Blagoevgrad: 10 Places You Shouldn’t Miss

Situated between the Rila and Pirin mountains, the small Southwestern town of Blagoevgrad has a lot to offer. With its population of about 70,000 people and an area of 28 909 square kilometers, Blagoevgrad is not among Bulgaria’s largest cities. But it is certainly one of the most peaceful -- yet lively – places in the country. 


There are two universities in Blagoevgrad – the American University in Bulgaria and the South-West University -- and every fifth resident is a student. While there are many restaurants, cafes and bars for the young people to choose from, that’s not all that Blagoevgrad has to offer. We compiled a list of ten places in the city you should visit with your friends.