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Cave Biserujka

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Biserujka, also known under the name of Vitezica, the largest karst cave on the island of Krk, was opened the middle of the 19th century in 1834. In the tourist season this cave is very popular among fans of natural attractions of Croatia.

Underground cave areas open to tourists include the so-called "Mouth" - the entrance to Biserujka, "Balcony", "Mine", the Great hall, "Northern channel", the Arched hall and Cypress hall. Underground space rich in a variety of stalactites, bizarre stalagmites, calcareous incrustations, impressive types of miraculous statues that were created over millions of years. At a depth of thirteen meters under the earth's surface recorded the lowest point of Biserujka.

The antiquity of the cave Biserujka show bone fragments of a cave bear that was found during archaeological surveys. There is a legend which claims that in the past the pirates and the robbers hid in the cave of treasures "beads" in Croatian - "pearl" from this word the name of Biserujka was born.

Microclimatic parameters in the stable cave, the average temperature within 15 degrees, which makes the stay quite pleasant. The descent into the cave is comfortable, as are fences and rails, during the descent is sufficient to bring a jacket or sweater.

Although the surroundings of Biserujka mostly barren and rocky, they differ in several features. To study them you can, if you go through the "nature trail" organized for educational purposes. It has a special dashboard. While walking on a mountain path you can see the landscape, surrounded by stone walls near the village of Rudine, pastime, overgrown with bushes of juniper, Bay Sliwinska with fertile soil terraces, the romantic ruins and the harbour village of Rudine.