Blagoevgrad

Blagoevgrad is a city in Southwest Bulgaria.

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Blagoevgrad is the largest city of Southwest Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad is located about 90km south from Sofia, in the northeast part of the historical geographic area of Macedonia. Blagoevgrad is known for the beautiful nature that surrounds it, the many local cultural sights and festivals. This is a busy and fast growing city. One may enjoy here many aspects of Bulgarian national culture, the traditions live on here. The town is famous for its nightlife, supported by a great number of pubs, called here krychmi (кръчми) or mehani (механи). Across the river from the city centre, there is the Varosha area, which is essentially the old town, and features the beautiful church Sveta Bogorodiza (built 1844), with a distinctly Bulgarian appearance.

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