Visit the Rocks of Belogradchik, where rain, water and winds have changed simple stone into magnificent sculptures. Visit The Belogradchik Fortress and Magura cave, one of the largest caves in Bulgaria and home to prehistoric cave paintings.
What to Expect
The Belogradchik Rocks are situated in the extreme Northwest of Bulgaria, on the western slope of the Balkan Mountains. This day trip from Sofia gives you the chance to explore the area's fantastic rock formations.
The first stop on the tour is the Belogradchik Rocks. For more than 200 million years, the rain, water and winds have sculpted these rocky crags, transforming shapeless stone into sculptures that look like mythical creatures, animals, and even human silhouettes. These 200 meter-tall (600 foot) rock columns form a natural fortress. The Rocks of Belogradchik are known for their nomination in the project named the New Seven Wonders of the World and are included in the 1984 list of UNESCO sites.
From there the tour continues on to the mysterious Magura Cave, 17 kilometers away from the town of Belogradchik. It is one of the largest caves in Bulgaria with 2500 meters of tunnels explored so far. The cave's most impressive features, however, are the paintings made by people who lived there in prehistoric times. There are figures of dancing men and women, animals, stars, tools and plants.
Discover these two natural wonders on your day-trip from Sofia!
- Pick-up from your hotel in Sofia and transfer by car, minibus or coach
- Visit to the Rocks of Belogradchik, Belogradchik Fortress and Magura Cave and related entrance fees
- Professional English-speaking guide
What's Not Included
- French, Italian, German, or Russian-speaking guide (available at an additional charge of EUR 85 per group)
Know Before You Go
This tour includes an English-speaking guide. French, Italian, German, or Russian-speaking guides are available at an additional charge of EUR 85 per group.