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Tolmin Gorge - Zadlaska (Dante's) Cave

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Zadlaska or Dante's Cave is situated in the region of the well-known Tolmin Gorge. If you are interested of the Tolmin Gorge only for the cave, then is the easiest way if you go to the cave just at the main road over the Devil's bridge. The cave is named by the village Zadlaz and is one of the many caves, by which were flowing off the waters of the Soca glacier. In the cave are three chamber rooms, the cave interlacement is 1140 metres long and 41 metres deep. In the beginning of the 14th century the patriarch Pagano della Torre in Tolmin hosted the poet Dante Alighieri, which had at that time visited the cave and find in it the inspiration for the Pekel (Hell) in his poem Bozanska komedija (Divine Comedy). After that poet the cave got the second name. It was first researched and drawn in the year 1922 by the members of the mountain club Krpelj and was later accommodated to the tourist visitors. It was deepen and they cut in the stairs. It was finally researched and drawn by the caving club Tolmin in the year 1977. In the cave you can see the endemic species of the beetle and there is also the bat, which is living here in the winter. Zadlaska (Dante's) Cave belongs to very demanding caves. For visiting you have to have the appropriate equipment and you need the attendance by the caving guide. You can look to the cave by yourself, but only for few metres.


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Zadlaska (Dante's) Cave - Zadlaska (Dante's) Cave

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Zadlaska (Dante's) Cave
Zadlaska (Dante's) Cave - Arrival on the road from the footpath along Zadlascica

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Arrival on the road from the footpath along Zadlascica
Zadlaska (Dante's) Cave - Road Zatolmin - Cadrg

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Road Zatolmin - Cadrg
Zadlaska (Dante's) Cave - Information board about Zadlaska Cave

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Information board about Zadlaska Cave
Zadlaska (Dante's) Cave - Below Zadlaska Cave

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Below Zadlaska Cave
Zadlaska (Dante's) Cave - Stairs to the Zadlaska (Dante's) Cave

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Stairs to the Zadlaska (Dante's) Cave
Zadlaska (Dante's) Cave - Secured path to the cave

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Secured path to the cave
Zadlaska (Dante's) Cave - View back on the road

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View back on the road
Zadlaska (Dante's) Cave - Memorial plate for Dante Alighieri

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Memorial plate for Dante Alighieri
Zadlaska (Dante's) Cave - View of the start of Zadlaska Cave

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View of the start of Zadlaska Cave
Zadlaska (Dante's) Cave - Adit in the cave

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Adit in the cave
Zadlaska (Dante's) Cave - View from the cave window

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View from the cave window

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Data

Municipality: TOLMIN (11634 population)

Settlements in the municipality:

Tolmin (3534 population), Podbrdo (695), Volče (588), Poljubinj (456), Most na Soči (434),

Zatolmin (344), Modrej (293), Idrija pri Bači (290), Dolenja Trebuša (286), Slap ob Idrijci (242), Volarje (239), Kamno (226), Kneža (206), Ponikve (179), Čiginj (176), Žabče (166), Pečine (158), Dolje (157), Koritnica (148), Grahovo ob Bači (138), Bača pri Modreju (135), Ljubinj (132), Petrovo Brdo (130), Prapetno Brdo (121), Postaja (115), Prapetno (113), Modrejce (112), Gorenja Trebuša (103), Gabrje (102), Šentviška Gora (101), Hudajužna (101), Kozaršče (92), Kanalski Lom (89), Podmelec (86), Sela pri Volčah (85), Stopnik (83), Klavže (80), Tolminski Lom (68), Roče (64), Logaršče (55), Čadrg (46), Gorenji Log (46), Stržišče (45), Rut (43), Temljine (41), Zadlaz-Žabče (36), Zakraj (34), Zadlaz-Čadrg (33), Drobočnik (32), Polje (30), Kuk (30), Obloke (26), Bukovski Vrh (23), Trtnik (23), Daber (22), Kozmerice (21), Bača pri Podbrdu (20), Grant (17), Volčanski Ruti (15), Selišče (15), Dolgi Laz (14), Gorski Vrh (13), Kneške Ravne (13), Tolminske Ravne (11), Znojile (11), Grudnica (10), Porezen (10), Loje (10), Selce (10), Sela nad Podmelcem (9), Kal (3), Lisec (0)

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