Lokvarka Cave is located next to the Zagreb-Rijeka highway, about 2 km east of the center of Lokve. Lokvarka Cave is the deepest cave in the country that has been reopened to tourists and visitors. The Lokvarka cave was discovered in 1911. During the excavation of limestone, it was discovered by Jakov Bolf Talijanetov. The cave was first explored by geologist Josip Poljak, who named the cave Lipa after the hill Debela lipa. Later, its name was changed because the cave is not located in the hill Debela lipa, but in the hill Kameniti vrh. For the Lokvarka cave, Poljak wrote that it is one of the most beautiful caves in the Croatian karst.Since 1935, when electricity was introduced, and later, when the iron stairs were built, it has become an increasingly important part of Lokva's tourist offer. About ten thousand people visit the cave annually. The length of the cave channel is about 1200 meters, the height difference from the entrance to the bottom is about 270 meters, and temperatures range from 6.5 to 8 degrees Celsius. The entrance to the cave is located at an altitude of about 780 meters, has several galleries or levels, with four accessible to visitors. Due to the exceptional beauty, diversity and richness of the cave decoration, in 1961 Lokvarka was declared a protected natural monument and included in the National Ecological Network as a habitat for endemic cave animals.
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