Demänovská Cave of Liberty

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"Emerald Lake"
Decoration in the cave

Demänovská Cave of Liberty (Slovak: Demänovská jaskyňa slobody) is a karst cave in Low Tatras in Slovakia. Discovered in 1921 and opened to the public in 1924, it is the most visited cave in Slovakia.

The public entrance is at an altitude of 870 metres (2,850 ft). Of the total length of 8,126 metres (5.0 mi), 1,800 metres (1.1 mi) are open to the public.

Cave bear bones were found in a passage now named Bear's Passage (Slovak: Medvedia chodba).

Large domes have been created with the largest being the Great Dome, which is 41m high, with a length of 75m and width of 35m.


  • Bella7, Pavel; Marcel Lalkovič (2002). Demänovská Cave of Liberty. Pavol Gažík (translator). Liptovský Mikuláš: Grafon. pp. 7–10. ISBN 80-968414-4-0.
  • "Demänovská Cave of Liberty". Slovak Caves Administration. Archived from the original on 2008-09-18. Retrieved 2008-11-03.

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Coordinates: 48°59′55″N 19°34′55″E / 48.99861°N 19.58194°E / 48.99861; 19.58194