Ledenika - Ledenika Cave

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Location: Near Rakitovo, Vratsa Mountains, 6km southwest of Vratsa on the road to Milanovo.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: electric.
Dimension: L=300m, T=4.5-5.5°C, H=850m asl
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1961 opened to the public.
2005 infrastructure entirely renovated.


The cave of Ledenika is very cold. In winter the entrance area contains lots of icicles, flowstones of ice, in some years they last until late summer. This is the reason, why cave is called Ledenika: Led means Ice, Ledenika means Glacier.

The biggest room called Concert Hall, is one of the largest caverns in the Bulgarian caves, 23m high. It has been the location of concerts and performances for several times.

Ledenika is richly decorated with speleothems: stalactites, stalagmites, curtains and water falls. Thus it is the most frequently visited show cave in Bulgaria. Its infrastructure was entirely renovated in 2005, unfortunately with coloured light, which is a bit annoying. The huge chamber named Concert Hall is the location of regular concerts.