The town of Bansko is located at the foot of north-eastern Pirin, in proximity to the Mesta river, under the highest and most beautiful karst of the mountain. Bansko is not only one of the snoweist places in the country but also has rich architectural and historical heritage. The town is well-known as a centre for mountain and ski sports with modern ski facilities and a newlybuilt cabin ski lift. The visitors of Bansko will immerse into the preserved authenticity of Bulgarian folklore and the unique artistic and cultural values that are typical for the region. They will relax in the pleasent and cozy environment of the hotel complexes, taste the traditional Bulgarian specialities and matured red wines. Bansko waas the home town of many prominent Bulgarian national leaders, poets, artists, iconpainters and revolutionaries: Nikola Vaptsarov, Neophit Rilski, Paisiy Hilendarski, Nikola Furnadzhiev etc.
The old houses, which are a paragon of fine art: Sharkovata, Beninata, Todorovata etc., are interesting tourist sites. Other places of historical valu are the medieval church "Assumption of the Virgin Mary" with its ramarkable fretwork iconostasis and the bell tower with the town clock.
Other frequented places are "Pirin" national park - rich in glacial lakes, waterfalls, caves, venerable trees and historical places: the preserved natual sites Banderishki skok, Demyanishki skok, Iulski skok, the rock formation Svatbata, the Banderitsa cave, the seven venerable trees, one of which is the Baikusheva withe fir and the Melnik architectural reserve.
The visitors of this mountaious town become forever enchanted by the spirit of Bansko and they get the feeling they want to go back to the recesses of Pirin mountain time and again.