Bacho Kiro cave

... from Katerina in Get to know Bulgaria! Visits 141 8 August, 2022
The Bacho Kiro cave is located about 5 km from the town of Dryanovo, near the Dryanovo Monastery, in the canyons of the Dryanovo River and the Andaka River. It's in a lovely area with lots more to see and do. Apart from the Dryanovsky Monastery, there are restaurants as well as several waterfalls along the way.

The Bacho Kiro cave is located about 5 km from the town of Dryanovo, near the Dryanovo Monastery, in the canyons of the Dryanovo River and the Andaka River. In 1940, it got its name in honour of the hero of the April Uprising Bacho Kiro. The skeleton of a bear with a height of 3 meters was discovered in it, as well as traces of bones of various animals. In 1962, it was declared a natural landmark and is among the 100 National Tourist Sites of Bulgaria.

There is a short and long route that you can take. During our visit the door to the long route was closed, so we took the short route. The tour of the short route with sightseeing and photography lasted about 30 minutes. It's wet and muddy inside, so it's a good idea to wear appropriate shoes and outerwear. The temperature inside is constant at 13°C and the humidity is 95%. The spectacular lighting throughout the cave makes its visit even more interesting.

The first hall through which one passes is called the Vestibule. From there, go through the Arch and reach the Rain Hall. By stone steps, you will reach the last one, called the Concert Hall, which has excellent acoustics. One of the attractions in the cave is Purgatory. According to belief, whoever manages to pass through the low, difficult passage is a righteous person.

The cave is interesting and beautiful, located in a beautiful area where there is much more to explore. The Dryanovsky Monastery is nearby, there are restaurants, and you can also visit several waterfalls along the way.

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