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Location: 5557 Gorsko Slivovo.
From Pleven 35 south 30 km to Lowetsch, turn left on 301 to Alexandrovo, turn right, through the village to Krushuna. Right before the village turn right into ул. Крайбрежна, follow the narrow road to Кърпачево (Karpachevo), turn left towards Gorsko Slivovo. Signposted.
(43.2116528, 25.0476341)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave Lower Cretaceous limestones of Aptian age
Light: bring torch
Dimension: VR=60 m.
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Association "Devetaki plateau", Bulgaria Blvd. 19, Letnitsa 5570, Tel: +359-888-397432. E-mail:
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Гарваница (Garvanitsa, The Raven), sometime also called Garvanitsa Cave, is a huge cave ruin and pothole. A 60 m deep vertical shaft which is accessible with a metal ladder which was installed a few years ago by the municipality of Letnitsa and the "Devetashko Plateau" association. Around the cave entrance benches, gazebos, and huts were installed to make it a quite nice picknick area. The pothole is impressive from the rim, when you actually climb down we recommend a chest harness with a carabiner for self-securing.

The site is located between the villages Gorsko Slivovo and Karpachevo. As it has become quite popular it is well signposted. There are numerous events taking place every year at the site.