Cave "Paradise" is one of the most famous tourist attractions of the Holy Cross Mountains, and one of the most beautiful karst caves of our country.
Delights and variety of forms of calcite crusts. There are clusters of stalactites here with a unique global density. The cave was considered inanimate nature reserve and archaeological site.
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Paradise Cave is a typical karst cave developed in limestones. Although small, stands out among Polish caves rich and well-preserved dripstones. One of the few in the country caves lit electrically (fiber optic lighting) and open to the public with a guide.
The corridors of the cave were produced in the Middle Devonian limestones, which are approx. 360 million years ago formed on the bottom of a shallow sea. The development of the cave occurred in several stages, mainly at the end of the Tertiary and Quaternary.
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The entrance to the cave leads drift made in a place where there was a former mouth of the cave, which in the past millennia has been completely overwhelmed the natural osypiskiem the slope.
The length of the tourist route is180 meters long nd starts in the pavilion, where a museum exhibition is organized introductory topics tourists in karst. You can see here in the cave found flint tools Neanderthal man who lives around the cave. 50,000 years ago, and the remains of prehistoric animals - mammoth, woolly rhinoceros, cave bear - being hunted and seeking refuge in a cave. The museum has been reconstructed Neanderthal family camp with three life-size figures.
In the pavilion, inside the cave leads artificial tunnel with a length of 21 meters.It plays a role lock protecting the cave microclimate.Just behind it there is a large initial chamber three strings connecting corridors of the cave. In the upper part of the chamber was located hole, the explorers got into the cave. Another - chamber Rubble - Is the largest room in the cave. You can see the huge boulders, which broke away from the ceiling, and then were covered with stalactites. Noteworthy column infiltrative called Harp, translucent after highlighting. Then the 40-meter artificial tunnel expands and goes to the Hall of Columns Which are full of charm and stalactites and stalagmite columns in the walls of numerous fossils of corals, and the bottom covered lakes, bowls necrotic and rice fields. Pizoidy are very rare, or loose formations in the shape of balls, called cave pearls. Spanning over a small lake bridge leads to the Hall of stalactites . There are hundreds of stalactites in various stages of development. Their number is over 200 pcs. / M2. On the floor are stalagmites and stalactites complex, creating interesting forms, for example. Stalactite column called "Pagoda". Another portion of the cave is the Hall High the ceiling - 8 m above the sidewalk. Going further back we come to Comoros Preliminary , Closing the loop tourist route.