Entrance to the Balamutivska cave
The entrance to the Balamutivska cave is in the upper part of the right slope of the Dniester valley. It’s quite a large grotto the with fairly impressive dimensions, 20m wide, 15m long and 10m high. The cave itself is low and not too wide. The gallery height is about 1-1.5m and the width ranges between 1 and 2 meters. The cave is longer than 200m. The grotto bottom is full of plaster lumps. In the course of archaeological research, petroglyphic drawings from the Mesolithic period (10-12 thousand years B.C.) were discovered but, unfortunately, their condition was too far from the best.
The Ducha cave lies 150m East of the Balamutivska cave. It’s a natural monument of local significance. The entrance into the grotto opens behind a plaster brow. The cave is about 144m long and 1-2m high. Cave walls are covered with a number of plaster forms. At the time the cave is in the process of exploration.
A trip from Chernivtsi by car will make some 45 km.
The cave near the entrance inside
The entrance to the Balamutivska cave on Google Maps