Bukovica - Pećina Bukovica - Cathedral Cave

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Location: At Bukovica, Tomislavgrad.
On M15/M6.1 between Posušje and Tomislavgrad. At the hamlet Bukovica.
(43.6118759, 17.2625470)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: bring torch
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography: Uroš Stepišnik, Aleš Grlj (2018): Caves, Denuded Caves and Collapse Dolines as Past Hydrological Pattern Indicators of the Grabovica Plateau, the Dinaric Karst (Bosnia and Herzegovina), December 2018Dela 2018(49):95-111. DOI researchgate
Address: Bukovica.
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Буковица (Bukovica, Cathedral) is huge cave portal with a single chamber, at the rear a karst spring produces a small river. The cave is officially named Bukovica after the nearby hamlet, but the locals call it Cathedral or Great Cave. The water was once used to power a mill. It's possible to visit the portal and the entrance easily, during the dry season the creek dries up, and it is possible to enter the cave for about 40m. According to local lore it was used as a secret church during the Osman occupation.