What to do and see in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria: The Best Places and Tips

August 9, 2017 Almeta Stockton

Blagoevgrad (Bulgarian: Благо̀евград) is а city in southwestern Bulgaria, the administrative centre of Blagoevgrad Municipality and of Blagoevgrad Province, with a population of 70,881 inhabitants (as of 2011). It lies on the banks of the Blagoevgradska Bistritsa River.
Restaurants in Blagoevgrad

1. Stob's Pyramids

Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Excellent
41%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
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4 based on 39 reviews

Stob's Pyramids

Reviewed By Bucketgob - Cheltenham, United Kingdom

The pyramids are a sandstone outcrop of rocks near Blagoevgrad on the road towards Rila Monastry. The walk to view them is not for the faint hearted, The pathway is steep and pitted and certainly not suited to anyone in a wheelchair or who has any walking difficulties. The views when you reach the top are stunning with valley and mountain scenery at it's finest.You would need around 45 minutes to reach the top and at a cost of 1 lev (50 cents)) well worth the effort.

2. Park Bachinovo

Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Excellent
51%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
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0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Park Bachinovo

Reviewed By Bucketgob - Cheltenham, United Kingdom

A beautiful park to wander through. We spent a couple of hours here just taking in the surroundings. A beautiful river runs through the park and also a large lake with various activities taking place. There is an amazing above ground assault course along the river and around the banks which is ideal for the adventurous youngster and also a couple of small restaurants to satisfy those who are looking for a little relaxation.

3. Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Church

Varosha District, Blagoevgrad 2700, Bulgaria
Excellent
42%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Church

Reviewed By Danubegal - Tutrakhan, Silistra, Bulgaria

I go to this church often to light candles and pray quietly as many Bulgarians do. It is small, dark and smoky with incense, and has lovely icons. However I am not sure if they ever actually have services.

4. Orbelus Organic Winery

Near Kromidovo Village | Kromidovo Village, Blagoevgrad 2700, Bulgaria +359 2 951 5495
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 3 reviews

Orbelus Organic Winery

Orbelus Organic Winery is the fruit of two families' love for the Struma River Valley (South-West Bulgaria) and our desire to show its unique terroir and grape varieties to the world. We do so in respect of nature and with a thought for future generations. Join us to taste our wines, featuring the local Melnik grape, and learn about organic winegrowing during a tour of the vineyards and winery!

Reviewed By Oleg T

I visited Orbelus Winery in August 2016. The winery is located in a very beautiful location in southern Bulgaria. It is 10 min by car from the highway and the border point Kulata.
The winery is an excellent example of modern bio- and organic- winery, producing hihg-quality wines. It offers a diversity of red, white and roses, mixed to form excellent wines. I would particularly reccomend to try the white wines from Sandanski Misket, as well as the Orbels Prima line.
The employees and management of the winery are very kind and welcoming people. They can guide you in degustating their wines and tell you a lot on the wine production process and the region. At the winery it is possible to purchase Orbelus Wines.
Very closely is located a camping.
Definetely I would reccomend visiting this state-of-the-art winery and try their wines.

5. Aqua Park

Haidukovi Streeet 74, Blagoevgrad 2700, Bulgaria +359 88 825 5625
Excellent
25%
Good
75%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Aqua Park

Aqua Park Blagoevgrad is the largest facility for water an amusement activities in the Southwestern Bulgaria. It features Olympic swimming pool, kid’s pool, 3 different types of water slides, pool with waves, restaurant, 2 beach bars and food bar.

Reviewed By SF902Canada

Spent a few hours here relaxing by the pool. Reasonably priced to enjoy some time in the Bulgarian Sunshine. Lots of room for adults and children to have their fun without disturbing each other. Drinks available from one of a couple bars poolside. Recommended!

6. "The Hut" - Escape Room

Ul. Todor Aleksandrov 12, Blagoevgrad 2700, Bulgaria +359 88 464 5288
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 1 reviews

You have only one hour to escape from the hut...

7. Largo Mall

Excellent
67%
Good
0%
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0%
Terrible
33%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 3 reviews

Largo Mall

Reviewed By Bat V

The best place for shopping, there is shops like H&M, Pause Jeans, SportDepot, Sport Vision. Cheapest products and beautiful view from the 3th floor! Recommend it!

8. Ski Park Kartala

Kartala, Blagoevgrad 2700, Bulgaria +359 88 950 0421
Excellent
40%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
40%
Poor
0%
Terrible
20%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 5 reviews

Ski Park Kartala

Reviewed By chiaraSofia - Sofia

Being in Bansko the day before, I really appreciated Kartala. Such a long ski run (5 kms they say), very well maintained, lots of options for free ride, smiling personnel at the ski lift (the lift is a bit slow though, mind that). We had a really good time skiing and I would say, more skiing than in Bansko (the crowds there are huuuge). You can also eat at the beginning of the lift for really good prices. You can reach the lift with a car for 1 EUR parking fee.
You need to drive around 30 kms from Blagoevgrad to reach this park, but considering how cheaper it is, and good for kids, and with well-maintained ski runs, it's simply awesome. Loved it and will return many times!

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