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Pálvölgy Cave

Name:Pálvölgy Cave
Name original:Pálvölgy Cave
ISCA member:MINISTRY FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT, SPELEOLOGICAL DEPARTMENT
Country:Hungary
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Elevation of entrance:0 m
Number of visitors:0 / per year
Length of show path: m
Duration of visit:120 min
Latitude:47.5333595276
Longitude:19.0150547028
Address:Szépvölgyi út 162
Town / City:Budapest 1025
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Phone:(36 1) 325-9505
Fax:(36 1) 336-0760
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It is Hungary's third longest cave rich in dripstone and stalagmite structures. According to the legend during June 1904 close to the edge of a mine yard the earth collapsed beneath a peacefully grazing sheep. During the rescue of the unfortunate animal, the continuation of the cavern was discovered. Thus discovering the dripstone decorated fore-section of today's Pálvölgyi Cave. Up until about 1910 a 1 km long section was exposed. From 1919 the public was allowed to view it under the supervision of professional guides and by the light of calcium carbide lamps. During WWII (World War II) the cave was used as an air-raid shelter; causing unfortunate damage to the interior fittings and the precious dripstone formations. Its length uncovered until today exceeds 7200 meters, out of which only 500 meters is properly lit and fit to walk through. It has a height of 104 meters and since 1944 it is an environment protection area. There is a 4.7 acres stone quarry extending from its entrance.

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04. July 2018

Kungur Ice Cave - An invitation

"Pearl" of Russia. The current 2018 became significant for Russia. Holding the FIFA World Cup positively influenced economy of many regions of our country. Eleven cities of the Russian Federation accepting athletes and fans from around the world. Majority of them want not only to visit football matches, but also to get acquainted with nearby sights. Doesn't stand aside, the mislaid in Perm Krai, small and cosy city Kungur and the well-known Kungur Ice cave. Located in 300 km from Yekaterinburg, the city Kungur joined the cities-participants of the World Cup. From it tourists go to the Ice cave, having brought so various geography in visits statistics. It is possible indefinitely to list the countries residents which visited for these days the kingdom of eternal winter: Mexico, Peru, Australia, Spain, Lebanon, Brazil, China, USA, India, Denmark, Netherlands, Portugal, France … Foreign tourists and citizens of Russia, having visited the Kungur ice cave, often can't express that delight which covers them after the excursion on the fantastic underground world. What is surprising and unique in the Kungur Ice cave? In what it is one and only? First, in variety of forms of ice which are presented in the cave in more than 100 kinds. Secondly, an availability of long-term ices, which age is several hundreds of years, in spite of the fact that the cave is on an insignificant elevation mark. Thirdly, the cave length, it takes the fifth place on extent among caves of a plaster karst. Fourthly, there are several long and volume grottoes, that isn't characteristic of plaster caves. Fifthly, exotic contrast, during the summer period, from a heat in + 30 degrees outside to the subzero temperature of underground halls. This list of factors which characterize fantastic space can be listed infinitely, but as the popular Russian wisdom says "A picture is worth a thousand words". Welcome to the Kungur Ice cave!!! Ekaterina Noskova

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blogger: Darricau Joëlle
Dear Cave Prehistory fans, if you are interested in cave prehistory literature, feel free to search under this link: http://www.ifrao.com/robert-g-bednarik/r-g-bednarik-library/

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