Discover this natural wonder & top destination in Bulgaria
UNSECO listed, the Belogradchik rocks form a 3 km wide and 30 kilometer long strip, and the rock formations reach some 200 meters in height. They were formed at the bottom of a sea as the product of compression (they began 230 million years ago as sediment at the bottom of a shallow sea) followed by erosion over the last 45 million years. The rocks, made largely of limestone, also hold hundreds of caves, including Magura Cave where the bones of prehistoric species like cave bear or cave hyena have been discovered, as have cave paintings dating from 10,000 BC - 600 BC.
This is one of the must-see sights in Bulgaria and is worth a full day trip from Vratsa. Expect around 2 hours drive each way.