Borovets Tourist Places to Visit in Borovets, Bulgaria, Europe

Borovets Tourist Places to Visit in Borovets, Bulgaria, Europe

Borovets is a mountain resort town belonging to the province of Sofia in Bulgaria lying on the northern slopes of Rila Mountain between 42°15′52″ N latitude and 23°36′25″ E longitude. It is situated about 1350 meters above sea level, around 125 km away from Plovdiv and 75 km away from Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Skiing is allowed between 9.00 am to 4.30 pm and 5 pm till 10 pm (night skiing).


History of Borovets:

The history of Borovets dates back to 1896 when it was initially founded as a hunting site for the kings of Bulgaria. It was geared up towards development into a modern ski resort with establishments of hotels and restaurants around and the up gradation of ski runs and lifts. The Borovets resort also witnessed the World Cup Alpine Skiing rounds in the years 1981 and 1984.


How to reach Borovets?

Borovets is catered by Sofia Airport which is situated around 67 km away from Borovets and handles flights to Berlin, Amsterdam, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Madrid, Milan, Vienne, Paris, Minsk, Istanbul and other prime cities of Europe.

Borovets is well connected with Sofia through roadway by regular bus services and also there are many tourist vehicles in Sofia offering daily trips to Borovets.

For local travel, visitors can hire car, taxi or mini buses or bikes.


Food and Shopping in Borovets:

There are many traditional shops are in Borovets selling typical Bulgarian clothes, handicrafts, artifacts, perfumes and hats at affordable cost.

The major restaurants in Borovets are as follows:

  • Bobby’s Bar
  • The White Magic
  • Sunnys Bar
  • Happy Duck
  • Katy’s Steakhouse


Things to do in Borovets:

  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Snowboarding
  • Shopping


Places to see in Borovets:

The ski resort:

The ski resort of Borovets is the oldest Bulgarian winter resort drawing tourists from all around the globe for its unforgettable skiing experience. Also there are many hotels offering transportation services to ski field.


Church of the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God:

Located in Samokov, around 9 kms away from Borovets, the Church of the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God is known for typical construction and holiness.


Bayrakli Mosque:

Built in 1845 by Mehmet Husref Pasha, the Bayrakli Mosque is a historical mosque situated in Samokov. It is also called as Yokush Mosque which was once rebuilt in 1966, designed by architect Nikola Mushanov. Tourists can also spot a tall minaret that adjoins the mosque.


List of other places of interest in and around Borovets includes:

  • Church of St Nicholas
  • The Moorish-style Grand Fountain
  • Konstantin Fotinov School
  • National Museum of History
  • Sveta Petka Samardjiyska
  • Saint Nikolas Russian Church
  • National Gallery for Foreign Art
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • Sofia University Saint Kliment Ohidski
  • Banja Basi Mosque
  • Statue of Tsar Alexander II


Ideal time to visit Borovets:

Throughout the year is best, especially the winter months are ideal for skiing.

Where to stay in Borovets?

Being a prominent tourist destination in Bulgaria, Borovets houses numerous reputed hotels and resorts offering amazing tourists favor facilities and services. Borovets also houses many guest houses and lodges that are ideal for those who seek budget options. The major hotels in Borovets are listed here below:

  • Euphoria Club Hotel & Spa
  • Radina’s Way Hotel
  • Club Hotel Yanakiev
  • Villa Park Hotel
  • Hotel Yastrebets Wellness & Spa
  • Hotel Rila Borovets
  • Festa Winter Palace Hotel
  • Iglika Palace Hotel
  • Hotel Ela Borovets
  • Ice Angels Hotel
  • Hotel Festa Chamkoria
  • Moura Hotel
  • The Lodge
  • Borovets Hills Hotel
  • George Hotel
  • Divite Petli Hotel
  • Hotel Royal Borovets

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