Dyavolsko Garlo

Djavolskoto Garlo Cave - The Devil's Throat

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Location: Near Jagodina. Mursalica, Rodopi (Western Rhodopes). Near the border to Greece.
From Pazardžik follow road 37 south 84km to Dospat. Turn east to Tešel 12km. Turn south to Jagodina 5km. South-west of Jagodina, on the right valley slope of Buynovska river. 1.3km north of the village Trigrad.
Open: For a tour ask at Trigrad
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: electric.
Dimension: T=8°C.
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This cave is named Devil's Throat because of a legend. It is a river cave, and the cave river is swallowed by the cave, like a big throat. And as it seemed, that the water never reappeared - at least nothing thrown into the river ever reappeared - the locals called it Devil's Throat.

The cave is entered through a 150m long artifical tunnel. This first hall is so big, the famous Alexander Nevski Cathedral in Sofia would fit in. From this point a winding and steep concrete path leads down to the natural entrance of the cave.

This cave contains numerous underground waterfalls, among them the second highest underground waterfall in any tourist cave of the world, which is 42m high. It is located in the so called Roaring Hall.

But this cave is also famous for its animals. A bat colony, which spends the winter in this cave, is the biggest colony of long-winged bat in Bulgaria and on that part of the Balkan Peninsula.

Not only this cave, but the whole area with its gorges and natural bridges is under special protection. It was declared a National Monument.