Prohodna caveProhodna cave

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The cave is known for the two eye-like holes in its ceiling, known as the Eyes of God or Oknata. The interior of the Prohodna cave is also used for bungee jumping.

My experience, Explo description: 

Prohodna is the best known attraction in the Karlukovo Gorge (part of the Geological Park Iskar-Panega), one of the largest karst regions in Bulgaria and a popular location for speleology. Formed during the Quaternary, Prohodna is 262 metres long, which makes it the longest cave passage in Bulgaria. The cave has two entrances which lie opposite one another, known respectively as the Small Entrance and the Big Entrance. The former is 35 metres high and the latter reaches 45 metres in height. The cave owes its name, which literally means Thoroughfare Cave or Passage Cave, to this feature.
The size of the Big Entrance of Prohodna makes it suitable for bungee jumping, and it is among the popular spots in Bulgaria for that activity.
There are traces of prehistoric habitation, which testify that humans lived in the cave during the Neolithic and Chalcolithic.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prohodna

Virtual tour of the cave
http://www.bulgaria-vr.com/en/read-126.html

My personal recommendations: 

I stayed in the cave one day, playing music.

How getting there: 

The cave lies 2 kilometres from Karlukovo, near the Karlukovo–Lukovit road. It is also accessible from Rumyantsevo, and there is a parking lot near the Small Entrance. Near Prohodna is the much longer cave Temnata Dupka, and a pathway from the Big Entrance of Prohodna leads to the Petar Tranteev National Caving House, one of the 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria.