and flat surfaces. The highest part form the hills Stolica (1,476 m), Fabova hola (1,439 m), Kľak (1,409 m). The majority of the territory is covered by mixed forests. There are many plant species as well as animals like mamals and birds. It is a home of the wild cat, fox and marten.

Plešivecká Plateau

Distance from the cave: 10,8 km | Type: Places of interest

Betliar Manor House

Distance from the cave: 15,5 km | Type: Castles and chateaux

At the beginning of the 18th century Štefan Andrássy decided to build a manor house with corner bulwarks on foundations of an old castle from the 16th century. In 1792-1795 his successors rebuilt the manor house in the Classicistic style. 70 hectars large park with exotic trees and bushes, numerous Classicistic and Romantic buildings arose around the manor house. A forest surrounds the park.

The manor house lost its Classicistic design after it was rebuilt in 1880. It started to be used by hunters and nobles. Nowadays, in the manor house there is a museum of historical flat culture, furniture from the 15th - 17th century, classicistic and empire equipment. You can find there collections of paintings, portraits, a library with more than 20, 000 books, gun collections and hunter`s trophies, exotic souvenirs from all around the world esp. from Asia and Africa.

Mining museum in Rožňava

Distance from the cave: 16,3 km | Type: Places of interest

historical centre of Rožňava

Distance from the cave: 16,7 km | Type: City

Dobšiná

Distance from the cave: 17,8 km | Type: City

Old mining town where various metals and raw materials had been excavated since its establishment (after 1326) – silver, iron, copper, cobalt, nickel and mercury. Raw materials mining ended in the 19th century. The first blast furnace in Slovakia was built in Dobšiná in 1680. Metallurgical industry perished at the end of the 19th century. Northerly of the town, there is a water dam with hydropower station, pumping water as far as the Palcmanská Maša dam.

There are several Classicistic houses in the historical centre of the town. Dobšiná has a dominant building – originally late Gothic church from the 15th century. There is a Neorenaissance town hall from 1870 in the centre of the town and remains of forge, watermill and sawmill.

Silická Plateau

Distance from the cave: 18,3 km | Type: Places of interest

Kráľova Well 440 m

Distance from the cave: 20,5 km | Type: Places of interest

A strong spring rising from below the coarse-grained talus.

picture gallery of the Andrássy family in Krásnohorské Podhradie

Distance from the cave: 21,1 km | Type: Places of interest

News

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

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

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