Rajko’s Cave: Miracle of Nature
Reconstruction of the Rajko’s Cave, project implemented by the municipality of Majdanpek, was recognized for its great potential to improve the tourism services in the area of lower Danube stream. European Union funded implementation of this project with the grant valued at 283.000 euros through the Socio-economic development of Danube Serbia Region, implemented by Austrian Development Agency.
On its way to the Black Sea, Danube here flows through the area rich in natural beauties, stunning landscapes and historical sites. Canyons, wide meadows, endless forests, crystal clear waterfalls and miracle caves of Homolje mountains have all settled here. Rajko’s Cave is located 2km away from municipality of Majdanpek, and its natural characteristics make it one of the most interesting caves in Serbia. Cave is named after local legendary character, Rajko Vojvoda, innkeeper during the day who, according to the legend, had been robbing Turkish caravans during the night, and hiding treasure at the Cave. Treasure is still to be found, and the cave keeps evidence of some adventurous attempts of treasure search in the past.
Majority of the reconstruction works on the cave were completed in the summer 2014. Tourists can now enjoy modern tourist services while exploring the cave. Circular walking path 1.4 km long, new LED lighting, communication and security systems, audio guides are just some of them. It is expected that the cave will boost eco-tourism offer in the area, thus capacities of local community to develop new services and products such are souvenirs, hand crafts, and tourist boarding are improved. Project has also supported production of series of marketing tools for the Cave such are new brochures, guides, promotional videos and presence at the domestic tourist fair.
Rajko’s treasure is still somewhere in the cave waiting to be found…