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Ochtinská Aragonite Cave

Ochtinská aragonitová jaskyňa

Ochtinská Aragonite Cave has been included into the UNESCO List of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage and is situated in the hills of Revúcka Highlands, on the northwest slope of Mount Hrádok. The cave was discovered accidentally in 1954 while digging mining passages and 230 m of its total length of 300 m has been accessible to public since 1972. The rooms of the cave were created by the activities of athmospheric waters in crystalline limestones and later on in these cavities rare and valuable aragonite ornamentation was formed (famous is the shape called Srdce Hrádku – Heart of Hrádok). The rich and varied needle, spiral and kidney-shaped aragonite filling creates an unusually varied mixture of images and is unique of the kind in the world. Its white colour contrasts beautifully with the blue background of the limestone. 

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Season Day Opening hours
June - August Tue - Sun 9.00 - 16.00
April, May, September, October Tue - Sun 9.30 - 14.00

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