Yagodinska peshtera, Trigrad

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Yagodinska cave is a cave in the Rhodope Mountains, southern Bulgaria. It is included in the 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria under № 89. It is named after the homonymous village nearby. With a total length of 10,500 m, Yagodinska is the third longest cave in the country after Duhlata and Orlova Chuka and the longest in the Rhodopes. Yagodinska cave is home to 11 species of bats.LocationYagodinska cave is on the right bank of the Byunovska River, a tributary to the Vacha River, on the slopes of the Buynovo gorge — the longest gorge in Bulgaria. It is in Smolyan Province at 20 km to the south of the town of Devin and 3 km to south-west of the village of Yagodina. The cave is accessible through the road Devin–Dospat and has a parking lot. The cave entrance is at an altitude of 930 m.Exploration and descriptionThe exploration of the cave commenced in 1963 by the Speleological Club of Chepelare led by Dimitar Raychev. Initially 8,500 m have been explored and 2,000 m more galleries were discovered during the second mapping of the cave in 1982-1986. The age of the cave is estimated at 275,000 years.
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  • August 3, 2017
    We should have done better research, but were surprised to notice the tour we'd paid for was in bulgarian only. Not only that, but every stop lasted a looong time. The kids got restless at the first s...  more »
  • May 23, 2017
    A very nice cave with many beautiful formations. Long accessible route (1.2 km) which is easy to follow. The gorge leading to the cave is amazing! (check out the operating times before visiting)  more »
  • April 14, 2017
    The cave is huge and very, very long. The colors are gorgeous, lots of shapes. I saw a cave pearl, small ponds and beautiful nature landscapes. There are few things to consider - Entrance is on every ...  more »

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