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Sightseeing in Bansko - what to see. Complete travel guide

Bansko is an amazing Bulgarian town located in the territory of Pirin National Park. It is also known as a first-class ski resort among tourists, but not everyone knows that Bansko is one of the oldest Bulgarian towns and has a rich cultural heritage. The exact date of the town’s foundation is unknown. However, by analyzing the archaeological artifacts found in the area, scientists managed to find out that the first settlement appeared there yet during the reign of the Roman Empire.
Bansko is a popular ski resort, which receives a deserved attention from professional skiers and novices. There are trails of different difficulty levels, and their total length is nearly 65 … Open
Until the beginning of the 20th century, the town was one of the largest and most important settlements of the Ottoman Empire. In 1912, after the First Balkan war, it became a part of independent Bulgaria. The historical part of Bansko is in a great condition; therefore, fans of excursions will enjoy a stroll along lovely and charming old streets and see magnificent buildings built centuries ago. The Holy Trinity Church , which is located in the heart of the city, is one of the main historical symbols of the town.
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A significant number of tourists, who arrive in the town, come to have a skiing vacation. It took several decades to turn the miniature mountain village of Bansko into a first class resort with advanced infrastructure. The town has everything needed for winter sports. The area, where the town is located, is a natural landmark of global significance. It is hard to imagine, but there are nearly 150 lakes not far from Bansko, as well as almost a hundred mountain peaks. This magnificent region is also rich in mineral springs with healing properties, and, of course, the springs are not deprived of the travelers’ attention. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Bansko is really small. However, there are several dozens of interesting attractions in its territory. The Holy Trinity Church in the center of the town is one of the most recognizable and … Open
Fans of active pastime will be thrilled with virtually limitless opportunities for sports. At any time of the year, tourists can participate in exciting hiking tours to the most picturesque places, during which attendees can admire the beauty of the Pirin Mountains . Active recreation lovers will be pleased to know that the duration of the ski season in Bansko is the longest not only in Bulgaria but also among the longest in Europe. Fans of winter sports start appearing at the resort closer to the end of November, and many trails are open until mid-April. Sports entertainments and hiking in the beautiful mountain areas, exploration of numerous historical attractions, and acquaintance with cultural traditions of local people – these are just a small part of entertainments that Bansko is ready to offer.
Photogallery of Pirin Mountains:
Bansko is a high-class wellness resort that is primarily famous for healing thermal springs that are located nearby. In recent years, many modern pools and excellent spa centers have appeared in the region. They offer unique treatments based on the healing properties of thermal water. Some wellness resorts are located just 6 kilometers away from the resort. Visitors to such places can swim in swimming pools filled with mineral water, enjoy various types of massage, and get consultations from balneology specialists.
Skiing remains the main entertainment for guests of Bansko. The town has excellent conditions for winter sports. Tourists, who visit Bansko during warm months, will be able to enjoy … Open
An acquaintance with local gastronomic traditions is an essential part of any vacation. Hearty meat dishes are typical for the traditional cuisine of Bansko. Meat is usually roasted or steamed. Many restaurants and markets also offer delicious homemade sausages that are produced nearby. Traditional taverns are also very usual at the resort. As a rule, they are run by locals. These dining venues usually offer dishes cooked in accordance with old family recipes. Affordable prices are another advantage of local taverns.
Bansko BG The resort is located in a unique area – the territory of the Pirin National Park. This park is very big – more than 400 square kilometers. In recent years, the park has become protected by UNESCO, but some parts of the reserve are open to visitors, so tourists can attend interesting excursions and explore the area. The protected area is famous for its flora – many rare herbs grow there, and some of them are endemic.
In Bansko, there are only a few large and vibrant hotels, whereas, the selection of tiny guest houses is large. Among them, tourists will easily find institutions of different categories, … Open
Bansko is an excellent resort for the whole family. Vacationers with children will find it interesting and comfortable to stay there. Many local hotels are targeted at family guests. In summer, swimming pools with slides open at the resort, as well as numerous sports grounds and playgrounds. Winter is a great place to visit one of the local ski schools. Many schools accept children aged 6. Besides skiing, the resort has a wonderful ice skating rink. Vacationers are also welcome to sledge and enjoy other types of winter entertainment. Regardless of the time of a year, the resort has much to offer to its guests who will not feel bored. It is not only fun and interesting but also absolutely safe to have a vacation in Bansko.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Bansko
♥   World Heritage Site 'Pirin National Park' , 12.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Pirin' , 33.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Rila' , 33.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Rilski manastir' , 35.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Limnis Kerkinis' , 76 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Bulgaria: things to see

Pleven is one more important historic centre of the country. This is a city of glorious past, and guests are welcome to learn more about it in the museum of Pleven Epopee 1877, which is most commonly known as Pleven Panorama. The building of the museum is also worth attention. Many years ago, the building was used for the meeting of Alexander II with Osman-pasha. There is a beautiful park on one of surrounding hills. The park was named after Russian general Skobelev. There is also a museum dedicated to the military events of the 19th century. … Open
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