Jaskinia Raj

Raj Cave - Eden Cave - Paradise Cave


Useful Information

Location: Malik hill, Góry Swietokrzyskie, near Chęciny. 10km Southwest Kielce. At the B762.
Open: 15-MAR to NOV Tue-Sun 10-17.
[2006]
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Classification:  Karst cave.
Light: electric.
Dimension: L=240m, VR=9.5m, T=9°C, H=95%, A=250m, 256m, 259m asl. (three entrances).
Guided tours: L=150m, D=45min. V=150,000/a.
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Address: Tourist Company ”Lysogory„, 25-501 Kielce, ul Sienkiewicza 78, Tel 041-3662511 Fax 041-3663982.
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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Last update:$Date: 2015/08/30 21:58:01 $

History

 
SEP-1964discovered.
JUN-1972opened to the public.

Description

Jaskinia Raj is a horizontal cave system with many nice speleothems. Despite its small size it is regarded one of the most beautifully decorated caves in Poland. There are said to be as many as 200 stalactites hanging from every square metre of the ceiling. Beneath rather common columns, flowstones, waterfalls and underground lakes, there are also cave pearls, spherical deposits limestone deposits which are rather rare.

Paleolithic remains were found in the cave. The remains of Neanderthal man are the reason why this cave is protected. They are more than 50,000 years old.

The tour uses an artificial entrance tunnel and another artificial tunnel between two ends of cave passages allows a round trip inside the cave. The cave has a small exhibition of speleothems, archaeological and paleontological finds.


See also


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