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Caves can have various shapes, depths, climate conditions. Bulgaria can boast of some very interesting caves such as: Devetashka Cave, Womb Cave, Prohodna Cave, Magura Cave, Devil’s Throat Cave, Bacho Kiro Cave, Sueva Dupka Cave.
Ledenika cave can be considered as one most beautiful caves in Bulgaria consisting of 10 underground halls. The cave is dotted with numerous bizarre stalactites and other formations which resemble various figures. The Ledenika Cave is located in Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park in the vicinity of Vratsa. The large meadow is unusually beautiful in the summer and offers great options for walking and hiking. Ledenika is a very cold cave. Temperature oscillates between -7°С to -15°С. Concerts and performances are organised there as well.
Saeva Dupka Cave is another interesting cave located in northern Bulgaria near the village of Brestnitsa. It is a national natural landmark containing five main halls and several galleries. There are numerous stalactites, stalagmites. Concerts are held in the the third hall due to its perfect acoustics. The cave was discovered by two brothers - Seyu and Sae during the Ottoman occupation of Bulgaria.
Devetashka cave is located in north central Bulgaria, close to the village of Devetaki. It is famous for 7 different-sized holes in the ceiling. The cave has been inhabited since the Early Stone Age. The cave was discovered in 1921. The cave may boast enormous size - about 200 meters of the entrance and the field behind the entrance forming a rectangular hall is 50 meters long and 10-15 meters wide. The cave was used as a store for military purposes as well as it was the setting for a few scenes from The Expendables 2, making it famous worldwide.

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