Rila National Park, Rila

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Visit Bulgaria's largest national park, Rila National Park, filled with meandering rivers, rolling mountains, and rich wildlife. Nestled on the highest mountain range of the Balkans, the park covers 81,046 hectares (200,269 acres) and reaches heights of 3,000 m (9,800 ft). Spend time hiking through landscape and observing some of the 172 animal species, including bears and abundant predatory birds. Alternatively, join guided nature activities like horseback riding, camping, and skiing. At certain parts of the park, you can visit mountains and forests during the daytime and dress up to experience Bulgaria's vibrant nightlife in the evenings. With our online itinerary creator, Rila attractions like Rila National Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Breath taking views!! I recommend everyone who loves nature and beautiful sights to go there! 🇧🇬❤️🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬  more »
  • It was great experience.The wheather was hot.The view was excellent and me and friends had an awesome time there  more »
  • We went with friends to Seven Rila lakes. The nature and the view from the highest peak is just... i dont have words to describe it. Go and see!!!  more »
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  • Longest and cheapest chairlift ever! Simply amazing. Unspoiled. Lots of Bulgarians love to come here. Not a tourist trap! Great boiled corn on the cob. Beware the long return queue.
  • A must see for everyone, at least once in a lifetime. It is so beautiful and picturesque that can't be described, need to see it with your own eyes!
  • It's a wonderful national park, great for hiking. Pick a sunny day for your trip so there is no fog blocking the breathtaking view. You might need a warm jacket and a hat for the ride upwards.
  • The best place to go and have some 'zen' experience!! The lakes, the cliffs, the pines and the rocks, all the nature is just so fresh and sooting that you will feel calmer and trouble-free the moment you set foot in the mountain.
  • Amazing! No words how beautiful these mountains are and impressed how clean is kept despite loads of tourists on the trails. Rocky steep peaks, fairy tale flowery meadows counted over hundred of flower species, glaciar lakes, icy mountain springs and waterfalls, fresh trout ....just amazing!
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