Slovak Karst National Park

Slovak Karst National Park


The intricate system with 400 caves in the Slovak Karst National Park stretches over the largest karst area in Central Europe. Some of the best-known caves open to the public are Domica Cave, Ochtinská Aragonite Cave, Jasov Cave and Gombasecká Cave. Krasnahorska Cave can only be visited in the company of an expert guide.

In 1995 twelve typical caves and abysses in the Slovak Karst region were included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Another local cave – Dobsina Ice Cave – was added in the year of 2000.

Popular caves in  Slovak Karst National Park

Domica Cave

Located in south Slovakia, Domica is the largest cave in Slovak Karst region. Under the name of Baradla, Domica cave continues into the territory of Hungary, as part of the Aggtelek National Park. Domica Cave

Ochtinská Aragonite Cave

Ochtinská Aragonite Cave is a unique natural phenomenon and one of the three most beautiful aragonite caves in the world. The decoration of the cave is made up of aragonite spirals and needle-shaped crystals.

Ochtinská Aragonite Cave

Gombasecká Cave

Gombasecká Cave is situated on the western foothill of the Silická Plateau, in the territory of the National Park and Biospherical Reserve Slovenský Kras. Gombasecká Cave

Dobšiná Ice Cave

Situated 20 km north from Dobšiná village within the Slovak Paradise National Park, Dobšiná cave is the oldest and at the same time the largest ice cave in Europe. The layer of ice has a volume of 110 thousands cubic meters, in many places reaching a thickness of 26.5 meters.  Dobšiná Ice Cave


Silica Ice Cave

Silica Ice Cave – among 12 caves of the Slovak Karst – is recorded in the world heritage list of UNESCO. Silica Ice Cave

Jasov Cave

The chambers of the cave are home to twelve species of bats.

Since 1995 the chambers are also being used for treating certain health problems. The cave is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Jasov Cave