“Shpella e Pellumbasit” , known as The Black Cave , is valued by specialists as one of the most precious
karstic caves and prehistoric settlement in Albania. It is declared natural monument in 2002.
The skeletons found in this cave, according to the Museum of Natural Sciences of Florence University, belong
to cave bears (Ursus Speleaus), that lived from 400 000 to 10 000 years ago. This is one of the 5 caves of this
kind in Europe.
This karstic cave has also remnants of human culture, that according to Tirana Archaeological Institute belong
to the period of Palaeolithic in Ancient Middle Ages. It is believed that the cave has been inhabited since the
beginning of human society, about 30,000 years ago.
The Cave, “Shpella e Pellumbasit”, its 360m long, 10-15m wide and 15-45m high. and is filled with stalactites and stalagmites. So its an
object of special value to study the evolution of paleo geography of the whole area and the circulation of its
There are with numerous micro forms of the underground karts landscape and rare beauty’s for special tourist
We do a stop at Kanionet e Erzenit,
Finishing the exploration of the Cave we proceed down to the village (around 45 min ) and going back to
Entering the cave and observe the stalactites and stalagmites, you may even be able to track a bat’s nest.
Depending on preferences you might enter inside or stay outside enjoying the wonderful view. After we return
to Pellumbas village and have a nice refreshing swim in the river. This is followed by a delicious light lunch of
dishes that are typical to the area. After having some relaxing and Turkish coffee in the garden we return back