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  • Bansko's Artists Presented a Unique Spring Exhibition

    Bansko's Artists Presented a Unique Spring Exhibition

    25.03.2016Nikola Vaptsarov Auditorium 1894 in Bansko hosted a creative arts exhibition titled "It's Spring! " The colorful gallery, part of the cultural program of Bansko Municipality, presented oil paintings and graphics creat...
  • The Ski Zone in Dobrinishte to be Modernized According to Italian Model

    The Ski Zone in Dobrinishte to be Modernized According to Italian Model

    18.03.2016The ski zone in Dobrinishte is to be modernized according to an Italian-style model, announced Georgi Ikonomov, mayor of Bansko, who represented the [ski resort] at the Committee of the Regions in [Brussels]. The mayo...
  • Bansko Hosts Mediterranean Orienteering Championship

    Bansko Hosts Mediterranean Orienteering Championship

    11.03.2016The Municipality of Bansko, with the collaboration of mayor Georgi Ikonomov, is hosting the annual international event SIVEN MOC 2016 (Mediterranean Orienteering Championship). Organizers are planning on having the at...
  • Bansko Reports 10 Percent Drop in Tourists

    Bansko Reports 10 Percent Drop in Tourists

    11.03.2016Bansko is reporting a 10% drop in the number of tourists for the first 2 months of the year, in comparison to the same period in 2015. But despite this, local representatives of the tourist [business] are not pessimistic...
  • World Famous Electronic Music Stars at Bansko During Horizon Festival

    World Famous Electronic Music Stars at Bansko During Horizon Festival

    02.03.2016World famous electronic music stars will be arriving at Bansko for the 4th annual Horizon Festival, which will take place from March 11 - 18. Electronic and house music fans can expect more than 30 parties at 15 loca...
  • Veselin Marinov will Sing in Bansko on March 8

    Veselin Marinov will Sing in Bansko on March 8

    26.02.2016The month of March will be accompanied by a rich cultural program, organized by Nikola Vaptsarov Auditorium 1894 - Bansko, as well as Bansko Municipality. On March 1st, 5:30 pm, the cultural institution's management ...
  • Bansko Property Prices Drop by 70 Percent

    Bansko Property Prices Drop by 70 Percent

    19.02.2016The prices of properties in [Bansko] have dropped by nearly 70-80% in comparison to the peak rates they reached about 8 years ago. We are reminded that during the construction boom, properties in the resort were selling ...
  • Environmentalists Block an Intersection in Defense of Pirin

    Environmentalists Block an Intersection in Defense of Pirin

    12.02.2016Environmentalists blocked an intersection in Sofia as a way of protesting the plans to build new cabin lifts on the territory of [Pirin National Park]. The environmentalists, who had gathered near Vasil Levski National S...
  • Triple Wait Lines Enrage Tourists in Bansko

    Triple Wait Lines Enrage Tourists in Bansko

    05.02.2016For the 10th day in a row, tourists in [Bansko] have been forced to form triple lines outside the cabin lift in the [resort]. Actually, the winding lines and several hours' wait are nothing new. This type of overcrowding...
  • One Hundred and Twenty Musicians to Arrive for Horizon Festival in Bansko

    One Hundred and Twenty Musicians to Arrive for Horizon Festival in Bansko

    05.02.2016120 musicians from all corners of the world will be visiting Bansko during the 4th annual music festival Horizon. The event will be taking place from March 12 - 18 in the resort town. Organizers are promising a wide ...
  • Bansko Municipal Administration Begins its 2016 Tax Season

    Bansko Municipal Administration Begins its 2016 Tax Season

    28.01.2016Local tax and fee collection for 2016 begins February 1. All taxpayers in Bansko Municipality can take advantage of the legal deadline until April 1, by which they will be given a 5% return on all taxes that are paid in ...
  • Photo of a One-Legged Skier on the Bansko Slopes Blew Up the Internet

    Photo of a One-Legged Skier on the Bansko Slopes Blew Up the Internet

    22.01.2016A one-legged skier was spotted going down the ski slopes of the resort town of [Bansko]. The photo, in which a 65-year-old Scotsman skied on only one ski because his other leg is amputated from the knee down, quickly wen...
  • Up to 20 Percent Drop in Hotel Prices in Bansko in February

    Up to 20 Percent Drop in Hotel Prices in Bansko in February

    15.01.2016Hoteliers in [Bansko] are prepared to lower their prices by between 10-20% during the last month of winter, announced the Tourism Business Union in the town, even though the ski [resort] is enjoying no small number of to...
  • Neofit Rilski House Museum

    Neofit Rilski House Museum

    08.01.2016Neofit Rilski House Museum is located in close proximity to [Sveta Troitsa Church] in the center of [Bansko]. It's open to visitors every day from 9 am - 12 pm and 2 pm - 5 pm. There are recordings in English, German and...
  • Church of the Assumption - Bansko

    Church of the Assumption - Bansko

    08.01.2016The Church of the Assumption in Bansko was built around the 16th-17th century on the foundations of a medieval Bulgarian [church] that was most likely destroyed during the Ottoman invasion. Evidence of this are the disco...
  • Tevno Ezero Refuge

    Tevno Ezero Refuge

    08.01.2016Tevno Ezero Refuge was built in 1972 by the Bulgarian Tourist Union at an elevation of 8239 ft (2512 m) above sea level. The refuge sits on the bank of Tevno Ezero within the Belemeto cirque. It is a massive 2-story ...
  • Bunderitsa Hut

    Bunderitsa Hut

    08.01.2016At 5937 ft (1810 m) above sea level, Bunderitsa Hut is located in Northern Pirin on the left bank of Bunderishka River. Bunderitsa Hut was built back in 1915 by forest management. The hut was expanded in 1930 and 50 y...
  • Predel Hut

    Predel Hut

    08.01.2016Predel Hut is located within the eponymous Predel region at 3444 ft (1050 m) above sea level. Predel Hut is a large 1-story building with power, running water and central heating. Each room has its own bathroom. T...
  • Yavorov Hut

    Yavorov Hut

    08.01.2016Yavorov Hut sits at 5707 ft (1740 m) above sea level in the Polyanite region of [Pirin] mountain. The hut is a starting point for the hiking trails on the northern mountain ridge of Pirin. Yavorov Hut is easily accessibl...
  • Pirin Hut

    Pirin Hut

    07.01.2016Pirin Hut is one of the lowest altitude huts in [Pirin], at just 5379 ft (1640 m) above sea level in the [Trite Reki] area. The building is a massive 3 story building with a 90 person capacity. Rooms have 4 or 6 beds ...