The Bystrianska cave is located in the southern part of the Low Tatras in Banská Bystrica region, in close distance to the holiday resort of Tále.
The cave is represented mainly by narrow and high corridors widened by corrosion and erosion of the river flow. There are also bigger halls and domes, like Collapsed Dome and Mostárenské Halls. During the visit you will see three abysses in the depth 15 – 20 m below the visit route. The abyss called Hell has the depth of 56 m. Cave offers diversity of underground decoration. Aragonite was also found on some places under Hell. Eight kinds of bats reside in the cave.
The entrance is easily accessible from parking place, the distance is only 120 m.
The length of the visit is 545 m and it lasts 45 minutes. The route is almost in the same elevation height, there is only 20 stairs also accessible for disabled people. Air temperature rises only from 5,7 to 6,7 °C, so in summer you better take some warmer clothes with and in winter you can come to warm yourself. Relative humidity is 92 - 98 %.
Regular ticket price for an adult is 5€, for children 2,50€, students and retired people pay 4€. Permission to take pictures costs extra 7€.
Opening hours of Bystrianska cave
|January 2 – May 31 (except Mondays)||from 09:30 until 14:00|
|June 1 – August 31 (except Mondays)||from 09:00 until 16:00|
|September 1 – October 31 (except Mondays)||from 09:30 until 14:00|
|November 1 – December 31||closed|
How to get there
from Poprad through Liptovský Hrádok direction Podbrezová
from Banská Bystrica through Podbrezová direction Tále
from Banská Bystrica through Pobrezová, bus stop: "Bystrá"
from Poprad and Liptovsky Mikuláš through Liptovský Hrádok, direction Brezno or Mýto pod Ďumbierom bus stop: "Bystrá"
Tourist resorts in Low Tatras, such as Tále – Srdiečko, Chopok South, Mýto pod Ďumbierom, Čertovica, where you can enjoy skiing in winter or hiking in summer and numerous other activities.