This natural pearl of Inland Dalmatia is located in the central part of the Mosor mountain, on its northern side, only half an hour drive from the city of Split and only ten minutes away from Dugopolje, the highway exit to Split.
The cave consists of two parts, the first entrance without cave decorations and the second, full of stalactites and stalagmites, discovered in 1903.
Due to its uniqueness and rich cave pillars and arcades, Vranjača was declared a protected geomorphological monument of nature in 1963 and was first opened to tourists back in 1929, when electric lighting was introduced. The unique feature of the cave is the constant temperature of 15 degrees Celsius, which can be attributed to its depth of as much as 107 meters.
Organizing visits to the cave, protecting, and caring for the cave is done by the Punda family from Kotlenice. All visit lasts about an hour, and ticket prices are 50 kuna for adults and 25 kuna for children under 12 years. The cave is open every day from 10 am to 6 pm, and the last entrance to the cave is at 5 pm.
Along the county road Dugopolje-Kotlenice-Dolac Donji there is a tourist sign for the cave, and on the plateau above the cave, there is a parking lot and a rest area with benches and tables, making it a foolproof spring outing in nature.
The natural pearl of the Mosor mountain is now open to visitors, so why not take advantage of this pleasant spring weather to dive into one of Croatia’s most unique geomorphological natural monuments?
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