City / Municipality:
Košice - okolieRegion:
Region Košice (Košický kraj)Tourist location:
Kosice and surroundings (Abov) / Košice a okolie (Abov)Mountains:
Slovak Karst (Slovenský kras)Accessibility:
Unaccessible for publicWorld Heritage:
UNESCO Cultural Heritage
It is situated on the southern border of the Jasovská Plateau (Jasovská planina), northerly from the Drienovec village in Slovak Karst (Slovenská kras) - mountain range of Slovak Ore Mountains (Slovenské rudohorie). It is a spring river cave formed in three developmental levels. The underground stream flows through the lower parts of the cave. Cave length is 1,348 m. Remarkable is the occurrence of crystalline gypsum crusts and druses of calcite with crystals as much as 9 to 12 cm big, sporadically also 15 cm. Among the most interesting forms of flowstone fills belong pisolite, coral and dentritic forms, originally made of transparent aragonite and in places of recrystalized calcite. Important shelter for bats. The ...