Yagodina cave is situated 3km away from the Rhodopean village Yagodina. It is located in the rocks of the longest Bulgarian gorge – the Buynovo gorge, 9.5m long and shaped by the Buynovska river. The Yagodina cave is one of the most famous and most-visited caves in Bulgaria.

Buinovo gorge was shaped by the destructive river power, digging the marble layers throughout the centuries to the point of creating the amazing natural phenomena. The rocks around the gorge are hundreds of meters high and at their narrowest point are called “The wolf’s jump” – locals say in winter the hungry wolves cross the gorge there to attack the nearby sheep farms. Just a legend though, yet, it is fact that at some point the two gorge banks are so close, they almost touch each other.

The Yagodina cave is third longest in Bulgaria and the longest in the Rhodopes – 10km. The cave has 3 main floors and 2 intermediate; only the third (the lowest) is open to public and with electric power. There are 3 entrances, 2 of which are human made. The natural cave entrance leads to the first floor. The annual temperature of the opened to tourist section varies between 6 and 8°C, humidity is 90%. Sea level at the entrance is 930masl, 937 at the exit, vertical drop – 7m.

The cave exploring started in 1963 from Chepelare speleologists. 5 meters away from the natural entrance a prehistoric dwelling was discovered – it dates back to the 4th millennium B.C. The ancient cave inhabitants left artifacts as ceramic oven, ceramic pottery, weights for a vertical loom and other tools.

The cave is popular with its unique cave formations – sinter lakes, dendrites, ‘curtains’, ‘leotard skin’ (different in colour layers), multiple stalactites, stalagmites, stalactones and the unique cave formations – the cave pearls. There are 22 cave forms out of 28 total. Some of them resemble different characters and are named after them – Santa Claus (Diado Koleda), Snow white, The Virgin with the Child, animals and fantastic creatures.

Buynovo gorge and Yagodina cave are listed in the 100 Tourist Sites in Bulgaria with number 89.