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The most important caves

As much as 44 caves and abysses, which represent a part of the most valuable natural heritage in Slovakia, were designated national nature monuments. As a part of the world heritage site, we can include here also other caves and abysses of the Slovak Karst. As type localities they represent morphological and genetical variety of underground karst phenomena, various forms of calcite and aragonite fill, monumentality and exceptionality of permanent glaciation, various forms of cave fauna, but also remarkable archaeological and historical monuments.

Ramsar wetlands

Ramsar wetland site - Domica was included among the internationally important underground wetlands on the basis of two basic criteria. The territory represents rare, representative and special example of natural type of underground wetland within whole Europe. The specific conditions of underground karst system and its waters offers favourable place for life of many rare, vulnerable and endangered species of terrestric and aquatic cave animals.

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National nature monuments

The caves are a part of the natural heritage of the Slovak Republic. The act of the NC of SR no. 287/1994 On Nature and Landscape Protection enacted all the caves and abysses in Slovakia natural monuments. The most important ones are declared by the Ministry of the Environment the national nature monuments.

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World Natural Heritage

The glamour and mystery of our world natural heritage can be admired only by visitors of show caves. Other caves and abysses of the world heritage are not open to public. Many of them are hardly accessible. Only experienced cavers and speleoalpinists with the help of roping technique or by demanding climbing or crawling can enter these caves and abysses.

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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.

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