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Cerovačke Caves, Modrić Cave

Cerovačke Caves, Modrić Cave The karst area offers astonishing views of the underground with hundreds of still insufficiently explored caves of natural Baroque decoration profusion.

The karst area offers astonishing views of the underground with hundreds of still insufficiently explored caves of natural Baroque decoration profusion. The most well-known and open to guests are Cerovačke Caves, Manita Cave, Modrić Cave, Strašna Cave . The biggest ones open to guests are Cerovačke Caves. They are located at 4 km from Gračac, in the Lika region, on the last slopes of Mount Velebit. They were discovered in 1924 (Nikola Turkalj). Besides its endless beauty of stalaglites and stalagmites of rainbow colour, this is also one of the biggest sites of the cave bear in Croatia. Inside of the cave fossil human bones and bronze axes were also found. The length of the cave is 3,800 m. The upper cave is 1,200 m, while the lower cave is 2,400 m long. Between them, there is a much smaller one, the Middle Cave. They are rich in cave decorations and karst phenomena (abysses and chimneys). They have been under protection since 1961.