Vilenica Cave

Vilenica Cave


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Ferdinand Runk and Anton Herzinger

Vilenica Cave or Vilenica Cave at Lokev (Slovene: Jama Vilenica pri Lokvi) may be the earliest show collapse Europe. The very first vacationers towards the cave were recorded in 1633. It’s located near the village of Lokev within the town of Sezana around the Karst Plateau in southwestern Slovenia. Before the mid-1800s it had been referred to as greatest, most breathtaking, and many frequently visited cave from the Classical Karst. Later it had been surpassed by Postojna Cave.

Vilenica Cave is much more than 1,300 metres (4,300 ft) long, having a depth of 180 m (590 ft), but vacationers are just permitted in to the first 450 m (1,480 ft) from the cave.

Since 1986, the annual Vilenica Worldwide Literary Festival has had devote the cave as well as in the villages and towns from the Karst and elsewhere. The big event most generally happens at first of September. The central area of the festival may be the conferral from the Vilenica Prize for literature through the Slovene Writers’ Association. The award is presented within the cave’s Plesna Hall (Plesna dvorana) with an author from Central Europe for achievements in literary and essay writing.

Coordinates: 45°39′00″N 13°55′00″E / 45.65°N 13.916667°E / 45.65 13.916667

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