Zlot Caves

Zlot Caves Zlot Caves

There are many important sites near the village of Zlot - especially important are the caves of Lazareva, Vernjikica, Vodena, Mandina, Hajducica and Stojkova Ledenica. All these objects are known as the Zlot Caves or the Caves of Zlot.

Two of the caves - Lazareva and Vernjikica, are adapted for the tourists. The most famous and the one that was adapted the earliest in the Lazareva cave. The entrance to the cave is at the 291m above the sea level and it is located at the left bank of the Lazareva River. Turks have closed the entrance to the cave during their reign, in order to prevent outlaws from hiding in the cave. The first archeological data about the cave were given by Felix Hoffman in 1882, and systematic explorations were done first by Jovan Cvijic, and later by the Museum of Mining located in Bor. The cave tunnels were built by an underground river and the tunnels are still changing. The total length of the tunnels is 1592m. There are organized guide tours and the time spent in the cave and in the motel next to it represent a unique experience, fulfilled with legends and stories about the burried treasure in those areas.

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