Description of Chudni Mostove or
Marvelous Bridges or Wonderful Bridges
Chudni Mostove is a natural geological formation in the
Rhodope Mountains in the Southern Bulgaria. The closest large
settlement is a small town of Chepelare that is located 30 km away.
Arch shaped formations gave these enourmous formation its nickname
Chudni Mostove or Marvelous/ Wonderful Bridges in Bulgarin.
Chudni Mostove were carved by erosions by winds and
that flows underneath the bridge. Despite its natural beauty and
impressive span Chudni Mostove are still remains
largely unknown to the outside World and rarely visited
by international tourists.
A group of three bridges of Chudni Mostove was
probably part of the same karst cave that collapsed forming several
natural arches that once were part of the cave ceiling. The
Bridge measures at 45 meters high and 40 meters wide.
The Small Bridge is 200 meters
down the river and measures 30 meters high and 60 meters long. Last bridge is
hardly visible and actually is a cave where river Erkyupriya goes
underground only to appear on the service 3 km down its stream.
the landmark of Chudni Mostove itself long expanses of virgin forests of
century old conifers, mainly spruces, are spread in all
directions. You can spend a night in a nearby hotels “Chudni mostove”
and “Skalni mostove” (tel. 048/877545) that is within hundred feet
from the location and hike on backcountry trails. According to Greek
poet Homer this region is the homeland of Orpheus, thus the area around the Chudni Mostove is also called Orfeevski
mesta (Bularian for Orpheus’ land).