Baraceve Spilje, Rakovica

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The Caves of Barać are located near the village of Nova Kršlja in the municipality of Rakovica, Croatia. In 1892 the caves were opened to visitors but subsequently abandoned and forgotten following World War II. In July 2004 the Upper Caves of Barać were reopened to visitors.The caves are named after a certain Barać who was a fighter against the Ottomans. According to a legend the caves bear the name of the victory of Barać at the caves. The surname of Barać does not exist anymore in this region.
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  • Baraceve Spilje (in Croatian) or Barac caves are located near the village of Nova Krslja in the municipality of Rakovica, North of the Lakes of Plitvice National Park. In 1892, the caves were opened to visitors, although they were later abandoned. In July of 2004 Barac's caves were open to visitors. Currently is a tour of 60 minutes with a guide who will explain the morphology and evolution of the cave with its stalactites and stalagmites and the forms that have been created over the years. The caves were called so by Barak, who was a warrior who fought against the Ottomans. Visit advisable and very pleasant.
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  • This was on our hostess' list of things to do so we did. First day we were late. (Lucky to meet others coming out since it is maybe 400 metres downhill from the parking lot.) Second day we went earlie...  more »
  • We were there today and thought not the cave is open... I was bright on thrilled that there was. so coves we have a tour... the friendly ticket seller us said we should wait but please still 30 min, if want to... push the other to us he guide "phi supplied us with coffee (and since the zigis had gone from me) even with 3 cigarettes... llip"called us and began the tour. . We had huge fun tour 2. plus a guide to make... the cave is not very big and I asked how great otherwise so sind.er said the groups yesterday I had a group of 53 people... was that amazed them so many at once let there people unfortunately the respect for nature... lost the guide also told us... some people break off stones... sleeping bats touch, etc... We had the impression that our guide just still have this respect for nature and it not easy to download parrots what liked us very well... The caves are equipment and permit history... and unfortunately only with special more accessible, in the cave that the 7 century BC came... and... also hohlenmalerei a stone axe and many further tierknochen were found 21 Urbären bone... It was an impressive and very well run tour which really liked us. Only negative (this is possible but the operator and not the employees) are the groups much too large for the guides you can poorly control so many people, and it would be many insects and the cute little bats grateful... "Hvala" Phillip and crew
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  • Knowledgeable and friendly guides, awesome caves and nature. You won't regret the tour, it is truly an awesome experience. Hoping to return and explore again soon. The only thing that was a bit disappointing were the few tourists who were disrespectful of the rules and snapping pieces off of the stalactites/stalagmites. Have some respect people.
  • We had an excellent, knowledgable guide for our tour of the caves. Would definitely recommend - plenty of prehistoric interest as well as the views.
  • Awesome caves here, the guide speaks fluent english and his voice/accent is very interesting and somewhat funny. You can buy water and some other small snacks / sweets from a shop there.
  • Guided tour takes about an hour and it's really cool! Guides are nice and funny and the complete darkness was really an unique experience :)
  • While you are in croatia worst to see. Take 1h Tour guide was realy nice and had good knowledge about what he was talking.
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