The biggest, most beautiful and most interesting caves in Croatia are Cerovačke caves, 4 km southwest from Gračac, on north east fall of Velebit’s hill Crnopac (1403).They were discovered during the construction of Lička railway in 1924 by Nikola Turkalj.They got its name from railway station Cerovac.
These caves are one of the biggest findings of cave bears in Croatia. Also, fossil bones of a men and bronze axe were found. That men bone used to belong to so called “cave bears hunter” from upper Pleistocene who used to live there 20 000 years ago. Cave is 3800 m long and the whole system is 4 km. Caves are rich in many decorations and karst features (abysses and chimneys), they are important paleontological finding of cave bears and prehistoric ceramics (Illyrian Celtic culture). As geomorphological natural monument, it is protected in 1961.
Duration: whole day / up to 13 hours
What to wear: comfortable sport shoes
What to take: water, camera
Included in price: bus,guide,tickets for Cerovačke
Advantage: for family,young and seniors, history