Blue cave & Supljara (Hollow Cave), Plitvicka Jezera National Park

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    SUPLJARA CAVE

    by balhannah Updated Feb 24, 2012

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    Access to Supljara cave
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    Thankgoodness I had shoes on with good grip, because climbing up the steps to Supljara cave, I needed them.
    I needed to be very careful as the steps were made of stone blocks, were narrow and quite steep!
    I had to climb the steps as the entrance is over 20m high, and is looking towards the cascades and Kaluderovo lake.

    The cave is a spacious, collapsing sinkhole through which it is possible to reach the path above the canyon of the Lower Lakes. The second and the third hall are branches off in the middle of the cave. I could see the sky through the hole!
    The Cave is 68 metres long, so I didn't go any further, you probably may need a torch for further exploration.
    From here, there was a different view of the cascades.

    This Cave was also used for some films in the1960s. Several German and Italian westerns were filmed at Plitvice and in other parts of Croatia, with the famous "Treasure in Silver Lake" being filmed here. The movie is still a favorite in Germany, and has Deutsch-speaking "Native Americans." It was in this cave, that the treasure was hidden!

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    pitch dark Supljara cave

    by picek Updated Jan 20, 2011

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    in the mouth of a Supljara
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    Relatively short walk from Entrance one there's cave called Supljara, which has temperatures about 10 degrees and it's just some 80 meters long (and only small part of it you see, not the entire length).

    When reaching it from upper plateau, you'll take very steep steps along vertical rock, so it might be better idea to visit it by path along Kaluderovac lake. Well, don't expect too much from it: for the cave you need torch if you want to see something significant in hers darkness and if you have seen caves before, then this one can be missed. It is important for the local fauna, though!

    And some nice views open to the landscape from its elevated mouth - so, perhaps you'd like to try it nevertheless.

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    Modra pecina

    by diocletianvs Updated Jul 31, 2005

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    The Blue Cave

    Modra Pecina or The Blue Cave has its entrance right below the Hollow Cave close to the Big Cascades. Once it was possible to go inside with a boat but as some travertine barriers grew up the water of Kaludjerovac lake also grew up so now it has almost totally sunken.

    The boat that is left sunken in front of the entrance to the cave adds to the mysterious look.

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    Supljara

    by diocletianvs Updated Jul 31, 2005

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    Supljara

    As Plitvice are a natural phenomenon in the heart of the karst region, there are many caves in the limestone. Supljara - The Hollow cave got its name because it is.... hollow.

    It is just above the Big Cascades and you should go up there for a great view of the cave, but also of the lower lakes - Gavanovac, Kaludjerovac and the Big Cascades.

    Supljara's main hall is about 20 metres high, and from there there are entrances to two dark chambers (torch needed!) more than 40 metres long.

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    Up on Hill

    by Imbi Updated Oct 20, 2003

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    Plitvicka Jezera Nacionalni Park also have a small cave, where you could sit down and if it is summer time and you cant bear scorching sun and heat any more, it could prove the best place.
    It’s a bit dark from inside but still the outside view is amazing.

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    The Cave

    by Nykaenen Updated Sep 2, 2003

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    One of the caves

    Close to the Big Waterfall, there's this cave. The guide says there are several caves at Plitvice, we found only this one. In fact, we "ran into it" as it's visible from quite a distance. Steps carved into rock looked somewhat weird, but we were young and adventurous :)))

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    A little cave

    by codrutz Written Feb 12, 2004

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    I didn't visited it, but I guess it was pretty interesting to see how far the hole in the rock was..:)

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    The grotto

    by IngaA Written Jan 29, 2004

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    Plitvice grotto

    This grotto is really famous here. Remember Zdenka's photo with spread arms? Was taken there. My view is closer to the exit (which is entrance as well), that's why the panorama is a bit different.

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    Inside the cave

    by Nykaenen Updated Sep 2, 2003

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    Plitvice caves

    Who's afraid of the dark? I wasn't.
    Although the cave was small and nothing special, the view from it was breathtaking!
    Not to be missed!!!

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