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Guidebook for Sandanski

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Guidebook for Sandanski

Parks & Nature
It is the best city park in Bulgaria. Check out the Summer Theater - there are music festivals every month.
Park "St. Vrach"
It is the best city park in Bulgaria. Check out the Summer Theater - there are music festivals every month.
The park and botanical garden around hotel Sveti Vrach is fantastic! It's not crowded like the main park in Sandanski, it has some really rare plants and is much, much bigger. And it's free! You can bring a blanket and some food and have a picnic.
Hotel “St. Vrach”
The park and botanical garden around hotel Sveti Vrach is fantastic! It's not crowded like the main park in Sandanski, it has some really rare plants and is much, much bigger. And it's free! You can bring a blanket and some food and have a picnic.
A pleasant park around thermal springs, Rupite is located in the crater of an extinct volcano. There's an interesting church, dedicated to the famous healer Vanga, who used to live there.
Rupite
A pleasant park around thermal springs, Rupite is located in the crater of an extinct volcano. There's an interesting church, dedicated to the famous healer Vanga, who used to live there.
Drinks & Nightlife
It's the best cafe/bar on Main street. Try their Frappe.
Bar Vega
It's the best cafe/bar on Main street. Try their Frappe.
Food Scene
Excellent Bulgarian cuisine. Try their mixed BBQ plate and the Gyuveche.
Restaurant "Sandanski"
2 ul. "Georgi Skrizhovski"
Excellent Bulgarian cuisine. Try their mixed BBQ plate and the Gyuveche.
An excellent new restaurant on Main Street. Very small and cosy. Food and service is great.
Casa Bella Ristorante
2800 ul. "Makedoniya"
An excellent new restaurant on Main Street. Very small and cosy. Food and service is great.
Sightseeing
Check out the waterfall! It's very photogenic, especially in the spring when the river is big.
Popina Luka
Check out the waterfall! It's very photogenic, especially in the spring when the river is big.
The smallest town in Bulgaria is an architectural reserve with many historic buildings. It's dramatically set among tall sand formations known as the Melnik Earth Pyramids. Melnik is known for its vineyards and wineries. Visit the Kordopulov House and Rozhen Monastery (6 km east).
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Melnik
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The smallest town in Bulgaria is an architectural reserve with many historic buildings. It's dramatically set among tall sand formations known as the Melnik Earth Pyramids. Melnik is known for its vineyards and wineries. Visit the Kordopulov House and Rozhen Monastery (6 km east).
Located near the historic town of Melnik, this is the second largest monastery in Bulgaria after the Rila Monastery. With its unique carvings and stained glass windows, it is a true masterpiece of the Middle Ages.
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Rozhen Monastery
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locals recommend
Located near the historic town of Melnik, this is the second largest monastery in Bulgaria after the Rila Monastery. With its unique carvings and stained glass windows, it is a true masterpiece of the Middle Ages.
Arts & Culture
Fully renovated in 2016, the basilica was part of an early Christian complex in the center of ancient Desudava (the Roman city under Sandanski). There are several ancient mosaics in situ. You can get a double ticket for the basilica and the architectural museum.
Еpiscopal Basilica
Fully renovated in 2016, the basilica was part of an early Christian complex in the center of ancient Desudava (the Roman city under Sandanski). There are several ancient mosaics in situ. You can get a double ticket for the basilica and the architectural museum.
One of the largest ancient cities in the region was found near Rupite recently. Archaeologists are still excavating.
Heraclea Sintica
One of the largest ancient cities in the region was found near Rupite recently. Archaeologists are still excavating.
Essentials
Hypermarket Kaufland
55 ul. "Svoboda"
Entertainment & Activities
Our cosy, little cinema on Main Street.
Sandanski Cinema
18,2800 ul. "Makedoniya"
Our cosy, little cinema on Main Street.