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Ledenika cave

Ledenika cave
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Located in the Northwest part of the Vratsa Balkan, Stara Planina mountain range. Its entrance is at the lowest part of the Ledenika land depression at 830 m altitude. The temperature varies between -7 C (in winter) and 15 C (in summer), but preserves at steady 8 C in the most inner parts. The first chamber is Predverieto (Antechamber). Here the temperature varies between -7 C (in winter) and 15 C (in summer), whereas in the most inner parts it is steady 8 C. In winter and in the spring this chamber enchanting with its crystal icicle decoration. That gave the name of the cave.

The highest point of the Ledenika cave is called the Seventh Sky and it is within the capacity of the most ambitious tourists.
The Ledenika cave was opened for tourists first time in 1961. In 1962 it was proclaimed for a natural landmark.
The temperature in the cave varies from - 7 C to 15 C (in the winter in the Antechamber) and to 8 C in the inner parts. The moisture of the air is 92 %.

The animal variety can not be rich in these conditions: bats, cave beetles, wood lice, little spiders. You can see only here the insect "Ledenikus" or "Lighthater". You cannot see many plants here, just lichen and moss.
The Ledenika cave is open all the year round and there are guides who can take you there.
The hut Ledenika is near the cave. It has 48 beds, a tourist kitchen and a restaurant for 50 people.

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