Jeskyně svatého Ivana


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Location: Svatý Jan Pod Skalou, Český Kras. Southwest of Prague. E50 exit Beroun north, follow 605 south towards Beroun, first left, 116 towards Hlásná Třebaň, after 4,5km turn left. 1.5km to the village.
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Classification:  Karst cave.
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Bibliography: V. Cílek (1988): Ivanova jeskyně ve Svatém Janu pod Skalou, ?eský kras 14, 1988, str. 5-16. (Česky - Czech)
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History

 
9th centuryaccording to legend Ivan, the first Czech Christian hermit, settled in a cave under a large cliff.

Description

The small cave Jeskyně svatého Ivana (St. Ivan Cave) is located in the church at the village Svatý Jan Pod Skalou (St. John Under the Rock). This is one of the most picturesque villages in the Český Kras southwest of Prague. The houses and the old church are built below a huge white limestone cliff. The church is a cave church, with most of the nave integrated into a huge natural which once formed a shelter at the foot of the limestone cliff.

According to legend, the first Czech Christian hermit, Ivan, settled in a cave under a large cliff.


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