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Rupite, Petrich
(4.7/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
Rupite is a village which includes a small mountainous protected area in the southeastern part Blagoevgrad Province, Bulgaria, 10-12 kilometres northeast of Petrich, inside Petrich Municipality, on the right bank of the Struma River. It is best known as the place where the Bulgarian medium Baba Vanga lived and was buried. The area is in fact the crater of an extinct volcano, its appearance being shaped by the volcanic hill of Kozhuh, the thermal springs and Pchelina Hill. The village has 1,124 inhabitants.NatureThe landscape of Rupite is dominated by the eminence of Kozhuh situated to the west. Although it is only 281 m high, it rises like a high mountain in the low and flat Petrich Plain. The eminence, which is part of the outskirts of the extinct volcano, consists of three small summits, of which the middle one is the highest. Volcanic rocks and rock pyramids can be observed at the foot of Kozhuh. Due to the eminence's interesting origin and the abundance of rare species of the Bulgarian flora and fauna, Kozhuh is a proclaimed natural landmark since 1962. Remains of an ancient town called Petra, were discovered at the southwestern foot of Kozhuh. In 2002, the scientists came across the proof of their identification of the city: a Latin inscription, dated 308 AD, of an imperial appeal addressed to the local urban citizens of Heraclea Sintica. Thus ended the years-long argument between Greece and Bulgaria about where Heraclea Sintica actually was.
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  • A great place to relax. They say here a unique energy. The House in which she lived and predicted Baba Vanga is located next to the Church, which was built on its money. Original drawings, but rather paintings Church did not fall within the canons of the Orthodox religion, but it is by no means waning interest by the visitors. Near the tomb of the prophetess and the source of "live" and "mertvoj"vodoj. So called dvuplastovyj output of mineral water with different temperatures. But children fun just to look at live fish in ponds with warmer water, turtles, pheasants, peacocks and other animals that are bred by local Rangers. Nearby there are special treatment ponds with warm mineral water.
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  • In Rupite, where last years lived Baba Vanga Gushterova, created a complex, visit interesnr. On the territory of the complex is the Temple of Saint Petka Bulgarian.
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  • We went to Rupite from Melnik and it is quite a short drive; both can be done as a day trip from Bansko, in that case it is a good idea to have lunch in Melnik. We decided to have a look a Rupite on t...  more »
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  • Nice place, different kind of information sources (photos, some papers, even a documentary movie), very good organisation, free parking and kind people.
  • This is the place where many world leaders came to visit the great Vanga, so she can tell them what God is telling her for their future and fate. It was her home for the better part of her life and is now an amazingly well maintained as it is quite, clean and beautiful. You can see the prophet's house, where she accepted people for advise and the church that she built with her own money.
  • A great place for some relax and soul energy charging.
  • Interesting site
  • Good for a half-day chill