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Best things to do in Bansko

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Establishment
“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
“Does the best pizza in town and has other Italian food, also does delivery.”
8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Open from breakfast time to late evening. Weekend reservations recommended. ”
7 locals recommend
Church
“The interior is truly stunning with Muslim and Christian faith blended decor - a truly unique church.”
4 locals recommend
Hotel
“you can find small shops for clothes, local products, ski equipment and souvenirs along the street”
4 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
Night Club
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
Establishment
1 local recommends
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
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
Bulgarian Restaurant
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“Probably the best Bulgarian restaurant in the area. Great food! Everybody should try it.”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“opened in 2018 winter season and fantastic new place - European menu and great live band”
2 locals recommend
Ski Chairlift
1 local recommends
Establishment
“Bansko – The All Year Round Destination Bulgaria’s #1 ski resort, having the best and most modern ski center of all Bulgarian ski resorts. Bansko has the best snow record and the longest ski season of all Bulgarian ski resorts. The Pirin Mountains have a predominantly Alpine character with three peaks towering above 2900 m. One can enjoy 65 km of ski tracks, more than 30 snow cannons, fast lifts, facilities for artificial snow making and facilities for night skiing. With 1 gondola, 7 high speed chairs, and 7 drag lifts, the lifts at Bansko ski resort transport more than 2400 people per hour up to an altitude of 2560m. Bansko In Summer summer in banskoThe town of Bansko is situated nearby t”
2 locals recommend