Attractions in Bansko

Please take a look at the list of local attractions that we have prepared for you.

Holy Trinity Church

The Holy Trinity Church and especially its tall belfry have become a symbol of Bansko as one of the most attractive mountain resorts, successfully combining the charm of its rich historical past and its picturesque location at the foot of the mighty Pirin Mountain with the most modern facilities for recreation – a wide choice of reputable hotels for all tastes and budgets, one of the best ski zone in South-East Europe.

Location: The Old Town
Holy Trinity Church map. How to get to Holy Trinity Church in Bansko
Nikola Vaptsarov museum house Bansko

Museum House “Nikola Vaptsarov”

The Museum House “Nikola Vaptsarov” is the first museum in Bansko and one of the first museums in the Pirin region. The museum is located in the center of Bansko, next to the central square and near the municipality.

Location: Bansko center
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Velyanova kashta Bansko Bulgaria

Velyan’s House (Velyanova Kashta)

Velyan’s House in Bansko is located near the Holy Trinity Church and the central square of the town. The house is an example of the architectural style – fortified house of the Bulgarian Revival Period. Velyan’s House was built in the 18th century and was opened to visitors in 1977.

Location: The Old Town
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Paisiy Hilendarski monument Bansko

Paisiy Hilendarski Monument Bansko

Paisiy Hilendarski monument is located on the Vazrajdane square in Bansko. It is supposed that the the place where the monument was erected is where Paisiy’s house was once located. The monument was created in 1976 by the sculptor Stoycho Todorov.

Location: Vazrajdane square in Bansko
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Bansko Jazz Fest 2014

Bansko Jazz Fest

The International Jazz Festival in Bansko is the biggest summer musical event in Bulgaria. The enormous popularity which the festival enjoys among specialists and fans across the world has turned it into one of the foremost international cultural happenings in the Balkans.

Location: Nikola Vaptsarov Square, Bansko
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Pirin National Park

Because of the unique biodiversity and spectacular natural formations of Pirin, the Government of Bulgaria has established over 40,000 ha of mountain protected area – Pirin National Park. It is a piece of nature that is a priceless Bulgarian and world heritage and is included in UNESCO’s “Man and the Biosphere” program.

Location: South - Western Bulgaria
Pirin National Park map. How to get to Pirin National Park in Bansko
Dancing bears park Belitsa

Belitsa dancing bears park

The Dancing bears park is located in Rila Mountain at about 180 km south of Sofia. The park hosts 24 former dancing bears which were held in captivity and later rescued by volunteers and “Four paws” – the animal protection organization. Dancing Bears Park Belitsa, was founded in year 2000 and after the expansion work in 2003 to 2004, it now covers over 120,000 sq. m. of natural terrain. Until 2007 all of them were rescued and set free in the park.

Location: Belitsa
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Nikola Vaptsarov Community Center Bansko

Nikola Vaptsarov Community Center in the town of Bansko is the biggest cultural institution on the territory of Bansko Municipality. Established in 1894 and named ‘Selska Pochivka’ (Villagers’ Rest), nowadays the Community Center is a keeper of the book heritage, the traditions and customs of the locals. The Center library has around 50 000 books.

Nikola Vaptsarov Community Center Bansko map. How to get to Nikola Vaptsarov Community Center Bansko in Bansko
Gondola lift Bansko

Gondola Lift Station

Gondola lift connects Bansko with Banderishka polyana. Up at Baderishka Poliana you can use ski slopes #1 and #2, there are tubing, restaurants, children’s play area and a soccer field.

Location: North region
Gondola Lift Station map. How to get to Gondola Lift Station in Bansko
Bansko municipality building

Bansko Municipality

The building of the municipality of Bansko is located right at the very heart of the town at Nikola Vaptsarov Square. The municipality provides different kind of services for local citizens, companies and foreign tourists. Working hours of the administration: … Continued

Location: Nikola Vaptsarov Square, Bansko Bulgaria
Bansko Municipality map. How to get to Bansko Municipality in Bansko
Ski lifts in Bansko

Ski Lifts in Bansko

25 km of speedy and comfortable lifts at your disposal. 1 gondola lift, 6 four-seat chair lifts, 1 tree-seat chair lift, 3 anchor type tow lifts, 3 single tow lifts, 10 children draggier.

Location: Pirin Mountain
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Bansko Police Department

Bansko Police Department

The local police department in Bansko is located near the center of the town and right next to Glazne river.

Location: near Glazne river
Bansko Police Department map. How to get to Bansko Police Department in Bansko
Medical Center Bansko

Emergency medical center Bansko

In case of emergency you need to call the national emergency number 112. On this phone you may contact the emergency medical center, police department, fire brigade, mountain rescue service. We hope that you won’t need those numbers during your vacation in Bansko Bulgaria, but you need to have them just in case.

Location: Bansko Bulgaria
Emergency medical center Bansko map. How to get to Emergency medical center Bansko in Bansko
Tourist Information Office Bansko

Tourist Information Center Bansko

The Tourist Information Center in Bansko is located at the center of the town, near the Bansko municipality. The center is a government institution which organizes the participation of Bansko municipality in tourist expositions.

Location: City center
Tourist Information Center Bansko map. How to get to Tourist Information Center Bansko in Bansko
Bus station Bansko

Bansko Bus Station

If you do not have a car, the best way for you to travel to the nearby cities and to some of the bigger cities in Bulgaria is by bus. You will find Bansko bus station very easy. The station is located near the main entrance of the city (coming from Blagoevgrad). The bus station is small, but you have enough bus lines to travel everywhere you want in Bulgaria.

Location: North region
Bansko Bus Station map. How to get to Bansko Bus Station in Bansko
Railway station Bansko

Train Station

The train station in Bansko is small and provides train lines to just a few nearby cities like Dobrinishte, Razlog, Velingrad and Pazardjik.

Location: North region
Train Station map. How to get to Train Station in Bansko

Ski rental center

The ski rental center in Bansko is located near the Gondola cabin lift in Bansko Bulgaria. Right next to the ski rental center there is a huge parking where you can park your car and take the lift for the ski zone and the ski tracks.

Location: Gondola cabin lift station
Ski rental center map. How to get to Ski rental center in Bansko
Post office Bansko Bulgaria

Post Office

Despite the modern e-mail communications, many people still use the post offices to send mails and post cards to their loved ones.

Location: City center. Next to the main walking street in Bansko.
Post Office map. How to get to Post Office in Bansko