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Location: Bükki Nemzeti Park.
Cadastral number: 5361-42
(48.1357080, 20.5508630)
Open: Reservation mandatory.
Fee: yes.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: bring torch
Dimension: L=181 m, VR=45 m, A=624 m asl.
Guided tours: D=30 min, Max=6.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Bükki Nemzeti Park Igazgatóság (BNPI), Sánc u. 6, 3304 Eger, Tel: +36-36-411-581, Fax: +36-36-412-791. E-mail:
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1958 cave discovered.


Gyurkó-lápai-barlang (Gyurkó Lápai Cave) is a single huge passage or chamber, which is entered through a narrow entrance. The entrance is located at the foot of cliff face. It is located in the northern part of the Bükki Nemzeti Park (Bükk National Park), west of Miscolc. The cave is closed during winter for bat protection, but during summer the National Park offers guided tours into the cave. However, tours require reservation, and the size of the group is restricted. It is not developed in any way, but as it is a very easy horizontal cave, walking shoes, lamps and a helmet are sufficient. The tour shows only the main chamber of the cave, the lower parts are narrow and require climbing and crawling, they are only for cavers. Since Corona the cave tours are not published on the website any more, but as far as we know they are offered again.

The cave is located in Upper Triassic limestone (Kisfennsíki Limestone Formation). The specialty is the fact that the main chamber was formed by collapse, the original solutional cave collapsed over time and the chamber moved upwards. As a result, the walls and ceiling show no solutional forms at all, and the speleothems are small and young. The floor is covered by a thick layer of debris.