VIA SLOVAK OPAL MINES
Entry and guided tour of the Slovak Opal Mines (near the town of Prešov)
Location: ZlatáBaňa (approximately 440 km from Bratislava to ZlatáBaňa)
Duration: about 5 hours (+ transport by driven car from/to Bratislava)
Meeting point: according to agreement
Availability: all year round
We invite you to join a unique guided tour of the Slovak Opal Mines. They are the oldest opal mines in the world. This unique attraction is located near the town of Prešov, where Slovak opal mining has a long tradition.
At present the mining works are often used for recreation. For less adventurous visitors, part of the most beautiful underground space has been transformed into accessible mines with artificial lighting, stairways and pathways, allowing them to pass through these areas with minimal effort. The mines are also used in the treatment of respiratory diseases by so-called speleotherapy.
Take a unique opportunity to enter these opal mines that had been closed to the public for several decades. In the mystical atmosphere of the colourful underground world, you will learn the history of mining in the area, you will find out all about the precious Slovak opal, directly in the only mining area of its kind in Europe and Asia. Get to know the underground minerals, and if you want more, you can explore the depths of the mines flooded with water, where only divers are allowed to go. Do you dare? Contact us and book your visit to the Slovak Opal Mines!
A tour of the mining underground space takes about 5 hours with experienced speleologists and opal hunters. The temperature in mining areas varies from +0.5°C to 6.4°C during the year. The price includes the rent of helmet, light + commentary.
Included in the price:
- Entry to an adrenaline tour of the Slovak Opal Mines Libanka per 1 person
- Searching for opal in the underground mines
- Renting a helmet and light
- Individual transit between the Jozef and Viliam adits only according to the lit signs – Refreshment (beverage and snack)
- Viatory guide + speleology instructor
- Car transport with a driver
- Welcome drink
The minimum number of people required for the tour is 4. The maximum number of people is 8. Free live entry requires considerable physical fitness, good health and stamina. Entry is not suitable for people suffering from claustrophobia. There are stable temperatures from + 0.5°C to + 6.4°C in the opal mines, so warm clothing and quality solid footwear are required.
Once the order is received, we will send you a confirmation of your booking with accurate information.
If you have any inquiries and questions, do not hesitate to contact us (by mail, by phone, via the contact form on our site).
If there is not a sufficient number of people in a group (at least 4), the trip may be cancelled. In this case, we will send full refund to your account.