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

Gombasecká Cave - attractions in the surroundings

Kráľova Well 440 m

Distance from the cave: 4,3 km | Type: Places of interest

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

Plešivecká Plateau

Distance from the cave: 6,0 km | Type: Places of interest

Silická Plateau

Distance from the cave: 7,3 km | Type: Places of interest

Slovak Karst

Distance from the cave: 8,9 km | Type: Zaujímavé miesto, Lyžovanie a turistika

The Slovak Karst, located on the Slovak and Hungarian border, is surrounded by the South Slovakian, Rožňava and Košice Basins and Volovské Hills. It is the largest karst territory of Slovakia. The area of 36,100 ha is included in the national park with protection zone of 34,900 ha.

The Slovak Karst consists of 7 plateaux: Koniarska Plateau, Plešivská Plateau, Silická Plateau, Horný vrch, Zádielska Plateau, Jasovská Plateau and Dolný vrch. Jelšavský karst is adjacent on the western edge. The Slovak Karst is formed mostly by Triassic limestones and dolomites reaching the thickness of 400-500 m in the southern part and divided by deep canyons of the Slaná and Štítnik rivers, as well as by Zádielsky and Hájsky brook. The plateaux are full of dolines, springs, caves and abysses.

Rare thermophilic flora with endemitic plants is growing here (steppe and forest-steppe zone type). Marked tourist trails connect the most beautiful karst phenomena and attractive valleys. Three caves are developed as classical show caves Domica Cave, Jasovská Cave and Gombasecká Cave the fourth cave open to public is the Krásnohorská Cave.

Silická plateau: Domica and Kečovo Karren Fields, interesting flora, hiking, cycling

Mining museum in Rožňava

Distance from the cave: 11,5 km | Type: Places of interest

historical centre of Rožňava

Distance from the cave: 12,0 km | Type: City

Gothic protestant church in Štítnik

Distance from the cave: 13,0 km | Type: Places of interest

picture gallery of the Andrássy family in Krásnohorské Podhradie

Distance from the cave: 14,0 km | Type: Places of interest

Castle and mausoleum in Krásna Hôrka

Distance from the cave: 14,4 km | Type: Castles and chateaux

The national cultural monument lying 8 km easterly from Rožňava above the Krásnohorské Podhradie village. Originally Gothic castle from the beginning of the 14th century is rising over the steep and high conic hill. It was reconstructed in the Renaissance style to a fort and later to a representative noble seat. The castle was inhabited as late as 1812. The last owner D. Andrássy changed it to the family line museum and since 1906 it was open to the public according to his last wish. The reconstruction works on the castle started in 1946. Now the castle is open to public as a museum of the historical furniture and equipment.

One of the last owners had built an artistically decorated Secessional mausoleum of several coloured marble brought from all continents for his wife on the edge of the Krásnohorské Podhradie village in 1904.

Betliar Manor House

Distance from the cave: 16,3 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.


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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