Risovac cave is located at the entrance to Arandjelovac from the direction of Topola. This cave is a habitat of man from the Ice Age, as well as one of the most famous Paleolithic sites in Europe. Discover its significance below and learn something new.
Archaeological excavations of the Risovac Cave
Research of Risovac cave started in 1953 by the Archaeological Institute of the Serbian Academy of Science and the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade. They lasted until 1976, with longer or shorter interruptions. Archaeological excavations have uncovered fossils of cave bears, mammoths, fleece rhinos, bison, cave lions, leopards, cave hyenas, deer and many other animals. An 187-meter-long cave with coral halls of various shapes and colors, with objects and ornaments used by prehistoric man, was excavated. The Risovac cave was arranged and opened for tourist visits on September 19, 1987.
Significance of Risovac Cave
The Risovac cave was explored from 1955 to 1961 under the leadership of Dr. Branko Gavela. Traces of the use of fire in sand deposits were found at this place. In addition to the hearth, and it has been found tool chipped sileks, processed bone and fossil remains prehistoric animals. It is assumed that the cave was Risovačka habitat hunters middle period of the Old Stone Age. Figures made of polyester resin occupy a central place in this popular tourist destination. The figures represent the family of a prehistoric man: the father irons a weapon and makes a fire, the mother carries wood, the son makes a stone tool, and the other son approaches the fire, already ready to hunt.
How to get to Risovacka cave?
- If you move from Belgrade by car, Risovac cave can be reached in an hour (highway A1 / E75 and Ruta 25).
- If you travel to Arandjelovac by bus, then we advise you to take a taxi from the bus station to this cave (it will take you less than 5 minutes to drive via Route 27). Toll-free contact lines are: 0800 32 32 32, 0800 22 22 24 and 0800 725 725.
Ticket prices and working hours of the Risovac Cave
- This popular cave in Arandjelovac can visit any day during the period from 09 to 17 h.
- The ticket price for all visitors is 200 dinars.