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Ke kesi jdete z parkoviste jen po chodniku a nelezte nikam nahoru za sipkou!!! Je to zcela pohoda!!
Jeskyne Balcarka lezi v severni casti Moravskeho krasu, v malebnem useku Sucheho zlebu u Ostrova u Macochy, v prirodni rezervaci Balcarova skala - Vintoky. Je to uchvatny labyrint chodeb, domu a propasti s bohatou a mnohotvarnou krapnikovou vyzdobou.

Trocha historie
Balcarova skala byla az do 19. stoleti opredena radou pover a povesti. Az ve druhe polovine stoleti se stala predmetem vyzkumu. Ve 20. letech 20. stoleti zacal v okoli Balcarovy skaly pusobit ostrovsky obcan, zemedelec a poslanec Josef Samalik. Dne 16. cervna 1923 se mu podarilo proniknout do prvni podzemni prostory.

V nasledujicim roce objevil i dalsi casti Balcarky, k nimz patrily Wilsonovy rotundy, dom Zkazy a Fochuv (Velky) dom. Hned pote zacal jeskyne upravovat a zpristupnovat pro verejnost. Za pomoci akciove spolecnosti Moravsky kras, ktera Balcarku vzala do sve spravy, byla na Velikonocni nedeli roku 1925 jeskyne „odevzdana verejnosti“.

Avsak i v dalsich letech pokracoval Samalik, za vydatne pomoci ostrovskych obcanu, v pruzkumech podzemi Balcarovy skaly. Pocatkem roku 1935 objevili prekrasne zdobene prostory - dnesni Galerii a Prirodni chodbu. V 50. letech byla prohlidkova trasa zrekonstruovana a roku 2001 byl vybudovan novy provozni areal s modernim vybavenim a sluzbami pro navstevniky.

Vice na: Moravsky kras

Just go from parking on the pavement!!!!
This cave in northern part of Moravsky kras (Moravian Karst) is in picturesque part of Suchy zleb (The Dry Valley) close Ostrov u Macochy in nature reserve called Vintoky. It is breathtaking labyrinth of corridors, domes and underground temples with gorge and full-colour stalactical decoration.

Couple of history
Balcarova skala (The Balcarova Cliff) has been fabulous till 19. century. But then, in its second part it became subject of interrest. Since 20s of 20 century there was Mr. Samalik, local resident, farmer and also MP. The day 16. June 1923 is goal for him. He firstly reached first underground caves in here.
Next year he found another part of Balcarka cave as a Wilsonovy rotundy (Wilson`s rotunda), Dom zkazy (The Cataclysm Hall) and Velky Fochuv dom (The Big Fochuv Hall). Then, he started opening this cave for public. Thanks to helping of Moravsky kras Ltd., this cave was opened at Easter Sunday in 1925 and "passed on" to general public.
However Mr. Samalik was exploring under support local people another underground of Balcarova skala. Early in 1935 they found exquisite chambers - in nowadays is it called Gallery and Prirodni Chodba. In 50`s foot trails for tourists were repaired and since 2001 outside of cave there is a new and modern facility for tourism.

For more information: Balcarka cave

Translation by Atlaska, August 2006.

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