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.
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.
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.