Демир баба

Demir Baba

Useful Information

Location: Between the villages Malak Porovetz and Sveshtari. 42km northeast of Razgrad.
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: bring torch
Guided tours:  
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This small cave is actually a hermitage of the Saint Sheikh Hassan Demir baba Pechlivan. He lived in the cave in the 16th century and was buried in a small chapel below. This chapel is called Demir Baba Teke (the tomb of Demir baba) and a famous pilgrimage destination especially for Turkish pilgrims, as Demir Baba was a Turkish spiritual leader. But it is also a destination for tourist who visit Thrakian tombs, as the chapel was built on top of an important tomb.