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Bogovinska cave is a protected natural asset of third category. With a length of over 6000 meters it was the longest cave in Serbia for a long time. It is located in the municipality of Boljevac , on the eastern edge of Juzni Kucaj in the area of the village of Bogovina. It is 12 km away from Boljevac, 62 km away from Paracin and 220 km away from Belgrade.

Bogovinska cave is one of the most beautiful caves in Serbia and one of the gems of the Municipality of Boljevac. In 2008 when the equipping of Bogovinska cave for visitors started, Professor of Faculty of Geology at the University of Belgrade, Radenko Lazarevic, explored the cave entrance area in the length of 821 meters and designed a project according to which the cave was equipped for tourist visits. 540 meters of the path elevated from the river bed which allows easy access to the most beautiful halls of the cave have been equipped.

Bogovinska cave is a river, periodically active cave. It was built by the ground waters which come from the river basin of the Bogovinska River and which penetrate deeply into the canyon of that river. The entrance to the cave has the shape of a mine shaft. In Bogovinska cave there are three horizons of a cave channel: High, Main and penetrating, and according to the hydrographic function they can be called: Dry, Periodical and River system. In the equipped part of the cave these stand out:

     1. Concert hall
     2. Mining hall
     3. Hall of Cyclops
     4. Haiduks' hall
      
Concert Hall - The Hall looks very festive, and because of its acoustics, it was named the Concert Hall. It provides venue for musical and recitation events. The main channel either doesn’t have any ornaments or they sporadically occur in sparkling saliva on the steep sides of the channel. The ribbed rock with wide wings, which almost separates the main channel, attracts attention. It is called the Bat.

Mining Hall - One enters through a staircase and onto a plateau at the front of the hall. You can also enter through a natural tunnel. It has a number of cave columns and stalagmites and stalactite draperies.

The hall is dedicated to Bogovina miners, who have taken care of the cave before and who will continue to do so in the future. As a special recognition, the most luxurious group of cave ornaments, located on the right side when you go out on the terrace, was named Bogovina miners. This legendary group is elevated from the floor of the terrace, and is dominated by a white column called Miner - the father of all the miners of the world.

Hall of Cyclops (giants) is located on the terrace, on the left side of the Main channel. It is 27 meters long and 20 meters wide. It abounds in jewelry, massive in size, predominantly stalagmite groups. The central place is occupied by Giants, of impressive dimensions and expression, after which the hall is named. Left of the Giants, a column stands out, luxurious, glimmering, named Vila Ravijojla . Between the Giants and the Vila, there is a stalagmite resembling to a Mother with a child.

Haiduks' Hall is located at the end of the tourist part of the cave. Prior to exploration, professor Radenko Lazarevic (who designed the project of equipping the cave for tourist visits) set the task to find a cave column worthy enough to symbolize the greatest heroe of the First Serbian Uprising - Haiduk Veljko. Something like this was to be expected in Bogovinska cave, which disposes of monumental cave ornaments, especially cave columns.

When speleologists completed exploration of calcareous rock department and found themselves at the foot of a spacious hall, in the central part of the hall they saw a massive column, over 20 meters tall, with the base 3 - 4 meters in diameter. This chivalrous column, called Haiduk Veljko is set to be the emblem of Bogovinska cave.

On the left, near Haiduk Veljko, from the darkness there emerges his loyal and brave companion Cucuk Stana, a slender, pink stalagmite, 12 meters tall.

Arched, on the left, there are a number of low stalagmites, facing the immortal hero. They represent Veljko's rakes .

Deep inside Haiduks' hall, behind Haiduk Veljko, is a fascinating composition of white, sparkling calcite, which was named the Crystal Palace. On the right side of the palace, with their snowy whiteness, a stalagmite and a cave column stand out. They were named Desire, while nearby are the Bodyguard and Beauty.

At the exit of Haiduks' hall, on a small pedestal, there rises a white stalagmite called the Axis of life. It is surrounded by wall draperies and saliva.

Haiduks' Hall is 40 meters long and covers an area of 400 m2.
 
In the equipped part of the cave there are a dozen halls full of cave ornaments. These ones stand out: Sparkling crystal waterfalls, Cegar - a monument to another immortal hero Stevan Sindjelic, then the Bride, the Palisade and others.