Visit Bulgaria's largest national park, Rila National Park, filled with meandering rivers, rolling mountains, and rich wildlife. Nestled on the highest mountain range of the Balkans, the park covers 81,046 hectares (200,269 acres) and reaches heights of 3,000 m (9,800 ft). Spend time hiking through landscape and observing some of the 172 animal species, including bears and abundant predatory birds. Alternatively, join guided nature activities like horseback riding, camping, and skiing. At certain parts of the park, you can visit mountains and forests during the daytime and dress up to experience Bulgaria's vibrant nightlife in the evenings. With our online itinerary creator, Rila attractions like Rila National Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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We went to summer two years ago. The view was wonderful. The temperature was 17 degrees , but we recommend to use sunprotecting cream. To see all the lakes, I recommend to be there at 07:00 o'clock in... more »
We were there before 9 am on a Sunday in August .... and was amazed to see the number of cars in the make shift parking lots. Despite the huge number of cars, the parking was well organized. Took a 30... more »
Longest and cheapest chairlift ever! Simply amazing. Unspoiled. Lots of Bulgarians love to come here. Not a tourist trap! Great boiled corn on the cob. Beware the long return queue.
A must see for everyone, at least once in a lifetime. It is so beautiful and picturesque that can't be described, need to see it with your own eyes!
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