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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

All show caves closed

Dear visitors. We are sorry to inform you that all our show caves are still closed. The opening dates on each individual web pages are only tentative and we shall inform you in advance on real opening. Thanks for understanding.

Sprístupnené jaskyne zatvorené

23.04.2021 Vážení návštevníci, oznamujeme Vám, že stále sú všetky sprístupnené jaskyne zatvorené. Dátumy uvedené na stránkach jednotlivých jaskýň sú len odhadované. O otvorení jaskýň budete vopred v predstihu informovaní, akonáhle o ňom bude rozhodnuté. Ďakujeme za pochopenie.

13. vedecká konferencia - Výskum, využívanie a ochrana jaskýň

Správa slovenských jaskýň pripravuje na jeseň v poradí už 13. vedeckú konferenciu "Výskum, využívanie a ochrana jaskýň", ktorá bude súčasne pripomenutím si 100. výročia objavenia Demänovskej jaskyne slobody, 140. výročím objavenia Belianskej jaskyne, 70. výročím objavenia Gombaseckej jaskyne, 150. výročím prvého speleoarcheologického výskumu v jaskyniach Slovenska a tiež vyzdvihnutím Medzinárodného roka jaskýň a krasu vyhláseného UIS - Medzinárodnou speleologickou úniou s podporou ISCA - Medzinárodnej asociácie sprístupnených jaskýň. Záujemcovia si môžu stiahnuť cirkulár a vyplniť online registračný formulár.

International Year of Caves and Karst

The Slovak Caves Administration as a member of the International Show Caves Association (ISCA) fully supports the initiative of the International Speleological Union (UIS) to declare the year 2021 the International Year of Caves and Karst. In spite of their occurrence, the benefits of caves and karst are not commonly known to many people on the planet. So the main goal „Explore, understand and protect“ is our task for this year 2021.

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

Partner

Správa jeskyní České republikyInternational Year of Caves and KarstHabakukyZajo