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Belianska Cave - attractions in the surroundings

Ždiar

Distance from the cave: 5,9 km | Type: City

Ždiar village is situated in the Ždiarske podolie in the valley of Biela. A part of the territory is on the slopes of the Spišská Magura Mts. the village lures the fans of winter sports and tourism, with excellent skiing terrains and good infrastructure. At present the village has 1,307 inhabitants and the territory of 2,020 hectars.

Ždiarska chamber.

Belianske Tatras

Distance from the cave: 6,3 km | Type: Zaujímavé miesto, Lyžovanie a turistika

The mountain range is formed by a distinct 14 km long limestone ridge, spreading in east-west direction, lying almost perpendicularly to the ridge of the High Tatras. The mountain range has no tarn but despite it is considered one of the most beautiful and naturally richest part of the Tatra Mountains. Nutritious limestone soils offer here much diversified flora as compared with the High Tatras. Let us mention the most typical flower – alpine edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum).

Tourism, skiing – Ždiar, Bachledova Valley, Jezersko.

Tatranská Lomnica

Distance from the cave: 7,3 km | Type: City

Important tourist-recreational centre on the road of Freedom, starting point to central and eastern part of the High Tatras. Tatranská Lomnica was established in 1892 in the territory of Veľká Lomnica by the Ugrian Forest Treasury as the first climatic locality in the High Tatras. The settlement is a seat of the State Forests of the Tatra National Park administration (TANAP). Since 1968 is their research station and museum located in the building, for which the designer Pavol Merjavý won the prize of Dušan Jurkovič.

The cableway to the Lomnický Peak, Museum of TANAP.

Spišská Belá

Distance from the cave: 11,4 km | Type: City

The town of Spišská Belá is located in the northern part of the Popradská Basin, at elevation of 631 m. Its territory consists of the Belianske Tatry Mts. and plain part of the basin, with brooks and streams flowing across. One of them – Belá – gave the town its name.

Petzval’s Museum.

Kežmarok

Distance from the cave: 13,3 km | Type: City

Is the seat of district and one of the Spiš' centers of cultural life and tourism of the below-Tatra region. More than seven centuries are reflected in the architecture, which contains every building style – Roman, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. A curiosity is the urbanistic arrangement of the square of fork shape with the town hall in the centre and terminated by the castle. Kežmarok is one of the significant town monument reserves of Slovakia with many historical monuments.

Strážky manor house, Kežmarský castle.

High Tatras

Distance from the cave: 14,7 km | Type: Places of interest


High Tatras mountains are located in the northern part of Slovakia, on the border with Poland. The first national park in Slovakia was declared here in 1949 (TANAP) and in 1993 they were together with Polish side of the Tatra mountains designated by UNESCO a "Biospheric Reserve Tatry". The High Tatras originated in the Tertiary by uplifting of the granite massive above terrain and the present appearance gained after several periods of glaciations in the Quaternary. This orogenetic activity formed the characteristic rocky peaks (Gerlachovský Peak, Kriváň, Rysy, Lomnický Peak), deep glacier valleys (Mengusovská Valley, Veľká and Malá Studená Valley), moraines and tarns (Štrbské Tarn, Skalnaté Tarn). There are settlements with historical monuments in the surrounding (Kežmarok, Spišská Sobota, Poprad) and tourist centres (Starý Smokovec, Štrbské Pleso, Tatranská Lomnica, Ždiar) with possibilities of accommodation. It is possible to take whole day hiking tours to wider surrounding (Low Tatras, Pieniny, Slovak Paradise, Levoča, Temple of st.Jakub, Spišský Castle, Plejsy).

Vrbov

Distance from the cave: 18,2 km | Type: Thermal pool

Thermal pools

Aquacity Poprad

Distance from the cave: 18,7 km | Type: Thermal pool

Thermal pools

Važec

Distance from the cave: 30,5 km | Type: City

Well known village below Tatra Mts., 20 km to the east of the Liptovský Hrádok. The village was based by locator Gerhard in 1280. The inhabitants were farmers, raised cattle and sheep, worked in forests, also wagoners and wooden rafters in the past. The folk architecture of Važec belonged to typical Carpathian architecture with three-spaces houses. The local folklore (peculiar clothes, songs, legends and habits) was interesting for Ján Kollár, Ondrej Halaša and later mainly Karol Plicka and Pavol Socháň. The village was a place for staying of painters Jaroslav Augusta, Ján Hála and painter and writer František Havránek, who was also interested in caving.

Slovak Paradise

Distance from the cave: 35,5 km | Type: Zaujímavé miesto, Lyžovanie a turistika

Slovak Paradise National Park is located in the eastern part of Slovakia. The territory was declared a protected landscape area in 1964 and according to the government regulation redesignated to the national park in 1988. The area is 19,763 ha with protection zone of 13,011 ha.

Originally the territory was a large unit, later cut up by rivers (Hornád, Hnilec) and brooks (Veľký Sokol, Suchá Belá, Biely potok) to several larger and smaller plateaux (Glac, Geravy). Through millenia the smaller streams formed ravines with waterfalls (Kyseľ, Piecky, Sokolia dolina, Zejmarská roklina) so characteristic for the Slovak Paradise.

There are many karst phenomena on the plateaux – dolines, karren, caves and caverns (Dobšinská Ice Cave, Stratenská Cave, Medvedia Cave, Čertova diera Cave).

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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