Pecina Orlovaca

Pecina Orlovaca Museum

Useful Information

Location: Donje Sinjevo, 10 km from Pale. 20 km east of Sarajevo
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=2,500 m, A=949 m asl.
Guided tours:
Address: Pecina Orlovaca,
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2004 16,000 years old cave bear bones discovered.
2009 cave bear bones stolen.


Pecina Orlovaca is a natural cave which was transformed into a cave museum. One of the highlights is a 16,000-year-old cave bear skeleton, which is the second-largest cave bear skeleton ever found. The bones were discovered rather lately in 2004, but unfortunately they were stolen in 2009.

The cave is famous for many findings, both archaeological remains from the Mesolithic and palaeontologic remains, especially of the cave bear (Ursus spelaeus). There are some endemic animals known from the cave, for example a cave beetle which was named after the cave.