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This cave has an enormous entrance. Before the entrance, there are the ruins of a Byzantine fortress.

The legend has it that this fortress used to be the home of Pesna, the sister of King Marko (1335- 1395).

The spring of the river Peshnica is located in the cave itself.

The cave is close to the village Makedonski Brod. If you take the road from Prilep to Kicevo, take the turnoff to the village Modriste, just before Makedonski Brod.

The cave is close to Motel Pesna (on your left when driving on the road), and a few meters past Motel Pesna there is a hardly readable sign pointing to the right to the village Lokvica (see pictures).

Although the cave is quite shallow, a flashlight is recommended.

The longest cave of Macedonia, the Slatinski Izvor Cave, which is on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is also in this neighborhood. In fact, we thought the Pesna Cave was this famous cave and we did not look any further! Only now when writing this tip, I find this out...

Next to the cave is a factory for tobacco, as you can smell when walking past it.

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  • Updated Apr 22, 2012
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