»»» The educational trail through Pazin cave is temporarily closed due to rockslide and further danger of falling rocks.
The Pazin Cave is the most picturesque example of natural forces at work on the karst Istrian terrain. Under the walls of a thousand year old Pazin Castle, right on the border of the «grey» and «red» Istria, the biggest Istrian stream Pazinčica has found its flow through the underground all the way to the valley of the river Raša. Perhaps it continues its flow even to reach the Lim gulf, as once wrote the famous novelist Jules Verne in his novel «Mathias Sandorf». Such remarkable scenery has inspired many other writers (Nazor, Dante, Yriarte…), so You definitely won't be let uninspired.
Educational walking trail is maintained with length of 1100 m. It begins at the Vršić bridge, below the Kaštel. Trail leads through the woods up to 'Piramida' (Pyramid) lookout where there is a view to the underground of the Pazin cave. The sightseeing is individual, with no guide, which is why there are information boards in different foreign languages along the trail where you can learn more about karst phenomenon, hydrography, the pit plant life, legends, researches and brave explorers. The educational trail ends at the parking lot behind the Lovac Hotel and descends back to the edge of the cliff all the way to the Vršić bridge.
Adults: 5,00 €
Children: 3,00 €
Children under 5 years free of charge
The ticket contributes to a permanent protection, preservation and promotion of the protected landscape „Pazinski ponor“.
Entrance at your own risk. The underground sightseeing is not included.
Note: It is strictly forbidden and also dangerous to walk out of the marked trails as well as to go down to the streambed and to walk along the tight pit passage!
Buraj 7, HR-52000 Pazin
T: +385 91 512 1528, +385 98 330 038