VIDEO: Vranjaca Cave Reopens to Public

Daniela Rogulj

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June 6, 2020 – Good news for Inland Dalmatia – Vranjaca Cave is open again!

A gem of the Dalmatian hinterland since it first opened to the public in 1929, the Vranjaca Cave has officially reopened for all tourists, caving enthusiasts, and nature lovers to see. 

Just 30 minutes from Split and only 10 minutes away from Dugopolje by car, the easily accessible Vranjaca Cave is situated in the heart of Inland Dalmatia, in the village of Kotlenice.

The cave is located at the foot of the central part of the Mosor mountain, on its north-facing slope, and consists of two parts. The entrance has been known to locals since ancient times, while the other part was discovered in 1903 by Stipe Punda, the owner of the land where the cave is located. 

A small natural passage leads from the entrance chamber to a chamber composed of 9 smaller parts full of cave decorations in all shapes, sizes and colors. A specific feature of the cave is that its interior maintains a constant year-round temperature of about 15⁰C. Full of stalactites and stalagmites, pillars and arcades, Vranjaca is a true pearl of the karst landscape that was declared a protected geomorphological natural monument in 1963.

Check out a video of Vranjaca Cave by the Dugopolje Tourist Board below:

Today, the Punda family from Kotlenice manages the organization of visits to the Vranjaca cave and is responsible for all maintenance.

If you’re interested in exploring this masterpiece of nature, contact Marko Punda at +385 (0)98 749 000. Ticket Prices for adults are  HRK 50.00, and children HRK 25.00. Vranjaca Cave is open throughout the year, from 9 am to 7 pm, and the last tour enters the cave one hour before the end of the opening hours!

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