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Snezhanka Cave


Snezhanka Cave is located in the South Bulgaria, 5 km from a town of Peshtera which is translated as "a cave" from Bulgarian language. The name of the cave itself is translated as "snow" or in some cases "snow white".



Location: 5 km away from Peshtera  Map

Open: Summer: 9am- 5:15pm Mon- Sun

Winter: 10am- 4pm Mon- Fri


Please don't make pictures or use any types of flashing devices inside the cave. For people cave might be an oddity. While others call it home. This include several species of bats like the Greater Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum), the Lesser Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros), the Geoffroy’s Bat (Myotis emarginatus) and the Greater Mouse-Eared Bat (Myotis myotis)




Description of Snezhanka Cave


Snezhanka Cave was known to men centuries ago. Several artifacts indicate that ancient tribe of local Thracians made their way inside the underground tunnels. However over time Snezhanka was forgotten and rediscovered only in 1961. Despite its short span of about 145 meters in length it is one of the most beautiful caves in Rhodope Mountains as well as all of Bulgaria. It contains pretty much every geological formation of the cave: stalactites, stalagmites, sinter lakes, and flowstones. Different shapes also have their names. This include Sarakatsan, the Statue of Liberty, the Dwarfs, the Parrot, and Snow White. The cave itself is made up from different chambers cut by the waters of Novomahlenska River. This includes the Big Room, Music Romm and Udder Room.










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