Saxony

Article Desolate churches II

Extensive sandstone man-made caves

Wrote 142 articles and follows him / her 8 travelers
Desolate churches II
Inserted: 15.11.2021
Author: Martin Javorský © gigaplaces.com
Suitable for:
Car tourists
Hikers
They been there:
They want there:

About 400m west of the more famous caves Pekelné doly (Pusté kostely I) there is a smaller artificial underground space right by the road from Velenice to Svitavy.

Underground spaces

A round space supported by 16 columnar rock pillars was excavated in the sandstone rock wall. The bottom of the cave is about 1.5 m below the surrounding terrain.

Underground spaces
Author: Martin Javorský © gigaplaces.com

Free entry

It is relatively easy to enter, entry is not restricted, however, with regard to weathering unstable sandstone, it is advisable to be careful.

Free entry
Author: Martin Javorský © gigaplaces.com

The original form

This underground quarry is smaller than the neighboring Hell's Mines, and was therefore not widely used during and after the war. As a result, it was not significantly disturbed by building modifications and thus retained its almost original appearance.

The original form
Author: Martin Javorský © gigaplaces.com

Cave in a bend of the road

The entrance to the caves is right next to the road in a sharp turn, so a careless driver could quite easily end up inside.

Cave in a bend of the road
Author: Martin Javorský © gigaplaces.com

Carved image of the crucified Christ

On the rock to the right of the entrance to the underground spaces there is a carved relief of the crucified Christ and next to them + the kneeling Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene created by an unknown author.

Carved image of the crucified Christ
Author: Martin Javorský © gigaplaces.com
Applaud the author of the article!
Share it on:

Practical information

Part of gigalist

Giga List: The most beautiful trips in the Lusatian Mountains

The Lusatian Mountains are a very picturesque region in northern Bohemia. In terms of tourism, it is a bit overshadowed by the… continue reading

The most beautiful trips in the Lusatian Mountains
Thanks!

Have you been there? Write a review of this place

Already rated by 0 travelers

Have you been there? Write a review of this place

You must be logged in to post a review or