"Our world’s caves are places of wonder, mystery and majestic beauty. Show caves around the world are embracing their role in protecting and preserving caves and providing a place for people to learn about these special, natural, cultural and historical resources.

Show caves also play another important nature tourism role of sustainable economic development, providing jobs, and helping the economy of their regions.”

The Balcarka Cave

Basic info

The Balcarka Cave is situated in a picturesque karst valley near Ostrov u Macochy. The underground labyrinth of corridors, fissures and caves has two floors. The entrance portal of the cave is a significant paleonthological and archaeological locality. It is a place where bones of Pleistocene animals were found as well as stone and bone instruments and fireplaces of people of the Early Stone Age. Further parts of the cave were discovered in stages in the years 1923–1948. These caves can boast of unique, very rich, varied and colourful stalactite and stalagmite decorations. The parts called “Gallery” and “Natural corridor” are among the most beautiful sights of the Moravian Karst. Remarkable are also the circular abysses, the “Rotundas”.


Address: 679 14 Ostrov u Macochy
Country: Czech Republic

Phone: +420 516 444 330
Web: balcarka.caves.cz

Latitude: 49.3766403198
Longitude: 16.7581043243


Name: The Balcarka Cave
Name original: Jeskyně Balcarka
Length: 1150 m
Depth: 40 m
Elevation of entrance: 461 m
Number of visitors: 32200 / per year
Temperature: 7.00 - 8.00 °C
Length of show path: 720 m
Duration of visit: 60 min

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