Dubočka Cave

Nestling cosily at the foot of Zviške mountains in Eastern Serbia, Dubočka cave takes its name from the colourful village of Dubok. The majestic entrance, 25 metres wide and a full 20 metres high, will encourage your adventurous spirit as you embark on an exploration of what is one of Serbia’s longest caves.

Although it measures more than 2 kilometres in length, only the first 132 metres are easily accessible on foot - further exploration requires special equipment. As daylight reaches all easily accessible parts of the cave, you will be able to enjoy the full splendour of its interior.

The Main Canal’s ceilings are rich in impressive cave formations. Once you have explored the Main Canal, continue along the Clay Canal, which also consists of four sections, the first of which is unusually rich in white calcite, stalactites and stalagmites. The feature of the Clay Canal that first attracts visitors’ attention is the “Imperial Throne”, a white calcite drapery which divides the canal in two. The final section of the Clay Canal holds the “Imperial Treasury”, the most beautiful part not only of this canal, but of the whole Dubočka cave. Its ceilings are covered in thousands of stalactites and cave formations of sparkling, snowy-white calcite fascinate and inspire awe in all who have an opportunity to enjoy this marvellous sight.
The third canal is called Rusalkas’ Canal, after Rusalki, female entities who, according to the local folklore, possess magical powers and the ability to communicate with the dead. At some 380 metres long, this canal is characterised by a wall made of white stalagmites and stalactites that have grown together.
Apart from its undisputable beauty, Dubočka cave also has archaeological importance. Deinotherium teeth, cave bear bones, needles made of bone and other man-made tools testify that this cave was inhabited by humans in the ancient Neolithic period.
Together with Ceremošnja and Ravništarska cave, Dubočka cave is one of the three speleological landmarks of this region.

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