Marble Caves, Mramorne

Marble Caves is a cave in Crimea, at the lower plateau of Chatyr-Dag, mountainous massif. It is a popular tourist attraction being one of the most visited caves in Europe.
Due to its uniqueness, the Marble Cave became famous worldwide. Speleologists consider it among the top five most beautiful caves of the planet, and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Ukraine. In 1992, it was included in the International Association of equipped caves.
In 1987, the Simferopol speleology team discovered a cave with a complex system of halls and galleries between Bin Bash-Koba (Thousand Heads) and Suuk-Koba (Cold). The new cave, that lay at the altitude of 920m above sea level, was called Marble (initially, also the name "Afghan" was used), due to the fact it that was formed by marble limestone. In 1988, the center of speleology tourism Onyx-tour established sightseeing tours, concrete paths were laid, and lighting.
The tour goes through the Fairy Tales gallery, Tiger Path, with hundreds of various stalactites, the Reconstruction Room, the largest cave room of the Crimea and one of the largest equipped rooms in Europe with its length of 100 metres and height of 28 metres, the Pink Room, with stone roses covering the top of the room, the Palace Hall, with "Queen" and "King" columns, and the Hope and Balcony Room. A stalactite "forest" leads to the Luster Room. Dozens of precious "chandeliers" hang down from the ceiling covered with coralite "flowers", some of them almost reach the floor. Here is the place where the tour ends, yet the cave has four more rooms: Landslide, Channel, Chocolate, and Geliktite.
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  • Very beautiful, but really COLD. Fantastic views and photos turn out to be excellent, most importantly, add light), the road to the cave is bad, do not advise on your car, if not an all-terrain vehicle
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  • The caves themselves are wonderful, must-visit, everything that is written about beauty and interesting facts, all so. I'd like to go on the road... The fact that the road will be heavy, we knew, in the caves not for the first time, but apparently everything is slightly forgotten ... The road is not a fountain, some people will say for sure, take care of the car and do not eat, for such at the entrance there is a pickup truck without a roof and offers to drive for mere pennies))) we got on his car, without losses, the road is dirt, with bumps, have to go slowly, 8km eat for about half an hour, I didn't believe when the navigator...
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  • Such a pretty cave! Spoiler alert: there is no marble there and the bracelets sold in the shop outside the cave don’t have anything to do with the cave or with Crimea even, as told by the instructor. The cave is still so pretty! Definitely worth the visit. The way to the cave is pretty harsh. You can’t go inside the cave on your own, you have to be in a group. They form groups there by the ticket office and the excursion take place every 10-15 mins. The most expensive ticket is 700 rubles and includes an excursion to all the halls of the cave. The excursion is very interesting if you can understand Russian, I don’t think they have excursions in English for foreigners.
  • Wasn't worth my money and the instructors didn't make alternatives for foreign tourists. Didn't enjoy the tour at all.
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