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Domica cave

Cave

This cave also referred to as the “Pride of the Region Gemer“, lies in the south-western part of the Slovenský kras karst on the Silická planina plateau. As a special experience the Domica cave offers to its visitors an attractive boat trip on its underground river. Thanks to its significance and unique ornamentation, it was included into the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Its entrance is 339 m above sea level. Two sightseeing routes are available for visitors; the longer one of them, 1,180 m long, takes 60 minutes and the shorter, 780 metres long route takes 45 minutes. Part of the visit is the trip on a boat on the underground river Styx.

Although it was discovered in 1926, it is accessible only from 1932. Domica is famous for its spacious domes, for instance Majkov dóm with cascaded lakes called the Roman Baths. It boasts abundant dripstone ornamentation with little lakes, onion-shaped stalactites and pagoda-shaped stalagmites. The interesting thing about this cave is that there live about 1,500 individuals of 16 different species of bats.

Film-makers made use of the natural beauty of the cave to shot the film version of fairy tale by Pavol Dobšinský, Salt above Gold. The cave is part of the largest cave system along with the Baradla cave in Hungarian territory with total length of 25 kilometres.

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Places Around

Silická

Silická

The abyss of Silická ľadnica is located to the south-west of the village of Silica on the plateau of Silická planina (National Park of Slovak Karst, 22 km far from the town of Rožňava). Due to its significance and unique ornamentation, it was included into the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Gombasecká cave

Gombasecká cave

The cave is famous for extra thin sinter “curls”. It is situated in the western foothills of the Silická planina plateau in the Slovenský kras karst. Thanks to its significance and unique ornamentation, it was included into the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Krásnohorská cave

Krásnohorská cave

Near the village Krásnohorská Dlhá Lúka, in the northern edge of the Silická planina plateau in the Slovenský karst, is the entrance to the Krásnohorská cave. The cave boasts the tallest stalagmite in the moderate climate zone. Thanks to its significance and unique ornamentation, it was included into the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Granárium - vínna sýpka s pivnicou

Granárium - vínna sýpka s pivnicou

Panská sýpka s vínnou pivnicou ponúka ubytovanie v netradičných priestoroch bývalej sýpky. Vhodné pre rodiny s deťmi. V našom objekte nájdete aj rozprávkovú kanceláriu Slimáčika Kraska.

Ochtinská aragonitová cave

Ochtinská aragonitová cave

Ochtinská aragonitová cave situated in the mountains Revúcka vrchovina in central Slovakia is a world rarity and unique natural phenomenon. It is interesting for variety and abundance of aragonite filling and a rare development of underground space. Thanks to its significance and unique ornamentation, it was included into the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Teplý vrch (dam)

Teplý vrch (dam)

The water reservoir with the warmest water in Slovakia is that of Teplý vrch constructed on the river Blh between villages Teplý vrch, Budikovany and Drienčany. It is not far away from the town Rimavská Sobota.

The Horse Yard Pension **

The Horse Yard Pension **

The Horse Yard is an agroturistic establishment situated in the village of Brzotín. It lies in the valley of the River Slaná giving a breathtaking view of the exceptional natural features of Slovak Carst National Park - the Plateau of Silica and Plateau of Plešivec. Thanks to its location, Horse Yard is an ideal place for romantic souls just as for gourmets with very high standards.

Granárium - vínna sýpka s pivnicou

Granárium - vínna sýpka s pivnicou

Panská sýpka s vínnou pivnicou ponúka ubytovanie v netradičných priestoroch bývalej sýpky. Vhodné pre rodiny s deťmi. V našom objekte nájdete aj rozprávkovú kanceláriu Slimáčika Kraska.

Tri ruže

Tri ruže

Štýlová reštaurácia Tri ruže je situovaná na západnej strane Námestia baníkov v Rožňave priamo v budove historickej Radnice. Masívne starožitné skrine, klavír, kyvadlové hodiny a originálne olejomaľby vdychujú interiéru atmosféru minulých čias.

Hotel Čierny Orol ***

Hotel Čierny Orol ***

,,Accept our invitation to visit a historical building from the 15th century at the Miner’s Square in Roznava, where you can find Hotel Cierny orol nowadays. In its calm and comfortable environment you will enjoy a tasty meal and drink and wonderful atmosphere."

CONTESA Guest - House ***

CONTESA Guest - House ***

Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a barbecue, Penzión CONTESA offers accommodation in Rožňava. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site.

