The Magura Cave is located in north-west Bulgaria: 17 km from Belogradchik 20km from Kula and 128km from Sofia.
The cave is caved in the limestone of Rabisha burial mound (altitude 461 meters) and it's one of the largest and most beautiful caves in Bulgaria.
The cave consists of a main gallery and three side branches for an overall length of 2500 meters.
The cave has a consistent temperature of 12 degrees Centigrade, year-round, except for one of the deeper galleries where is 15 degrees
The Magura cave was inhabited by cave people something between 8000 and 12000 years ago. One of the galleries has numerous drawings on the walls by its ancient habitants. Those are a representation of their understandings of the surrounding world, their customs, traditions and daily life.
Find out more about the drawings below.
The cave has never been abandoned in all those years, therefore humans have left their imprint then are still leaving it today. As well as ancient graffiti, in the cave can be seen also contemporary ones - currently considered as being act of vandalism.
The cave is most visited by tourists in the summer months.
There are several nearby accommodations, as well as in the nearby towns Belogradchik and Kula.
- Photography in the cave is permitted
- Touching is not permitted.
- Testing local wine is recommended!