Rajko’s Pecina Cave

 Rajko’s Pecina Cave

Rajko’s Pecina Cave is located near the town of Majadanpek in Eastern Serbia, 200km east of Belgrade.”Rajkova Pecina Cave” – Rajko’s Pecina Cave is the source of the Mali Pek River which can be seen in most of the lower cave sections. The upper, dry level of the Rajkova Pecina Cave is the exit for the tourist route. Total length of the Rajkova Pecina Cave is 2,304 meters, while the guided route is 1.410 meters long. The inside temperature of Rajkova Pecina Cave is +- 8 C and the humidity is around 100 %.

The Rajkova Pecina cave is named after a national hero called Rajko, the local Duke who lived in the area during the period of the Turkish conquest. Legend says that Rajko used the cave to hide treasure from the Turks. In 1975 Rajkova Pecina Cave was opened for tourists. The Rajkova Pecina Cave contains the best speleothems and stalactites in all of Serbia. Rajkova Pecina Cave is full of sparkling white crystals, whilst for a length of more than 300 meters the cave floor is composed of 1 meter deep red stalactite gourds. Rajkova Pecina Cave is probably the richest cave in Serbia in regard with the cave-jewelry of white and red crystal calcite. Special attraction is traditional lunch served right at the entrance to the cave, prepared by locals from organic supplies and ingredients /which needs to be announced and pre-booked/.

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