Jasovská Cave (Jasovská jaskyňa)

Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
District: Košice - okolie
City / Municipality: Jasov
Tourist location:Košice and surroundings (Abov)
Mountains: Slovak Karst (Slovenský kras)
National park: National park Slovak Karst (Národný park Slovenský kras)
National nature reserve: Jasovské dubiny
World Heritage:UNESCO Natural Heritage
Latitude:48° 40' 36.7068" / 48.676863
Longitude:20° 58' 34.489200000209" / 20.976247000000058
Included in categories: UNESCO World Heritage in Slovakia, Caves
Unesco world heritage
It is located on the eastern edge of the Jasovská Plateau, in the Medzev Upland and in the Jasov village and in the national nature reserve Jasovské dubiny. The entrance is at elevation of 257 m. It is formed in Middle Triassic grey Gutenstein dolomites and pale Steinalm limestones and dolomites by the preious ponor flow of Bodva river in five developmental levels. The lowest parts of the cave with flat roofs were formed by solution of limestone under conditions of slowly moving stagnant water. The cave reaches the length of 2,811 m with vertical span of 55 meters. The shapes of river modelling are best represented by ceiling channels. Rich flowstone fill. Pagoda-like stalagmites, columns, flowstone waterfalls, shields, drums, straw stalactites and other forms are eye catching. Palaeontological findings of cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) and cave hyena (Crocuta spelaea) skeleton remains. 19 bat species were found in the cave. It belongs among the most important wintering places of the ... ... Read more
Accessible for public
550

Objects, services, attractions around (up to 50 km - direct distance)

* There is noticed the direct distance (as the crow flies) in km
* Click on the map marker for more details
View in fullscreen mode
* There is noticed the direct distance (as the crow flies) in km
* Click on the map marker for more details
View in fullscreen mode
* There is noticed the direct distance (as the crow flies) in km
* Click on the map marker for more details
View in fullscreen mode
* There is noticed the direct distance (as the crow flies) in km
* Click on the map marker for more details
View in fullscreen mode
* There is noticed the direct distance (as the crow flies) in km
* Click on the map marker for more details
View in fullscreen mode
* There is noticed the direct distance (as the crow flies) in km
* Click on the map marker for more details
View in fullscreen mode
* There is noticed the direct distance (as the crow flies) in km
* Click on the map marker for more details
View in fullscreen mode
* There is noticed the direct distance (as the crow flies) in km
* Click on the map marker for more details
View in fullscreen mode
* There is noticed the direct distance (as the crow flies) in km
* Click on the map marker for more details
View in fullscreen mode

More from related categories

Demänovská Cave of Liberty is a karst cave in Low Tatras in Slovakia. It was discovered in 1921 and opened to the public in 1924. It is the most visited cave in Slovakia. The public entrance is at an altitude of 870 metres. Of the total length of 8,126 metres, 1,800 metres are open to the public.
Read more
Demänovská Ice Cave (Demänovská ľadová jaskyňa)  is an ice cave in the Demänovská Valley in Low Tatras mountains in Slovakia. It was first mentioned in 1299 and is one of oldest known caves in Europe. After the opening of Demänovská jaskyňa Slobody in 1924, interest in this cave declined. It was ...
Read more
It is located on the Silická Plateau south-westerly from the Silica village. The entrance of this corrosive-collapse abyss is at elevation of 503 m. The lower mostly horizontal passages were formed by the underground stream of Čierny Brook. The cave is 1,100 m long and 110 m deep. The upper ...
Read more
It is situated on the Horný vrch Plateau in the national nature reserve Havrania skala, northerly from the upper part of the Zádielska Gorge. Crevasse-corrosion gravitationally widened underground fissure with the length of 100 m and depth of 25 m. There are smaller coatings of permanent ice ...
Read more
Domica is the biggest cave in the Slovak Karst in southern Slovakia, Rožňava District. It is a part of the cave complex that continues into the cave Baradla (Aggtelek) in Hungary. It was discovered in 1926 by Ján Majko. At present, 930 metres of the 5,368 m metres are open to public. The cave is ...
Read more
Dobšinská ice cave belongs among the most important ice caves in the world. Since 2000 it is inscribed on the world heritage list. As compared with known high-mountain ice caves Eisriesenwelt and Dachstein-Rieseneishöhle in Austrian Alps or with the Romanian Scărişoara Cave in Bihor Mts., which ...
Read more