Tiny village Aggtelek Hungary

We are going north on the Hungarian great plain, Pusta, from Lillafüred.

We are going north on the Hungarian great plain, Pusta, from Lillafüred.

We are going into the Aggtelek village. It is really a pastoral and small village.

We are going into the center of Aggtelek village. It is really a pastoral and small village.

Aggtelek is a village in the county of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hungary. It is located 50 km northwest from the county seat of Miskolc, near the Slovakian border. It has a population of 557 inhabitants (2015).

We are walking in the village for a while. I love such a small quiet village.

We are rambling about in the village for a while. I love such a small quiet village.

The area has been inhabited since ancient times. After the Mongols had left the area, it was uninhabited for a long time. Aggtelek is known to have been first identified in 1295, when it was called Ogogteluk.

Aggtelek is known for the vast stalactite caverns of the nearby Baradla-Domica cave system, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aggtelek and Slovak Karst.

We are going to the Aggtelek caverns of the Aggtelek National Park.

We are going to the Aggtelek caverns of the Aggtelek National Park.

Aggtelek National Park is a national park in Northern Hungary, in the Aggtelek Karst region. It was founded in 1985.

Aggtelek Tourist Information Office and UNESCO World Heritage Stone (The caves of the Aggtelek Karst and the Slovak Karst.)

Aggtelek Tourist Information Office and UNESCO World Heritage Stone (The caves of the Aggtelek Karst and the Slovak Karst.)

The entrance of the caves of the Aggtelek Karst.

The entrance of the Baradla-Domica Cave of the Aggtelek Karst.

It is the inside of Baradla Cave.

We entered the cave. It is the inside of Baradla Cave. The temperature inside the cave is about 10 degrees Celsius.

The Bardala Cave is the largest limestone cave in Europe. This cave is 26 km in length, 8 km of which is located in Slovakia and has a borders in the underground cave.

The Bardala Cave is the largest limestone cave in Europe. This cave is 26 km in length, 8 km of which is located in Slovakia and has borders in the underground cave.

Stalactite called dragon’s head

Stalactite called dragon’s head

The widest space called a concert hall, you can hold a wedding ceremony here.

The widest space called a concert hall, you can hold a wedding ceremony here.

There are some small streams in the Aggtelek caves.

There are some small streams in the Aggtelek caves.

Rare fish in the water

Rare fish in the water, the photo is from the brochure.

Fish and axolotl without eyes in the Baradla cave of Aggtelek. The photos are from the brochure.

Fish and axolotl without eyes in the Baradla cave of Aggtelek. The photos are from the brochure.

Very small creatures, crustaceans, in the water. Photos are from brochures.

Very small creatures, crustaceans, in the water. Photos are from brochures.

Nature is sometimes a splendid artist.

Nature is sometimes a splendid artist.

I have lost my digital camera in the spa house of Hévíz. But I got many nice pictures from my friends. Unfortunately, I cannot show you all of them.                 So, we are going to the exit.

The Exit of Bardala Cave. He is our guide, Ferenc. "Thank you Ferenc, good bye."

The Exit of Bardala Cave. He is our guide, Ferenc. “Thank you, I had a lot of fun Ferenc, goodbye.”

We left the cave. God's in his heaven; all's right with the world.

We left the cave. God’s in his heaven; all’s right with the world.

Now, let's go to the next destination.

Now, let’s go to the next destination.

 

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