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.Take a look at our Petrich trip builder to schedule your visit to Rupite and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Create a full Petrich itinerary
Unable to display map at this time. Please try again later.
Plan your trip to Petrich
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Plans in Blagoevgrad Province by other users
9 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM EGYPT April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bansko & Sofia BY A USER FROM ARMENIA March, kids, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM AFGHANISTAN March, culture, romantic, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, romantic, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM CANADA March, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM EGYPT April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, teens, kids, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM BULGARIA March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM GERMANY February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
В этом месте успокаивается душа. Оно очень принимающее и, в то же время, дающее. Уникальный природный ландшафт: горы, горячие источники, озерки. И даже небольшая бамбуковая роща! Здесь жила и помогала... more »This site calms the soul. It really takes and, at the same time giving. The unique natural landscape: mountains, hot springs, lakes. And even a small bamboo grove! Here lived and helped people Baba Vanga. And you can sit on a bench, near her home. Where loved sit she. Sit and think. And become kinder)View original
Прекрасное место для отдыха. Говорят здесь неповторимая энергетика. Дом, в котором жила и предсказывала баба Ванга находится рядом с церковью, которая была постороена на ее деньги. Своеобразные рисунк... more »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.View original
Несколько раз была в Болгарии и всегда посещала Рупите. У этого места особая энергия. Это парковая зона, на территории которой расположился храм Святой Петки. Дом, в котором принимала людей Ванга, и ж... more »Several times was in Bulgaria and always visited Rupite. This places special energy. This Park is located on the territory of which the Church of St. Petka. The House in which people took Wang, and lived the last years. As well as a pond with turtles, Bamboo Grove, benches and tables, you can grab a bite to eat. There is a small shop where you can buy icons, books about Vanj outstation in different languages (bought in Russian). For parkland-an ancient bathhouse. It is very simple, is divided into female and male part. But water is healing, as goes from the depths of the Earth. This place was once a volcano.View original
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.
Good for a half-day chill
Best things to do in Petrich
Visit for: 1h
Visit for: 1h 30min
Villa Melnik Winery
Visit for: 2h
Pirin National Park
Visit for: 8h
Dancing Bears Park
Visit for: 2h 30min
Visit for: 3h
Visit for: 3h
Baba Vanga Museum
Visit for: 1h 30min
St Teodor Tiron and Teodor Stratilat Church
Visit for: 1h
Shestaka Wine Cellar
Visit for: 2h
Are you the owner of this business?Click here for promotion tips.