Pavlova pećina (Paul’s Cave)

Pavlova pećina (Paul’s Cave) is a pre-historic locality. It is located two kilometres south-west of the monastery complex of St. Peter and Paul Church. Paul’s Cave is very interesting to archaeologists. It is rich in cave formations. The cave is dominated by the massive forms of cave pillars built of large calcite crystals. There are a number of folk legends related to the cave, which gives it a special character. An ancient legend says that in the first century, precisely in the year 57, on his way to Rome, Apostle Paul stayed in this area and baptised the local population in the cave.
There is a folk belief that those girls who wash their faces with the water from the cave lake on St. Peter’s Day will become more beautiful and attractive.