Uhlovitsa ( _bg. Ухловица) is the name of a
cavein the Blue Pools Area (Bulgarian: Mестността „Сините вирове“, or "Mestnostta "Sinite virove") in the Smolyan Provinceof the Rhodope Mountains, southern Bulgaria. The cave is close to the Mogilitsavillage and 37 and 47km away from Pamporovoand Chepelarerespectively. About 3000 tourists visit the cave every year.
Uhlovitsa is about 460m long, 330km out of which are well-explored and developed. It is situated 1040 metres above the sea level. The average temperature is about 10-11°C.
A lot of
corallites can be found in the cave, as well as an impressive Icefall at its end.
The cave was discovered in
1967by Dimitar and Georgi Raichev. The name Uhlovitsa comes from the word "улулица", meaning Strix.
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