Uhlovitsa cave is one of the most beautiful caves in Bulgaria. It is called also ‘the underground castle of the Rhodopes’. Situated 3 km north-east from the village of Mogilitsa and about 37 km from the resort Pamporovo.

The cave is one of the oldest in the region. Discovered in 1967, it is named after the tawny owl, in Bulgarian “ululitsa”, that had probably lived in the cave at that time.  Uhluvitsa cave is situated at 1040 m above the sea level, with constant temperature of 10-11C.  The cave’s length is 460 meters, but only 330 meters of them are opened to public.

The cave has 4 stores. The upper store is called “The Hall of the abyss”. Four gorges run down the cave, leading to the second floor, reachable through iron stairs. This gallery is the most beautiful in the cave. It was probably an underground lake.

You can get from the parking lot to the entrance of the cave after a 30-40 climb along a trail through the forest and up 200 railed steps.

Many beautiful speleological formations are presented here, sculptured by the water and air currents – dendrites, resembling corals and trees and the rare helictites, looking like tiny Suns; also the typical cave formations – stalactites, stalagmites and stone falls.

During their expedition through the cave, the visitors can see different formations with names – Baba Yaga (Russian fairytale character), The Holy Virgin with the Child, The Rhodopean maiden and more. The visit end at the foot of a snow white waterfall, heading to seven small, beautiful lakes.

Uhlovitsa cave is listed in the 100 Tourist Sites in Bulgaria with number 84.