The Devil's Throat cave
A 300 000 years old cave. Its total length is 1km, and the length of the
improved route is 350m. In this cave you can find the biggest cascade of waterfalls on the Balkan peninsula, with a total height of 60m.
According to the legend this is the place where Orpheus went down into the kingdom of the specters, in search of his beloved Euridica.
You can go for an exciting river-boat trip into the dark Devil's ass - at the back of the cave.
This is the longest cave on the Balkan peninsula (10km). It is located in the canyon valley of the river Buinovska 2 km to
the west of the village of Yagodina. One who dares to explore these caves will be rewarded with a once in a lifetime experience. The cave is
of karst type and it is five stories tall, with many labyrinths and abysses inside. Part of the cave is
electrified and reveals mysterious formations: draperies, pipe-like
stalactites, cave pearls, leopard skin and many hanging stalactites. Some of the formations inside resemble
the well-known Santa Claus, Snow-White and The Seven Dwarfs,
Virgin Mary and her newborn child, Elephant, and some characters from
the Bulgarian culture and tradition. The New Year’s hall is of
great interest too.
It is 2500 meters long and is one of the biggest Bulgarian caves.
The cave can be found 32 km of the town of Belogradchik in the northwest
part of the country. The cave is electrified and accommodated for
tourists. This cave is famous for its Picture Gallery - 2800 years
old paintings showing hunting scenes, dance scenes and love scenes in
separate groups. Some individual motives show bears, deer and birds. The
paintings are made with guano. There are many halls, some of which vast
and adorned with beautiful rock formations - Hall of Triumph with a
small lake, Gallery of Drawings, more than 300 m long, and others. In
the cave there have been found remnants of pre-historic life, traces of
settlements dating back to the early Bronze Age and early Iron Age -
ceramics, tools and rock drawings.
Latest archaeological excavations show Magura Cave has been inhabited by
Thracian tribes for centuries during the Bronze age. The first
chamber, the Triumphal Hall, was a settlement for many people.
There are also finds of the Iron Age, especially ceramic
remains. A small museum inside the cave shows the artifacts
found in this cave. At the place of today's artificial lake
was a small natural lake, always full of water, even during
dry years. A grave of a young girl, buried during the Roman
times, as the legend says, was discovered on a high platform
at the end of the hall. The crossed arms of the skeleton and
the two bronze bracelets indicate, that the funeral might be
of Early Christian age.
Located in Vratsa mountain, 16 km west of the town of Vratsa, the cave is approximately 300 m in length and
it is electrified. Ledenika is very cold cave and during winter time the
entrance area contains lots of icicles, therefore the cave is called
Ledenika ( Glacier ). There are 10 halls, ornate with stalactites, stalagmites, rock draperies and
waterfalls. The biggest room is called The Concert Hall, and it
is one of the largest among the Bulgarian caves. Several concerts and
performances has been held in there. The cave is beautiful all the
year round, but in winter when icicle and clubs, thick columns and
gentle stalactite start growing in the Antechamber and the Little Hall, it
is really enchanting. You can climb to the Fridge and then go to the Font - a
marvelous little sinter lake. Then comes the Little Chasm and the Big
Chasm with the splendid white waterfall and the Draperies - rust-coloured
formations, fine and gentle, falling from the ceilings. You come into a
gallery after gallery of multi-coloured stalactites. Two huge columns form the so-called Sinners' Pass that leads to the
White Hall. It is up to your imagination - one sees bathing woman,
another one - Indian dancer and her hand with rings and bracelets. Here
is the grape that cannot rape for thousand of years. The upper part is
the so-called Seven Heaven, and the Little Hall can be reached only by
the best pot-holers.
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