There is a lot of history and nature in Smolyan region so you definitely won’t regret to use you free time for some sightseeing.

> Pamporovo

Pamporovo is a popular ski resort in Smolyan Province, southern Bulgaria, one of the best-known in Southeastern Europe. It is set amongst Norway spruce forests and is primarily visited during the winter for skiing and snowboarding. Wikipedia
Top elevation: 1,928 m (6,325 ft)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> Marvelous Bridges

The Marvelous Bridges or Wonderful Bridges are natural arches in the Rhodope Mountains of southern Bulgaria. Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> Devil’s Throat Cave

Devil’s Throat Cave, or Dyavolsko Garlo, is located in the western Rhodopes in Bulgaria, near its border with Greece. A popular tourist attraction, Devil’s Throat branches from Trigrad Gorge. Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> Yagodinska cave

Yagodinska cave is a cave in the Rhodope Mountains, southern Bulgaria. It is included in the 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria under № 89. It is named after the homonymous village nearby. Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> Dospat Reservoir

Dospat Reservoir is situated in the western part of the Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. The reservoir stretches nearly 19 km northwest to the city of Sarnitsa. Wikipedia
Area: 22 km²
Height: 60.5 m (198 ft)
Maximum water depth: 57.75 m (189.5 ft)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> Eagle Eye

Touristic attraction in the region – panoramic platform. Website / Maps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> Rozhen Observatory

Rozhen Observatory, also known as the Bulgarian National Astronomical Observatory, is an astronomical observatory, located in the Smolyan Province, 90 kilometers south of the city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> Museum of Skis and Ski sports – Chepelare

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> Trigrad Gorge

The Trigrad Gorge is a canyon of vertical marble rocks in the Rhodope Mountains. It is in Smolyan Province, one of the southernmost provinces of Bulgaria. Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> Devil’s Bridge (Dyavolski most)

The Dyavolski most is an arch bridge over the Arda River situated in a narrow gorge. It is located 10 km from the Bulgarian town of Ardino in the Rhodope Mountains and is part of the ancient road … Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> Uhlovitsa Cave

Uhlovitsa is a show cave in the Blue Pools Area in the Smolyan Province of the Rhodope Mountains, southern Bulgaria. The cave is close to Mogilitsa village and 37 and 47 km away from Pamporovo and Chepelare respectively. Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> Buynovskoto Gorge (Buynovskoto zhdrelo)

National park in Bulgaria. Maps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> Krastowa Gora

Monastery in Bulgaria. Maps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> Smolianskite ezera (Smolyan lakes)

National park in Bulgaria. Maps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> Ethnographic Area Complex

Tourist attraction in Zlatograd, Bulgaria. Maps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> Golyam Perelik

Golyam Perelik is the highest peak in the Rhodope Mountains, situated 19 km to the west of Smolyan. It makes the Rhodopes the seventh highest Bulgarian mountain range after Rila, Pirin, Stara Planina, Vitosha, Osogovo and Slavyanka. Wikipedia
Elevation: 2,191 m
Prominence: 895 m
Mountain range: Rhodope Mountains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> Rozhen Monastery

The Rozhen Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is the biggest monastery in the Pirin Mountains in southwestern Bulgaria. It is one of the few medieval Bulgarian monasteries well preserved until today. Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> Agushevi konatsi

Agushevi konatsi, built during the 19th century, is a winter estate of an Ottoman feudal in the Mogilitsa village in Bulgaria. It is formed of three consecutive identical large residential edifices with courtyards. Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> Waterfalls Canyon

Maps
Comment: “The hike takes about 3-4 hours and it’s circular.
We found the place with google maps (“canyon falls”), that led us to a place where you can park your car. You can keep going with your car or walk to the begining point of the hike (about 1 km). Note that the road is steep for walking and on the other hand not easy to drive.
The hike begins by the info station, where you can get a map of the route. It is not very easy, most of the time you go up or down in a steep path (most of the way is not plain). However, the view is amazing! You can see the impressive waterfalls and get a panoramic view of Smolyan.
Highly recommended!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> Nevystata Eco Trail

Map / Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

> Termal Aquapark Persenk (Water park in Devin, Bulgaria)

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> Muzeum Krasu Rodopskiego

Museum in Chepelare, Bulgaria. Maps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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