A friend who was living in Sofia at the time had told us how interesting Devetashka Cave is. Afterwards, our own Internet searches returned some astonishing images. The latter managed to convince us that Devetashka Cave is a must-see since we were in Bulgaria.
Want to explore the cave? Well, there’s quick travel guide at the end of the article, with information on how to get there, what the tickets cost, plus some other details. And until then, I guess the following photos will have to do!
Devetashka Cave: What’s so great about it?
Getting to it isn’t very charming, because it takes quite a long time. But once you do get there, you feel like you’re on a movie set, it seems absolutely surreal. There are these large openings in the ceiling, there’s a small river, and so much green, so much vegetation everywhere!
I’m used to caves being still and quiet, the silence broken only by a few drops of water falling every now and then.
But this is something entirely different: it’s full of life, from bats to plants, to the flying, chirping swallows present everywhere. And the openings towards the sky bathe everything in natural light, letting you take in all the vivid colours around you.
What about you?
What is the most wonderful cave you’ve discovered so far or would love to explore in the future?
Quick travel guide for Devetashka Cave
Devetashka Peshtera or Деветашката пещера in Bulgarian.
Large karst cave around 15 km northeast of Lovech and 2 km away from the village of Devetaki.
Tickets cost 3 leva for adults (around €1.50) and 2 leva for students (around €1.00).
Address: Devetaki 5555 | See on map
Other useful articles
- Hiking Guide Bulgaria can give you a better idea of the size of the cave.
Go on a tour to Devetashka Cave
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