Investment of 9 million euros will transform Cerovac Caves into a top tourist attraction
The timeframe of the project is two years
- April 15, 2019 21:30
- Monika Dimitrova
Cerovac Caves, located in the south part of the Velebit Nature Park, is set to become a European tourist attraction with an investment project “Centre of Excellence – Cerovac Caves – Sustainable Management of Natural Heritage and Karst Underground”. For this purpose, the speleological attraction will be closed for visitors in 2019 and 2020. The project, worth over 68 million kuna (9.1 million euros) aims to increase the attractiveness, educational capacity and sustainable management of the destination.
As part of the project a visitor management system and interpretation centre, including a hall, exhibition space, cafe bar and speleological centre will be constructed. There will be also a small speleological school, outdoor walking path, adrenalin park and activities for adventure tourism like climbing rocks. The timeframe of the project is two years.
The Cerovac complex is comprised of 3 caves - Lower, Middle and Upper Cave, containing a total of seven kilometres of explored passages. As well as being an important archaeological site, the caves are also one of the largest cave bear sites in Croatia where you can see animal markings on rocks which were created by bears rubbing against cave walls.
Source: Zadar Municipality