"Trigrad" Trigrad by hekate

Trigrad Travel Guide: 28 reviews and 90 photos

The village of Trigrad with its awesome gorge and caves, is the star attraction in the southwestern Rhodopes.

It is located some 27 km from the town of Devin and 12 km from the fork road by the village of Teshel.

In Trigrad you can see a Christian Church and a Muslim Mosque built side by side.

The road to Trigrad passes along the fascinating gorge bearing the same name as the village. While the road meanders between the cliffs, the sky remains a mere streak of light. The cliffs themselves soar as high as 100 m or more, and the distance between them hardly reaches 20-30 m. Its sheer walls overhanging the foaming Trigradska river, which disappears into the fantastic Devil's Throat cave.

The wild karst terrain surrounding the sprawling village of Trigrad, abounds in caves - 102 found so far. One of them, Haramiiska cave is of great interest.

The remains found in the cave dwellings from the copper-stone age as well as from the Thracin period, shows the old origin of the village.

Trigrad is a starting point for horseback riding, biking, and hiking to the village of Mugla and the Yagodinska cave famous for its unique cave pearls and other formations, as well as for the yielded 7000 years old Neolithic implements.

  • Last visit to Trigrad: Sep 2004
  • Intro Updated Sep 10, 2004
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  • wandeljp's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2007 at 7:12 AM

    Nice page, Nina. I enjoy read it and I think I enjoy it also if I go there one day (?) Never say never. I look foorwards for more of your beautiful pages. Jean-Pierre

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2006 at 6:10 AM

    Another fascinating page about a place I had never heard of before. Glad you found a way to get all those fine cave photos for your travelogue.

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2006 at 11:25 AM

    So did your friend stay up all night after taking those herbs in the last tip???

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2006 at 4:03 PM

    i love a good cave..must go there one day

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2006 at 7:47 AM

    Nina this seems a nice out of the way place to visit - loved the gorge & wonderful lakes All nicely done

  • Astrobuck's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2006 at 1:48 AM

    Whoo-hoo! I really liiiike da mushruuuums! Is this like your "Bulgarian Apothecary" page??

  • Feb 20, 2006 at 11:49 PM

    Great page Nina! What's the feedback on the Mursala Tea then??? ;-)))

  • FruitLover's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2006 at 12:58 PM

    Attractive destination in the Rhodopi. It's in my list for next time. I like farm stay. Cheers !

  • mikelisaanna's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2005 at 1:41 PM

    Thanks for the interesting page. This is a section of Bulgaria that we did not know anything about before reading your page and tips.

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2005 at 8:48 AM

    Thanks for a great Trigrad Page!


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