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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Place of Worship
“This is a really quaint old monastery in the RIla Mountains. The drive threre is also really beautiful”
  • 14 locals recommend
Nature
“Enjoy skiing, hiking in the mountain or just the stunning views of Pirin and Rila/Rodopi mountains that open up from the gondola.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Open from breakfast time to late evening. Weekend reservations recommended. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Located in the northern and central part of Pirin mountain, it includes 6 park areas, 3 nature reserves and Bulgaria's 2nd highest peak - Vihren.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Does the best pizza in town and has other Italian food, also does delivery.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Sublocality
“The smallest town in Bulgaria is an architectural reserve with many historic buildings. It's dramatically set among tall sand formations known as the Melnik Earth Pyramids. Melnik is known for its vineyards and wineries. Visit the Kordopulov House and Rozhen Monastery (6 km east).”
  • 7 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Golf club with rental of golf clubs, lessons, Junior academy, summer camps and much more. You will need a car to get here. Check their sites to find out about camps and other events.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lounge
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“One of the symbols of Bansko. A beautiful old and original church and the massive stork nest in the belfry with a bell that is not automated like most these days. Close to one of the village museums. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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Natural Feature
“For hiking, the lakes, the peaks, ski alpine disciplines, the lift between Gotze Delchev hut-Bezbog hut.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“The Kempinski has one of the best spas in Bansko. In additional to massages, they have an indoor and out door pool, ice room, outdoor jacuzzi, several saunas and more. In addition to booking spa services, you will be asked to come by in advance to make a deposit. But it is worth it.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Church
“It's a place that keeps the spirit of the past centuries and brings inner peace. There you can enjoy the unique art of masters painted icons and immerse yourself in an amazing atmosphere.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“International Jazz Festival in Bansko is a major one-week summer event held every year beginning of August on an open-air stage (free!)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Mountain
“Vihren (Bulgarian: Вихрен) is the highest peak of Bulgaria's Pirin Mountains. Reaching 2,914 metres (9,560 ft), it is Bulgaria's second and the Balkans' third highest, after Musala and Mount Olympus.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“You can hire a boat and sail in the lake. Also there are restaurants nearby”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“the band who play here every year are the best in town - always gets a big crowd in to listen to the rock anthems that are blasted out each night through the ski season - not to be missed if you like to party”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Open from breakfast time to late evening. Weekend reservations recommended. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Does the best pizza in town and has other Italian food, also does delivery.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
Bulgarian Restaurant
“Probably the best Bulgarian restaurant in the area. Great food! Everybody should try it.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Hotel
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is the best restaurant in town, food is very tasty, prices are normal and there is a nice outdoor kids playground. It is very close to the property.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“They offer a wide menu of food for lunch and dinner and often have live music in the evenings.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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