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Magura Cave

Magura Cave Magura Cave

The Magura Cave (Bulgarian: Магурата) is among Bulgaria's most famous and beautiful caves. It is located in north-western Bulgaria close to the village of Rabisha, at 18 km from the town of Belogradchik in the Vidin Province.

The total length of the Magura cave is 2,5 km. The largest inland lake in the country, the Rabisha Lake, is situated in the vicinity of the cave and the whole region has been declared a natural landmark. In one of the galleries of the cave is produced a special wine which closely resembles the wines of Champagne, France due to the unique micro climate of the cave which are similar to that region.

Large quantities of bones from different prehistoric species like cave bear or cave hyena have been discovered in the Magura Cave. On the cave's walls can be seen cave paintings dating from the late Epipaleolithic Age, Neolithic Age and the early Bronze Age. The drawings represent religious ceremonies, deities and hunting scenes and are unique for the Balkan peninsula.

The site was placed on the Tentative List for consideration as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984.

Last modified onSaturday, 06 October 2012 19:43
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