Spectacular Slovakia #29: Stay cool and visit a cave

The southeast of Slovakia is the heaven of caves - and some piquant 19th-century gossip.

Visitors to Krásnohorská Cave get spelunking outfits for the full experience. Visitors to Krásnohorská Cave get spelunking outfits for the full experience. (Source: Spectacular Slovakia archive)

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The Slovak Karst might be off most tourists’ radar, unless they are speleology enthusiasts visiting Slovakia for the sole purpose of seeing its numerous caves. In the Gemer region, surrounding the town of Rožňava, every town has a cave. James Thomson has seen some of them, and in this episode of our podcast he gives some practical tips about visiting a Slovak cave. Once you make it to the southeast, do not skip the visit to some above-ground sights, notably the Betliar mansion and the Krásna Hôrka castle (closed for reconstruction since 2012, but about to be opened), and the Jasov monastery.

Read also:Exploring Slovakia’s caverns and caves (Spectacular Slovakia - travel guide) Read more 

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