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Best things to do in Bansko

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Establishment
“Enjoy skiing, hiking in the mountain or just the stunning views of Pirin and Rila/Rodopi mountains that open up from the gondola.”
9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Does the best pizza in town and has other Italian food, also does delivery.”
8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Open from breakfast time to late evening. Weekend reservations recommended. ”
7 locals recommend
Lounge
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“One of the symbols of Bansko. A beautiful old and original church and the massive stork nest in the belfry with a bell that is not automated like most these days. Close to one of the village museums. ”
3 locals recommend
Establishment
1 local recommends
Lodging
“The Kempinski has one of the best spas in Bansko. In additional to massages, they have an indoor and out door pool, ice room, outdoor jacuzzi, several saunas and more. In addition to booking spa services, you will be asked to come by in advance to make a deposit. But it is worth it.”
2 locals recommend
Church
“The interior is truly stunning with Muslim and Christian faith blended decor - a truly unique church.”
4 locals recommend
Bar
“the band who play here every year are the best in town - always gets a big crowd in to listen to the rock anthems that are blasted out each night through the ski season - not to be missed if you like to party”
3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“International Jazz Festival in Bansko is a major one-week summer event held every year beginning of August on an open-air stage (free!)”
3 locals recommend
Hotel
“you can find small shops for clothes, local products, ski equipment and souvenirs along the street”
4 locals recommend
Night Club
Restaurant
“They offer a wide menu of food for lunch and dinner and often have live music in the evenings.”
3 locals recommend
Ski Chairlift
1 local recommends
Bar
“Not one of my favorite places, but popular with tourists. They offer a brunch menu, British & Mexican cuisine, kid's menu, wi-fi. The show live sports events, sometimes have live music and karaoke nites.”
2 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“Smokey Mountain is a British pub style eating and drinking restaurant. They have live music most evenings and a weekly quiz during the winter months. Large groups are catered for and there's a pool table.”
2 locals recommend
Bar
“Happy End is a popular Apres ski venue across from the gondola. Enjoy a drink on the outdoor terrace after skiing or come back after dinner to hear live music and party until early in the morning. It is recommended to stick to wine and beer here as the cocktails are pricey and never as nice as they look on the menu! ”
3 locals recommend