Penzión Skalná ruža

Penzión Skalná ruža

Located at the gate to the Slovenský kras National park, the Penzión Skalná ruža - Kövirózsa panzió offers free WiFi, a terrace and barbecue facilities. (Source: www.booking.com)

The Horse Yard Pension **

The Horse Yard Pension **

The Horse Yard is an agroturistic establishment situated in the village of Brzotín. It lies in the valley of the River Slaná giving a breathtaking view of the exceptional natural features of Slovak Carst National Park - the Plateau of Silica and Plateau of Plešivec. Thanks to its location, Horse Yard is an ideal place for romantic souls just as for gourmets with very high standards.

Granárium - vínna sýpka s pivnicou

Granárium - vínna sýpka s pivnicou

Panská sýpka s vínnou pivnicou ponúka ubytovanie v netradičných priestoroch bývalej sýpky. Vhodné pre rodiny s deťmi. V našom objekte nájdete aj rozprávkovú kanceláriu Slimáčika Kraska.

Boutique Hotel Empress ****

Boutique Hotel Empress ****

Boutique Hotel Empress offers guests a wellness area with 2 saunas, a hot tub and relaxation room. Rožňava’s main square, the local bus stop, restaurants, bars, the Tesco Shopping Mall and Roznava Theatre are all within 150 m of the hotel.

Hotel Čierny Orol ***

Hotel Čierny Orol ***

,,Accept our invitation to visit a historical building from the 15th century at the Miner’s Square in Roznava, where you can find Hotel Cierny orol nowadays. In its calm and comfortable environment you will enjoy a tasty meal and drink and wonderful atmosphere."

CONTESA Guest - House ***

CONTESA Guest - House ***

Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a barbecue, Penzión CONTESA offers accommodation in Rožňava. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site.

Hotel Rimava ***

Hotel Rimava ***

Situated in Číž, 49 km from Egerszalók, Hotel Rimava features a seasonal outdoor pool and views of the pool. There is a restaurant and guests can have fun at the bowling alley. Free private parking is available on site. Each room has a TV. Certain units have a seating area for your convenience. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. You can play tennis, table tennis, and billiards at the hotel. Miskolctapolca is 44 km from Hotel Rimava, while Eger is 46 km from the property. Kosice Airport is 81 km away.

Penzión pri Kaštieli Betliar ***

Penzión pri Kaštieli Betliar ***

Penzion pri Kastieli Betliar is set in the vicinity of Kastiel Betliar, one of the most known castles in Slovakia and it is provided with a restaurant. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

Vodný svet – Kúpele Číž

Vodný svet – Kúpele Číž

Vonkajší bazénový komplex Vodný svet je vybudovaný v bezprostrednej blízkosti kúpeľného hotela Rimava pri Prírodných jódových kúpeľoch Číž, ktoré sa nachádzajú v okrese Rimavská Sobota neďaleko hraníc s Maďarskom.

Spa Číž

Spa Číž

In the south of Slovakia not far away from the frontier with Hungary lies what is perhaps the best known settlement of southern Gemer. It is Číž. In the past it was a small farming village but the discovery of mineral springs changed its character.

Mining Museum in Rožňava

Mining Museum in Rožňava

The Mining Museum in Rožňava, which is more than a hundred years old, is one of three specialized mining museums in Slovakia and serves as the district museum of national history and geography. Its function is to preserve not only artifacts from the field of mining and metallurgy, but also collections from various disciplines.

Church of Ascension of the Virgin Mary in Rožňava

Church of Ascension of the Virgin Mary in Rožňava

The most valuable sacral building of Rožňava is the Catholic church of Ascension of the Virgin Mary, which was originally a parish church. It is the bishop cathedral since 1776.

Evangelical church - Štítnik

Evangelical church - Štítnik

Among the oldest monuments of Gemer the National Cultural Monument - Evangelical church with the oldest organ in Slovakia dominates.

The Manor House Betliar

The Manor House Betliar

North-west of Rožňava in the east of Slovakia, in the valley of the Slaná river is the fairy tale-like two-storied manor house Betliar with four corner towers. It is a stately hunting manor surrounded by a wonderful English park with romantic structures including an artificial cave and waterfall. Its interior is equally interesting, as it contains a picture gallery, music and hunting halls, a library, antique furniture and exotic collections. Its reconstruction won a EUROPA NOSTRA award.

Events Around

Gemer in First Czechoslovakia republic

We kindly invite you to the opening of the unique exposition of Gemer in First Czechoslovakia republic which will take place on 4th of October in Mining museum in Rožnava. The exposition will be opened until end of January.