The cave is open to visitors! Because of the great damage caused by heavy rainfall the cave was closed for some time.

The history of the cave Vjetrenica

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Ovaj objekt se prvi put spominje polovicom 1. stoljeća nakon Krista u djelu "Povijest prirode" (Historia naturalis) koju 77. godine objavljuje Plinije Stariji, a poslije i drugi autori, npr Getaldić.

Sustavna znanstvena istraživanja počinju tek od kraja 19 stoljeća, Groller (1889), Vavrović (1893), Katzer (1903), i drugi.

Najsustavnija znanstvena istraživanja špilje provodi češki znanstvenik (biolog, geograf, speleolog, paleontolog) Karel Absolon u razdoblju od 1912. do 1914. godine, kada otkriva gotovo sve danas poznate špiljske kanale.

Topografske izmjere i prvi nacrt špilje izradio je srpski geograf Mihajlo Rdaovanović (1929), dok je hidrološki šplju istraživao geomorfolog Sime Milojević (1938).

Cjelovit nacrt uz uporabu teodolita izradila je 1958. godine tvrtka Energoinvest i Speleološka udruga Bosansko-hercegovački krš.

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Detalj reljefa na ulazu u špilju Vjetrenica

Najnovija istraživanja koja od 2000. godine provode speleolozi SD Velebit iz Zagreba rezultirala su otkrićem novih kanala i najtočnijim topografskim nacrtom.

Od 2005. godine provodi se monitoring koji uključuje kontinuirane izmjere temperature i pritiska zraka i vode, relativnu vlagu zraka, brzinu i smjer strujanja zraka te razinu vode.

A mystical world open to all of us

Cave Rules

  1. Please be advised to wear long trousers as well as sturdy shoes. You should neither wear flip-flops nor shoes that have a high risk of slipping.
  2. Always be located in the vicinity of your tour guide and stick to your group - do not leave them.
  3. In case you are feeling tired, please notify the tour guide immediately.
  4. Please do not leave any waste, always bear in mind that you are located in a protected eco-system of great value.
  5. Pets are not allowed to enter the cave.
  6. Please do not take requisites out of the cave!
  7. We strongly disadvise visits for children under the age of 4, persons who suffer from claustrophobia as well as those who have difficulties in physical movement.
  8. Thank you for your understanding!

Interesting facts about the Vjetrenica cave

World's #1
in biodiversity
7,014m
total channel length
1,800m
total tour paths
11.6°C
average annual temperature

What our visitors say

  • Jan Skov

    Thank you for the very nice guidance you gave us in the cave of Wednesday. It is truly a remarkable and interesting place that deserves many visitors. My wife and I are very impressed and Nikolina was so surprised to find this beautiful place so close to where she lives. She took a lot of pictures from Popovo Polje and is going to find out all about it - she says :-)

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