Things to do
Bansko was built in the 10th Century, on the site of an ancient Thracian settlement and later thrived on the caravan route between the Aegean coast and Europe. It has a rich heritage and plenty of museums and monuments that reflect this. Wander the old quarter today and you’ll find beautiful stone and timber houses and cobblestone lanes.
A stroll through Bansko reveals plenty of places that hint at the town’s cultural heritage. Step out of your country retreat to discover unique sacred sites, such as the imposing Sveta Troitsa Church with its 30-metre high clock tower. As well as museums that celebrate centuries of folk art, poetry, political change and social progress.
Naturally the ski season is busy and filled with events and entertainment, but there are appealing highlights in summer too. The Bansko Jazz Festival attracts local and international musicians in August and various events celebrate the regions rich folk traditions, such as the Celebration of Bansko Traditions during May.