The renovated Cave Museum opened in Chepelare. It is unique in Southeastern Europe. The project has been completely renovated. 1.1 million euros have been invested in the new design and equipment. The museum’s decoration imitates a karst cave.
The Rhodope Karst Museum has a rich exposition of minerals, precious and semiprecious stones, various types of rocks and cave formations. In the department of cave paleontology, the animals that live in the caves are shown. Visitors can see a cave bear skeleton completely recovered from natural bones, as well as part of the leopard’s mandible, which is the oldest bone of such an animal found throughout Europe.
A holographic imaging unit and a modular stage are equipped with projectors and a sound system. The stage is located on Olimpiyski Square, in the center of Chepelare, and will serve as a venue for talks and various outdoor events.
Thanks to an European project, a light-sound spectacle will be held in the mountain town to attract tourists. They will be able to watch the sound and light extravaganza of Chepelare’s memory from an outdoor amphitheater. The performance emphasizes the greatness of history, the important moments of the battles during the liberation of the Rhodope Mountain, and the development of Chepelare over the years to this day.