News from Bansko

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  • The Starchevata Festival to be Held for 7th Year in a Row

    The Starchevata Festival to be Held for 7th Year in a Row

    24.11.2016This year, Razlog will once again be hosting the international Kukeri carnival Starchevata, which has grown into a tradition. The event is one of the largest organized in the region. The Kukeri festival is held as the...
  • Tourist Boom in the Bear Park Near Belitsa

    Tourist Boom in the Bear Park Near Belitsa

    08.07.2016The park near Belitsa for the rehabilitation of dancing [bears] is enjoying ever greater interest on the part of tourists. Since it reopened its doors for visitors at the beginning of April, 5000 people have already visi...
  • Fifteen Percent Increase in Bansko Tourists This Year

    Fifteen Percent Increase in Bansko Tourists This Year

    24.06.2016During this past winter season, there was a 15% increase in the number of tourists in Bansko compared to last year. These statistics are reported by the Tourism Advisory Board of the Municipality. Hotel bookings have...
  • Bansko to Mount 1150 ft Water Slide for Tourists

    Bansko to Mount 1150 ft Water Slide for Tourists

    10.06.2016By July 15 at the latest, workers are going to mount Bansko's latest tourist attraction - a 1150 ft (350 m) water slide. It's expected to arrive from [France] and will be placed on Banderishka Polyana. The news was a...
  • Bansko Honors Botev's Achievements

    Bansko Honors Botev's Achievements

    03.06.2016With an honorific ceremony, the municipality of Bansko marked the 140th death anniversary of Hristo Botev and the heroes who gave their lives for Bulgarian freedom and independence. Right at noon, accompanied by the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Yane Sandanski Hut

    Yane Sandanski Hut

    07.01.20162Yane Sandanski Hut is the lowest altitude hut in [Pirin] mountain, sitting at just 4034 ft (1230 m) above sea level in the southern part of the Popina Luka region along the [river] valley of Glavnitsa River. The hut was ...
  • Sinanitsa Hut

    Sinanitsa Hut

    07.01.2016Sitting on the banks of Sinanishko Lake, at 7216 ft (2200 m) above sea level, is Sinanitsa Hut. Sinanitsa Hut is a massive 2-story structure that was built in 1979. The strategic location of Sinanitsa Hut makes it eas...
  • Kamenitsa Hut

    Kamenitsa Hut

    07.01.2016Kamenitsa Hut (Begovitsa) sits at an altitude of 5740 ft (1750 m) above sea level in [Pirin] on the left bank of the Kozya River. It is a massive 3-story building with 1 mansard floor. The hut has a capacity of 90. The a...
  • Demyanitsa Hut

    Demyanitsa Hut

    07.01.2016Demyanitsa Hut is located in [Pirin] mountain at 6216 ft (1895 m) above sea level, at the meeting point of the 3 rivers Strazhishka, Valyavishka and Vasilashka. Demyanitsa Hut is a large 2-story building with beds for 17...
  • Kuklite Peak

    Kuklite Peak

    07.01.2016Kuklite Peak is situated at the Kamenishko side mountain ridge in Northern Pirin. The peak towers at an impressive 8810 ft (2686 m) above sea level and has an alpine difficulty grade of climbing. A common error in hi...
  • Yalovarnika Peak

    Yalovarnika Peak

    07.01.2016Yalovarnika Peak is located on the alpine part of Northern [Pirin], more specifically along the Kamenishko side mountain ridge. The massive granite peak towers at 9069 ft (2765 m) it is characterized by its double peak. ...
  • Gazey Peak

    Gazey Peak

    06.01.2016Gazey Peak is among the most picturesque peaks in [Pirin] mountain. The peak splits off of the Polezhan side ridge - at the Gazey mountain ridge with its altitude of 9056 ft (2761 m) above sea level. This puts it in ...
  • Kamenitsa Peak

    Kamenitsa Peak

    05.01.2016Kamenitsa Peak stands at 9256 ft (2822 m) high and is the 5th tallest peak in [Pirin]. Kamenitsa is one of the most challenging and difficult to conquer summits in Pirin. The peak is an attractive point for lovers of ext...
  • Velyanova Kushta

    Velyanova Kushta

    05.01.2016Velyanova Kushta was built during the 18th-19th centuries in the style typical of that time. The fortified house had set in as an architectural style due to the outlaw epidemic that surged through Bulgarian lands in the ...
  • Bezbog Hut

    Bezbog Hut

    04.01.2016Bezbog Hut sits at 7347 ft (2240 m) above sea level on the banks of [Bezbog Lake] and is one of the newest and most modern huts in Pirin. It is actually the 2nd structure built in the immediate area, since the 1st was de...