Situated on the
south-western edge of the Silicka Plateau in the Slovak
Paradise, in the National Nature Reserve Domicke Karren,
in the Protected Landscape Area and Biospherical Reserve
of the Slovak Paradise. It was formed in the Middle
Triassic limestones by underground streams of Styx and
Domica, at three developmental levels. Overall cave
length is 5,358 m. It forms a genetically compact entity
with the Baradla Cave in Hungary. Shields and drums,
cascade pools, onion-shaped stalactites and pagoda-like
stalagmites are typical for its rich sinter filling.
Among bats prevails Rhinolophus euryale, forming
here the most abundant colony in Slovakia. It is the
most important finding-place of the Neolithic „bukovohorska"
culture (4,000 years B.C.). Finding of spear spike
from the Early Stone Age - Szeletien - from 35,000 years
ago is unique. The Old Domica Cave has been known for a
long time. Its continuation into the new spaces was
discovered in 1926. It was open to the public in 1932,
including an underground boat trip. Currently, the show
cave track is 1,315 m, including a 140 m boat trip.