Snezhanka Cave

Snezhanka is one of the most beautiful caves in Bulgaria. It is also known as the Pearl of the Rhodopes. The cave has gathered all types of cave formations in its mere 145 m of length. The artefacts discovered in it point that around 600 BC it was inhabited by ancient Thracians. Later it was abandoned and forgotten just to be rediscovered by tourists in 1961.
The cave is relatively small but nevertheless it is extremely rich in natural cave decorations such as stalactites, stalagmites, sinter lakes, and flowstones. Its name is derived from the bizarre-shaped snow white deposits that took millions of years to form, such as the Dolphin, the Sarakatsan, the Statue of Liberty, the Dwarfs, the Parrot, and Snow White herself – a maiden-shaped stalagmite that waits for her prince to come. The cave comprises several beautiful rooms such as the Udder Room, the Big Room, and the Music Room that are all connected to the Cave-in which is located under a bridge. The formation that is compared to Snow White (Snezhanka), the fairy-tale character that the cave is named after, can be found in the Magic Room, the last chamber accessible to visitors.

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Additional Information

1 April – 30 September:
every day from 9.30 am to 5.15 pm.
1 October – 31 March:
every day from 9.30 am to 4 pm.
Admission – BGN 4
Students – BGN 3.
The lectures given by guides are included in the ticket price. Groups of visitors are formed every hour.