Jeskyně Kostelík

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Jeskyně Kostelík, 1822, by F. Richter. Public Domain.
Location: Near Adamov. Moravian Karst about 15 km (10 miles) northeast of Brno. Between Olomučany, Adamov, and Křtiny. From Adamov to Křtiny, 200 m after the turnoff to Olomučany.
(49.305530, 16.695447)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: bring torch
Dimension: L=40 m.
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
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Jeskyně Kostelík, Moravský Kras, Czech Republic. Public Domain.
Jeskyně Kostelík, Moravský Kras, Czech Republic. Public Domain.

Jeskyně Kostelík (Kostelik Cave, Church Cave) is a huge cave ruin, which is actually a single huge chamber with several vaulted openings. The cave is easy to reach, there is a trail along the valley slope starting at the Jeskyně Býčí Skála. It's about 300 m walk and goes slowly uphill, the trail then crosses through the about 40 m long through-cave. It continues along the slope, now downhill until it finally reaches a bridge and signpost at the road. In other words its possible to reach the cave from both sides, but only at the Býčí Skála is the possibility to park a car.

The term kostel means church in Czech. The cave was named "cave church" because of the ceiling of the passage, which looks like a gothic vault.