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Slovenia Sights

Škocjan Jama (Škocjanske Caves)

Updated 11/06/2013

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The 11 interconnected chambers that make up the Škocjan Jama stretch for almost 6 km (about 4 miles) through a dramatic, subterranean landscape so unique that UNESCO has named them a World Heritage Site. The 90-minute walking tour of the two chilly main chambers—the Silent Cave and the Murmuring Cave—winds past otherworldly dripstone sculptures, massive sinkholes, and stalactites and stalagmites that resemble the horns of some mythic creature. The highlight is Europe's

largest cave hall, a gorge 479 feet high, 404 feet wide, and 984 feet long, spanned by a narrow bridge lighted with footlights. Far below, the brilliant jade waters of the Reka River rush by on their underground journey. The view is nothing short of mesmerizing.

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Sight Information

Address:

Škocjan 2, Divača, Slovenia

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Phone:

05-763–2840

Sight Details:

  • €20 (includes also Mahorčić and Marinić caves)
  • Accessible by guided tour only: Apr.–May and Oct. daily at 10 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm; June–Sept. daily 10–5; Nov.–Mar. daily at 10 am and 1 pm

Updated 11/06/2013

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