The Domica Cave in Roznava is the largest cave at the Slovak Karst. Since 1995, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The cave is located in southern Slovakia at the District of Roznava. This cave is part of the cave network that goes on until the Baradla Cave in Hungary. The cave is in the Slovak Karst National Park. It is close to the town of Plesivec. You will see the car park fronts the cave.
What to See
The cave has cascade pools, stalagmites and onion-shaped stalactites. When you go inside the cave, the temperature will be 10 to 11 C. There are three pathways inside the structure. The short one is 780 m long. It will take 45 minutes to cross.
The long pathway at the Domica Cave in Roznava is 1,180 meters long. It will take an hour. The third pathway can be see via boat trip. It is over 830 meters long and also takes an hour. The difference in height is 3 to 7 meters.
It was in 1926 when Jan Majko discovered the cave. Since 1932, 1,600 meters (5,200 ft) of the 5,000 meter (16,800 ft) cave has been publicly accessible. The cave has several underground corridors that join up.
The natural processes also led to the creation of the Waterfalls or the Hall of the Roman Spa. The boat tour is now done along the River Styx. Other noteworthy places are the Lake of the Luck, the Virgins Corridor and the House of the Ceramics.
The entrance fee (short circuit) is 170 SKK for adults, 150 SKK for students and those retired. For children between 6 and 15 years old, the fee is 90 SKK. 90 SKK is also the fee for the disabled.
The fee for the long circuit with boat trip is 200 SKK for adults. For students and the retired, it is 180 SKK. For the disabled and children between 6 and 15 years of age, it is 100 SKK.
The stalactites that decorate the cave were formed by the Domica and the Styx rivers. When visiting the cave, you will see that it has many rooms or halls. The most impressive room is the House of Majko.
From February – December, the Domica Cave in Roznava is open 9.30 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday to Sunday. From June to August, the cave is open 9.00 am to 4:00 pm from Tuesdays to Sundays.