Potpece Cave - the most important information
Potpece cave is a spring cave that is a natural monument. It is located 14 km from Uzice, and its entrance is located at the foot of Dreznicka gradina and is the highest cave entrance in Serbia (932 m above sea level).
Characteristics of Potpece cave
The cave is of the spring type and the river Petnica is created in it, which later flows into Djetinja, and it consists of two main floors of cave channels: the Upper Cave, which is older, and the Lower Cave, which is younger and there are 12 units in it. There are three groups of channels: fossil, periodically active, and continuously active, and the air temperature in the cave is 9.5 C.
Pottery, deer antlers and stone weapons were discovered in the cave so it is assumed that it was inhabited during the Neolithic, and it consists of limestone of Middle Triassic age. It was opened to the public in 1984 after researching and arranging the 555m part. In the cave you can see halls like the Dragon Hall and the Attic, passages like the Passage of Hope, the Miner's Passage and the Passage of Bats, as well as formations like Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs and Don Quixote.
How to get to Potpece cave?
You can reach Potpece Cave
- by your own transport - if you're traveling from Belgrade, go by the highway Belgrade - Podgorica, E-763, and take the turn for Zlakusa train station, from which you just follow the road. If you're traveling from Užice, go to the highway E-763 and follow the same instructions or
- taxi from Uzice. We recommend Bravo Taxi 031/554422 and Butterfly Taxi 031/500500.
Opening hours and tickets
- The cave is open to visitors from April 1 to October 31. In April, it works on weekdays from 12:00 to 16:00 and on weekends from 10:00 to 18:00, and from May 1 it works every day from 10:00 to 18:00. Entries are every hour, so the last entry is at 5 p.m.
- The price of an individual ticket for adults is 300 dinars, and for children 200, while the price of a group ticket for adults is 240 dinars, and for children 170 dinars.