Pećina Orlovača

Sinjevo bb, Jahorina

Orlovaca Cave - Most important information

The Orlovaca Cave is one of the most beautiful caves in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located at a distance of 15 kilometers from Sarajevo and near the town of Sumbolovac. The cave has yet to be fully explored, and fragments as old as 3,500 years have been found.

The importance of the Orlovaca cave
The Orlovaca Cave is today a top-rated tourist attraction, and this is due to the exceptional appearance of the cave and the numerous details of the cave jewelry. Among them, stalagmites, stalactites, cave pillars, draperies, various salivates, aragonite, coral jewelry, and biguine tubs stand out.
  • Bones of a 16,000-year-old cave bear were found in the cave: During work on the footpath through the cave, parts of the cave bear's body were found, i.e., rib bones and limb bones. Those bones were broken, which testifies to the bear's movement through the corridors. In addition, several bear skulls were found, indicating that more than eight individuals lived here.
  • The permanent residents of the cave are bats: About ten individuals of bats were seen on the site itself, and many researchers came to this very cave to investigate their origin and observe the behavior of these animals.
  • An ax and ceramic fragments were also found in the cave area: These objects are considered 2,500 to 3,500 years old and are believed to have been used by prehistoric people. Many exhibits from the museum were stolen since the shows in question are among the largest in the world in terms of preservation and size.
Opening hours and ticket prices
  A professional guide can only visit the cave, and the tour lasts 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Opening hours: The cave is open from April 15 to October 15 every weekday and weekend, except Mondays. Visiting times are 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
  • Ticket price: The price of an individual visit is 4KM, group visits have a price of 3KM, while a group of students pays the cost of 2KM.
How to get to Orlovaca cave?
 The Orlovaca Cave is located near the main road to Sokolac and in the town of Sumbolovac. The easiest way to get there is by car. Larger cities are nearby: Sarajevo, Pale, Zenica, Mostar, and Tuzla.
  • By car: If you are coming from Sarajevo, you will need more than 20 minutes of driving. Follow the M5 or E761 road to Sumbovac and the path to the cave itself. From the direction of Zenica and Mostar, road E73, i.e., A1, will take you. You need to follow the A2 road from Belgrade to Lajkovac and then continue to Valjevo. From Valjevo, you must continue to the Ljubovija border crossing, where you continue towards Bratunac, Vlasenica, and Sokolac. From Sokolac, you must travel another half hour to the cave.


Type of Attractions
  • Brige
  • Museum


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