This exceptional system of limestone caves comprises collapsed dolines, some 6 km of underground passages with a total depth of more than 200 m, many waterfalls and one of the largest known underground chambers. The site, located in the Kras region (literally meaning Karst), is one of the most famous in the world for the study of karstic phenomena.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|vii||To contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance.||All|
|viii||To be outstanding examples representing major stages of earth's history, including the record of life, significant on-going geological processes in the development of landforms, or significant geomorphic or physiographic features.||All|
|Faro della Vittoria (Victory Lighthouse)||2020||18.9km||site_ao|
|Monumento ai Lupi di Toscana||2020||34.4km||site_ao|
|The ‘Hairy Stone’ Fortress of Croatia||2017||30.1km||site_ao|
|A Remarkably Preserved ‘Danse Macabre’ Fresco||2018||19.1km||site_ao|
|Grožnjan Town Loggia||2017||38.6km||site_ao|
|Santuario di Monte Grisa||19.7km||site_brutalism|
|Il Quadrilatero (ATER) Rozzol Melara||1969||13.9km||site_brutalism|
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