Ochtinská Aragonite Cave – the only Aragonite cave of that kind in the world | Slovakia

Updated: May 19, 2020 | By | 1 More

Ochtinská Aragonite Cave is located in the southern part of Slovakia, in the Košice region, near town of Rožňava. Ochtinská Aragonite Cave is a unique natural phenomenon and the only Aragonite cave of that kind in the world. It is one of three aragonite caves discovered in the world so far.

The main attraction of the cave is called Milky Way Hall, where you can see the white branches and clusters of aragonite shining like stars in the Milky Way. There are fantastic shapes of flowers and Aragonite crystalline formations.

Ochtinská Aragonite Cave was discovered accidentally in 1954 by Jan Bystricky and open later to the public in 1972. However its length is only 300 meters, and only 230 meters are accessible, it is famous for its rare aragonite filling. In 1995 Ochtinská Aragonite Cave has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List together with other caves in Slovak Karst.

The cave is open daily except of Mondays from April to October. Basic admission is €6.

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  1. jr says:

    This cave is really unique, I was there. Visiting this cave is good to combine with visiting Krasna Horka castle and Betliar castle.

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