Kosovo Caves are now open to the Public
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Kosovo Caves Pristina

Kosovo Caves are located in the village of Donje Gadimje just 15 km South of Pristina the capital of Kosovo.

These spectacular Kosovo Marble Caves are now open to the public as one of Kosovo's first tourist attractions.The caves were first discovered in 1969 by a local man Ahmet Diti who was building an extension to his house. The caves were first explored by the Novi Sadi Natural Mathemathics Group under J.Petrovic in 1971.  After some early cleaning work the caves were opened to the public in 1973. Since then the caves have been further explored and developed. We now have over 1300 meters of caves and tunnels for you to explore and enjoy. Another 5 kms of caves and passages await development. It is hoped that with suitable grant aid and support to develop the Kosovo Caves into one of Kosovo's leading tourism attractions.

Some science !

The cave is situated in the village of Donje Gadimje on the eastern side of the Kosovo valley. It is a dentritic resurgence on two levels. Throughout its long evolution, many passages in the cave have become choked with mud and gravel which had to be removed before the cave could be opened up to the public.

The cave takes its name from the marble /  metamorphosed limestone in which it is formed. The Ulazna galerija (entrance passage) was completely choked and is devoid of speleothems. The Zapadna Galerija (Western Passage) consists of a maze of smaller passages with many dead ends. They show marvellous forms in mottled marble, eroded by river waters.

The Severna Galerijna (Northern Passage) contains the best speleothems in the cave which include some rare aragonite formations. Of special interest is the Veliko Jezero (The Big Lake), Kristalna Dvorana (Crystal Hall), Kristalno Jezero (Crystal Lake), Biserni Stupovi (Pearl Columns), Ljubauni Sastanak (Lovers Meeting Place) etc. Some parts of the ceiling are decorated with stalactites which take the form of organ pipes and transparent curtains.

The Istocnu Galerija (Eastern Passage) leads to the Dugi Kannal (Long Channel) and to the Plavi Kanal (Blue Channel) which is connected to Dvorana Suza (Hall of Tears) containing many straw stalactites. Plavi Kanal (Blue Channel) is noted for its blue coloured speleothems, hence its name.

A large part of Mermerna Pecina is still unexplored as many of the passages and chambers are still choked with river borne deposits.

Whilst the cave was being opened up for tourists large amounts of debris were removed, altering the micro climate. The consequences of this are still being studied.

It is the aragonite speleothems which makes this cave unique in Kosovo. The variety and fantastic forms of relief ensure that this cave is not only the most important of its kind in Kosovo, but making it the most important tourist attraction in the area.

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