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Jasovská Cave

Jasovská Cave
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last update on Oct 28, 2019
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Fascinating sinter formations can be found inside the cave.
© Fotoquelle: visitbratislava.com / slovakia.travel.sk Fascinating sinter formations can be found inside the cave.

The cave Jasovská jaskyna lies on the eastern edge of the karst area Slovenský kras in Slovakia. Because of its great importance and uniqueness, it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The entrance of the cave is situated at 257 meters at the foot of the Jasovská Skala rock. The corridors of Jasovská Cave are divided into five levels and reach a total length of 2811 metres. However, the route is only 720 metres long. During the 45-minute guided tour you will see stalactites of different shapes and colours. Historical inscriptions have been preserved on some walls. In several cave sections you can discover rich sinter formations. Interesting are also pagoda-like stalagmites, stalagnates, "stone" waterfalls, drums, tubes and other forms.

When you visit the cave you should keep in mind that the temperature in the cave is at a constant 8.8 to 9.4 degrees Celsius even in the summer, so be sure to wear appropriate clothing. Due to the high humidity in the Jasovská jaskyna cave, children with allergies and asthma can be treated in the bat dome (Dóm netopierov).

Historical Information

The Jasovská Cave was created by the underground part of the Bodva River and was inhabited by humans as early as the Neolithic Age. The cave was also known to the local inhabitants in the Middle Ages and served as a place of refuge from Tatars or Turks. The cave was discovered in 1846 by monks of the Premonstratensian Order from Jasov. Since 1926 the cave has been electrically illuminated. The lower entrance was breached in 1931.

How to get there

Coming from Košice take Route 548 west towards Jasov. In the village turn left onto Route 550 and after 500 metres turn right towards the parking lot of the cave.

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Jasovská jaskyňa | 15:22

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Jasovská jaskyňa
Sprístupnené SSJ, Národné prírodné pamiatky, Jaskyne svetového dedičstva
044 23
Jasov
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+421 (0) 55/466 41 65
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