BUKOVYNA COGNITA - POPELYUSHKA CAVE
BUKOVYNA COGNITA

Popelyushka ("Cinderella”) cave



The Popelyushka (literary "Cinderella”) cave was discovered in March 1977 by Chernivtsi speleologists headed V.P.Korzhik; the entrance is located under the territories of both Moldova and Ukraine; the cave is full of plaster and has a wide labyrinth. The atmosphere is polluted with CO2, at some areas its content reaches 2-4%.


The cave has lakes (several dozen), 12-15m deep wells (a dozen), unique "clay” stalactites of black and red clay. Gallery and hall volumes are quite large. The explored cave length is 90200m.