Cyril and Methodius Route – Cultural Route of the Council of Europe

Rock formation Budačina

The Budačina Natural Monument consists of a group of sandstone rocks above the valley slope of the Kudlovice brook in the Kudlovice valley in the local Budačina line, about 8 km from Kudlovice. It was declared a natural monument in 1966 on an area of 8 hectares. The reason for the protection are the sandstone rock formations with a pseudo-karst cave. It is a set of sandstone cliffs, where four massive rock formations gradually spread out. The highest of them reaches a height of 12 metres. A surprise for us is also a small fissure cave with a length of 5 metres. It wouldn’t be Chřiby if there wasn’t a story connected to this place. According to traditional legends, the aforementioned cave served as a hideout for the robbers Ondráš and Juráš, who used to ambush and rob passing merchants on the nearby merchant trail.