Resavska Cave, Despotovac

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Resava Cave or Resavska Cave is a cave near Jelovac in eastern Serbia, about 20km from Despotovac. It is one of the largest cave systems in Serbia, with the corridors about 4.5km long.
The cave is located in the Upper Resava region. The cave is estimated to be 80 million years old while the oldest speleothems date from 45 million years ago. It has four halls on two levels each and the speleothmes are colored in red, yellow and white. Altitude at the entrance into the cave is 485m and the lowest point inside is at 405m.
Resava cave was accidentally discovered by the local shepherds in 1962. After being explored for 10 years, the cave was officially opened for visitors on 22 April 1972. It had 52.000 visitors in 2016. On 1 May 2017, the Adrenalin Park, a new attraction was opened in the cave. It consist of 15 obstacles (hanging bridges, hanging cables, zip-line, beams, etc.).
North of Resava Cave is the cultural monument Lisine, which comprises two waterfalls, Veliko Vrelo and Veliki Buk. The Lisine hydro-complex and Resava Cave are under one administration. In 2017 the Government of Serbia and Institute for Nature Protection began preliminary actions into creating a new national park, which would cover the mountainous Kučaj-Beljanica region. It is supposed to be the largest national park in Serbia, which would, among other, encompass the Resava Cave, Lisine complex and some of the oldest, intact forest in the country, like the Vinatovača rainforest, which remained intact since the mid 17th century.
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  • Although not sufficiently explored and settled, this is something that is seen rarely in Serbia. If you are a person of nature, be sure to visit the Resavo Cave, enjoy the art that nature has come to, and let us go into its gallery. Feel where our ancestors were moving away from the harsh uncertainties of nature, sleeping with their families and dining. I hope the state will try harder through the investment to make this place even deeper, and give us insight into all the beauty of this region. While waiting on departure of the tour, you can enjoy nature outside the caves, adventure Park and turn to the restaurant that is within the complex.
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  • Bring a fleece and wear sensibel shoes as it's cold and slippery. The tour takes around an hour or so and there is one in English at certain times. The caves have beautiful examples of stalactites, st...  more »
  • Beautiful cave... Truly remarkable natural sculpture... However, the tour was two fast, can be crowded ž during season and no expectations in English.. It could that it can be organized for announced tours.
  • Marvel of nature. Beautiful nature surrounding cave. Nice restaurants nearby . Great way to spend day outdoors.
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