Resava cave

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Resava cave

Resava cave (Serbian: Ресавска пећина, Resavska pećina, also Resavian cave) is a cave in the eastern part of Serbia.


The Resavska Cave lies in the eastern Serbia in the vicinity of the town of Despotovac (20 km). The cave is 52 km from the Belgrade-Niš motorway and 152 km from Belgrade.

The cave[edit]

View from Resava cave

It is the first cave to be prepared for visits in Serbia. The length of the cave totals to 2,850 meters and the tourist paths is 800 m long. The air temperature is 7 °C and the average humidity 80%-100%.

The Resava Cave consists of three floors of passages and halls connected by artificial tunnels and decorated by pillars and coral-like calcite deposits in various colours. Only parts of the first and second floors (Upper and Lower Gallery) have been prepared for visits. An underground river flows through the lowest floor (Third Gallery). The visitor to Resava can tour its numerous halls with different cave ornaments. The cave is very rich in cave ornaments of various shapes and colours and is richer than other tourist caves in the concentration of its decorations.


Stalagmite resembling mother with baby, symbol of Resava cave

Tours of the cave last about 40 minutes. The Resava Cave has a permanent guide service. Visiting hours are from 8 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. (from April 1 to October 31) and from November 1 to March 31 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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