Pirin Macedonia

Pirin Macedonia is a cultural region in Bulgaria.


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Named after the mountain Pirin the area includes the mountain itself, as well as the valleys of the rivers Mesta (on the east of Pirin) and Struma (on the west of Pirin), and some lower mountains in the westernmost parts of the region, out of which Belasitsa (at the border with Macedonia and Greece) is the highest. The Pirin National Park and the popular ski resort Bansko are part of the attractions of the region. The town of Blagoevgrad is the largest town in the area. It is known as a student town because two of the largest universities are in it. Pirin Macedonia is also a popular wine region.


Rila Monastery
The monastery has a spectacular architecture which is well combined with the picturesque nature of the Rila Mountain. Inside the complex, the main church stands in the center of the inner ring. The entire church is decorated with amazing wood-carving, and it's famous for the gold-plated iconostasis. Outside the Rila Monastery, you can find a variety of little pubs and restaurants, where one can experience the fine Bulgarian cuisine. There are a lot of gift shops for the tourists with reasonable prices.

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