Krushùna Waterfalls, Bulgaria - a Wonderful Weekend Escape

All waterfall lovers know that the most satisfying place is where the air is soaked with water splashes. There are no clocks, the time stops, and around you everything is green, breathing and full of life. What a more pleasant way to escape the gray everyday life and let go of the present to take you to a fabulous place like ... Krushùna Falls.

The Krushùna Falls offers an excellent opportunity for an escape. It is located 34 km away from Lovech in North-Central Bulgaria. The falls are the biggest travertine cascade in Bulgaria, unique with its picturesque scenery, small natural pools with mineral water, and numerous round-shaped terraces.

The mineral water in the area is with a temperature of 58 °C and was found to have beneficial effects on rheumatism, skin problems, and gynecological conditions. For centuries, local people have believed in the healing power of these waters, and have done rituals for good health on Saint George’s Day, which we now celebrate on May 6.

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An eco-path leads tourists along most of the interesting waterfalls, ponds and terrestrial forms. You can see many beautiful natural formations like waterfalls, springs, rapids, entire cascades. It takes about an hour and a half to get around all the sights along the eco-path.

The main waterfall is about 20 m high and it splits into several smaller ones along its way down the soft limestone rocks. A path allows visitors to go up the river and get to the spring of the waterfall hidden in a cave. Along the way, there are small bridges so that you can get the best views of the cascades, pools, rocks and make some photos.

Krushuna Waterfalls, Bulgaria

In the rocks around the Krushùna Falls, you can spot a few ancient caves that were inhabited by Christian hermits practicing Hesychasm, an Eastern Orthodox mystical tradition of prayer in solitude and seclusion, in the XIII-XIV centuries. There is even a small church carved into the rock and some believe that it was part of a whole monastery, called the Krushùna medieval monastery.

Krushuna Waterfalls, Bulgria

 

What are you waiting for? The forecast is perfect, so pack your things and come to Bulgaria!

Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova is a journalist, believer, and traveler.

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