Temnata Dupka is the longest Stara Planina (Old Mountain) cave (5300 m) and the third longest in Bulgaria. It is located in a rock escarpment above Lakatnik, 27 m above the Iskar River level, on the south-eastern slope of the Koznitsa Ridge, which is part of the Western Old Mountain Range.
Vratsata is a majestic gorge on Leva River, at the foot of the Vratsa Mountain. It rises over 400 m on both sides of the road meandering along the river.
The gorge is a symbol of Vratsa and has given its name. It was dubbed Vratitsa (Gate) in the Middle Ages as its shape resembles a craggy gate.
Do you know which the largest birds of prey in Bulgaria are - the Griffon Vultures! Their body length reaches 110 cm and their wingspan is up to 260 cm! The species is included in Bulgaria's Red Book and can be sighted in very few places across the country, one of them being Vratsa Mountain.
Having come to the Vratsa Mountain, be sure to set apart at least half a day to walk the eco trail to the Borov Kamak Waterfall, also known as the Vratsa Eco Trail. Being one of the most picturesque and extreme trails in Bulgaria, the walk will make you feel the cocktail of adrenaline in your blood and the beauty of Vratsa Mountain.
While visiting Vratsa, make sure to plan a visit to the Ledenika in your agenda as the cave is one of the most popular tourist attractions nationwide. It welcomed its first visitors back in 1961 and has since been among our most visited caves; it is also one of the 100 top national tourist sites.
If you are coming to the Vratsa area with children, be sure to surprise them with a walk along the Fairy Tale Path, a special venture by the Vratsa Mountain Park management. Well laid out signboards lead the way along the path, enticing the imagination of young visitors with stories of unexpected end and fun games.