Tori Hell


Useful Information

Location: On the left bank of the Pärnu River, below the church and cemetery off Tori, Pärnu County.
Open: No restrictions.
[2010]
Fee: free.
[2010]
Classification: ExplainErosional cave
Light: bring torch
Dimension: L=7m, W=5m, H=3m.
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History


Description

The church of the small village Tori was built on top of a cliff along Pärnu River which is called Tori põrgu. In this cliff of lower Eifelian sandstone lies a cave named Tori Hell (Tori Cave) after the village. The cliff and the cave were formed by the erosion of the river. Tori Hell is the biggest of three caves in this cliff.

According to legend this cave is the living place of devils. Another tells it is the entrance to hell with a long underground tunnel leading to hell. Yet another story tells, the long underground tunnel was leading to Viljandi village. And of course there are the common stories about hidden treasures.