Vilenica Cave

Local nameJama Vilenica
LocationSežana, Slovenia

Vilenica Cave or Vilenica Cave at Lokev is the oldest show cave in Europe. The first tourists to the cave were recorded in 1633. It is located next to the village of Lokev in the municipality of Sežana on the Karst Plateau in southwestern Slovenia. Until the mid-19th century it was known as the biggest, most beautiful, and most frequently visited cave of the Classical Karst. Later it was surpassed by Postojna Cave.

Vilenica Cave is more than 1,300 metres in length, with a depth of 180 m, but tourists are only allowed into the first 450 m of the cave.

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Slovenian: Vilenica @ Ferdinand Runk and Anton Herzinger

More information and contact


Address Lokev 4v 6219 Lokev

Coordinates 45°39'0" N 13°55'0.001" E

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