Mozrov Cave

Nature and Wildlife

Mozrov Cave was discovered by chance in 1976 during road construction in the area and therefore has not been completely mapped.

125 km

​If you are a serious spelunker, this is one of the main destinations for you in Armenia, along with the bat colony at Magili and Armenia’s largest known cave, Archeri. Mozrov presents a fair challenge, accessing it necessitates a thirty-meter rappel down the cliff-face, and care needs to be taken on the inside so as not to disturb the priceless stalactites and stalagmites.  The cave is considered one of the best in Europe, with one of the largest collection of stalactites and stalagmites on the continent! The rock formations are saturated in color and striking natural designs. Formed by a process that took tens of thousands of years, the rock patterns occurred when the limestone came into contact with the abundant carbon dioxide present in the underground mineral water springs. These would crack over time, due to the ground movements common to Armenia, and slowly sprout into the cave, dripping steadily and forming the stalactites and stalagmites visible today.