Resavska Cave, Despotovac

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Resava Cave or Resavska Cave is a cave near Jelovac in eastern Serbia, about 20km from Despotovac. It is one of the largest cave systems in Serbia, with the corridors about 4.5km long.
The cave is located in the Upper Resava region. The cave is estimated to be 80 million years old while the oldest speleothems date from 45 million years ago. It has four halls on two levels each and the speleothmes are colored in red, yellow and white. Altitude at the entrance into the cave is 485m and the lowest point inside is at 405m.
Resava cave was accidentally discovered by the local shepherds in 1962. After being explored for 10 years, the cave was officially opened for visitors on 22 April 1972. It had 52.000 visitors in 2016. On 1 May 2017, the Adrenalin Park, a new attraction was opened in the cave. It consist of 15 obstacles (hanging bridges, hanging cables, zip-line, beams, etc.).
North of Resava Cave is the cultural monument Lisine, which comprises two waterfalls, Veliko Vrelo and Veliki Buk. The Lisine hydro-complex and Resava Cave are under one administration. In 2017 the Government of Serbia and Institute for Nature Protection began preliminary actions into creating a new national park, which would cover the mountainous Kučaj-Beljanica region. It is supposed to be the largest national park in Serbia, which would, among other, encompass the Resava Cave, Lisine complex and some of the oldest, intact forest in the country, like the Vinatovača rainforest, which remained intact since the mid 17th century.
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  • I saw the Rajkov cave and the Postojna Pit, the Resavo cave is somewhere between, Postojina is bigger and more relaxed for tourists, Rajkova is somewhat prettier. You've actually seen a cave-you've seen it all, unless you're a speleologist.
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  • Today we visited the Manasija monastery, which is beautiful and surprising for me. The monastery is located within a great fortress, whose walls go in a height that seems to be about 50k meters. After visiting the monastery, we went to the cave where we were welcomed by Ivan's Guide. With it, we went to tour the cave, which is 4.5 km long and the path for tourists is about 800m and consists of a tour of the upper and Lower cave. We were all surprised by a sow that only nature can perform. The cave is old according to the guide for about 80 million years. If you are going to visit, be sure to experience an unusual experience. All the commendation for the Guide and the environment that is decorated.
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  • Very big cave, nice path and good guide. A stunning surrounding and fine litle adventure park in front (to kill time while waiting for next tour).
  • So far Resavska Pecina is the most beautiful cave I seen in Serbia. The place where it lace is somehow isolated. The road was not no good but finally we arrived safe. You will enter with a guide at specific hours so plan well your visit in order not to wait too long. Our guide was speaking English so we could understand all the stories about the cave.
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