Magura Cave

The Magura cave is next most desirable place by tourists.  It is situated near the village of Rabisha, 25 km northwest of Belogradchik and 35 km far from Vidin. 

The cave is divided into several halls: Triumph Hall, Bat Gallery, Hall of stalactites, Drawings gallery, the hall of Fallen Pine, Poplar Hall, the Throne hall, the Ceremonial Hall, the Fjords corridor and other.

The formations in the cave are fantastic – stalactites, stalagmites, sinter pockets, cave pearls, “cave milk”. Except with its beauty, some of them amaze with its sizes – the “Big stalactite” is more than 20 m high and its diameter; the "Fallen Pine" is the biggest stalagmite at the investigated Bulgarian caves – it has more than 11 m length and a diameter of 6 m.

Inside you can see the so-called harps (Bells), which makes different noises, merging into a harmonious chord. In the Throne hall on a relatively small space are situated the Throne, the Stone river and the Mushroom.

There are unique rock images, painted with bat guano. They have been made in different times – from the Paleolithic (10 000 years BC) to the Early Bronze Age. There are depicted hunting scenes and rituals, recordings of numerical information, dancing male and female figures, two-headed female image, hunters, animals, tools, stars, and plants.

The Solar calendar from the late Neolith is of particular interest. The calendar entries contain markings of 366 days, which is relevant to one year of the Gregorian calendar.  The calendar also notes important astronomical events – such as winter and summer solstice, spring and summer equinox and more. 

Discovered fossils shows that the area of the cave use to be inhabited by prehistoric animals. In the cave were found bones of cave bear, cave hyena, wild horse, wild cat, deer, and other. 

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