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Karaca Cave, Torul

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Karaca Cave (Turkish: Karaca Mağarası) is a network of caves located near the town of Torul in Gümüşhane Province, Turkey.

Although the cave was known to the people living in that region, it became open to tourism as a result of the scientific research conducted by Sukru Eroz, a geological engineer from Cebeli Village, between the years 1983-1990. Prof. Dr. Remzi Dilek and his team from the Department of Geological Engineering at the (Karadeniz Technical University) contributed a lot of research and scientific studies of the cave. As a result of these studies, it was opened to tourism in 1996 after the Ministry of Culture and Tourism was informed and the cave was officially registered.
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  • We stumbled upon this cave due to a wrong turn with Google Maps. As we were close by we decided to take a look and were pleasantly surprised! It is small but BEAUTIFUL. When in the area it is a must.....  more
    We stumbled upon this cave due to a wrong turn with Google Maps. As we were close by we decided to take a look and were pleasantly surprised! It is small but BEAUTIFUL. When in the area it is a must.....  more »
  • Must see. The drive up was gorgeous. See the stalagmites and stagtites and imagine what animals you can see. I liked the hammerhead shark. 
    Must see. The drive up was gorgeous. See the stalagmites and stagtites and imagine what animals you can see. I liked the hammerhead shark.  more »
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  • We arrived around 9.30am on a Saturday morning. We had the whole cave to ourselves until we were just about to exit. The sight is stunning. It is nice and cool in the cave. You are permitted to take photos so long as you dont use flash :) It is definitely a place to see. The view on the outside is also beautiful :) food and drinks can be purchased from the kiosks and enjoyed in seating areas.
  • A very long drive if you’re staying around caykara and those areas, about a 3 hour drive to get to the cave. It’s eye opening seeing those formations that took millions of years to form become what they are now. But only downside is that it’s a bit small so within a good 10 minutes you will be more than done with the cave. If you live or you are staying close by it’s worth going to if not it’s not worth driving multiple hours to go to.

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