Šime Kurelića 4, Pazin
+385 (0) 91 512 1528; +385 (0) 98 33 0038
Pazin cave is a speleological object which is protected by law and it's not arranged for tourist visits. Speleological Association "Istra" Pazin, in cooperation with the Public Institution "Natura Histrica" takes you into the underground of the Pazin Cave throughout the year depending on weather conditions and upon request. The visit is organized in a natural ecological way and it gives you a unique experience of the underground.
At the beginning, there is the introduction about how to use the basic equipment which is necessary for Speleo-adventure and guides inform you about where is allowed to move, possible obstacles and how to overcome them in the easiest way. There is a slight descent through trail to the canyon in the riverbed Pazinčica. The underground part of the trail is about 200 m long and it ends with a big hall and an underground lake which length is 80 m.
There is a small zip line inside the speleological object which transfer visitors to a sandbar of the underground lake. It gives unique dimension to the speleo – adventure.
The return is done on the same trail after the end of the underground visit. The total height difference is approximately 118 m.
Note for the visitors:
It is necessary to bring appropriate sport shoes and extra clothes, as well as it is recommended to wear light long sleeves because it's colder inside (about 15°C).
3- 3,5 hours
190 kn (25 €) per person (discount for the larger groups)
The price includes: 2 experienced guides –speleologists, helmets and lights
Minimum – max. number of persons: 3 – 15
Beneth The Castle of Pazin plunges Pazinčica river which makes (under the town) two underground lakes connected by siphon. At a rainy days, when abyss can not take too much water, it makes a lake about 2 km long. That happened in 1883, 1896, 1930, 1934, 1935, 1961, 1964, 1974, 1993, 2002 (twice), 2008 and in 2009. The great flood was in 1896 when water came up to 30 m under the walls of the Castle of Pazin.
There is something about Pazin cave - the unique masterpiece of nature which is mantioned, as The Castle of Pazin, in many books written by travel writers (Valvasor, Petronio, Yriarte). It was also an inspiration to many famous writers - Jules Verne, Dante, Vladimir Nazor and to many other writers.