Ledenika cave is probably the most beautiful cave in Bulgaria. It lies in the northwest part of the Stara Planina mountain, about 120 km from Sofia. There is a good asphalt road that leads towards the cave but no public transport. It is a beautiful mountain road with many turns and breath-taking views on the way up. At the topmost even part it splits into two - one road leads to the Parshevitsa Dairy Farm and the other to the Ledenika cave and the mountain hut nearby. The large meadow is particularly beautiful in the summer and features some benches, a restaurant and plenty of space to park your vehicle. From here take the pathway to the cave, it has been adapted for people with disabilities, however, only to the entrance of the cave and unfortunately no further.
Visitors to Ledenika are admitted in groups of minimum 5 and maximum 15 and accompanied by a local guide. The tour lasts about an hour and covers some 350 m of this enormous cave. Remember to make a wish and dip your hand in the Wish Pond, check out the Sinner's Passage sliding through which cleanses you of all your sins, listen to the numerous legends that go with each of the spectacular rock figures in the cave.
Ledenika (ice cold) is a very cold place as its name suggests. Temperatures vary between -7°С to -15°С in the Hallway to max 8°С further inside - warm clothes and shoes is a must if you want to enjoy your visit to the fullest.
The cave is also used for concerts and performances (see Vratsa Municipality cultural events program) as it offers incredible décor and acoustics. In the summer this part of the mountain offers great options for walking and hiking.
Ledenika cave, near Vratsa, Sofia-RegionView Larger Map
Best For Whom
- All Ages
- Families With Children
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- A Bit of Romance
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