Belianska Cave

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Belianska Cave
Belianska jaskyňa
Bielanska jeskyne vnitrek.JPG
Map showing the location of Belianska Cave
Map showing the location of Belianska Cave
Location Tatranská Kotlina, Lendak, Slovakia
Coordinates 49°13′33″N 20°18′48″E / 49.22583°N 20.31333°E / 49.22583; 20.31333Coordinates: 49°13′33″N 20°18′48″E / 49.22583°N 20.31333°E / 49.22583; 20.31333
Length 3,641 m (11,946 ft)
Discovery 18th century
Access by foot

Belianska Cave (Slovak: Belianska jaskyňa) is a stalactite cave in the Slovak part of the Tatra mountains, the largest and the only one open to the public in the Tatras. It is located above the settlement of Tatranská Kotlina, which is a part of the town of Vysoké Tatry.

The cave was discovered in the 18th century, although it is presumed that it was used by pre-historic people.[1] The cave was opened in 1884 and electrically lit in 1896.

Entrance to the cave is located at an altitude of 890 metres. The cave is 3,641 m long,[2] with two circuits available to the visitors, with the longer one having the length of 1,752 m.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Belianska jaskyňa cave". Slovak Tourist Board. Archived from the original on 24 October 2010. Retrieved 2 June 2007. 
  2. ^ "Belianska jaskyňa" (in Slovak). Slovenská správa jaskýň (Slovak Caves Administration). Archived from the original on 26 May 2007. Retrieved 2 June 2007. 

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