MEDINA ŠPILJA – MEDINA CAVE

- closed for the public

Medina cave is located on the western slopes of the Šutića vrh hill (787 m asl). The cave was built in the Upper Cretaceous limestones and its origin is connected to tectonic and interlayer cracks. The cave entrance is located on the south-western part of an elongated sinkhole and is 3 metres wide, 4.5 metres high. There are especially interesting stalactite and stalagmite formations in the cave – shaped as corals or grapes – that were formed in microclimatic conditions that are significantly different than today. White and brown colour prevails in the cave formations.

Medina cave has been protected as a geomorphological monument of nature since 1964.

The cave’s length, determined in 2010 by speleological research, is 528.1 m. The first plan of Medina cave was made in 1962 by Mirko Malez. The recorded length in 1962 was 63m.

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