Bansko

Bansko is a town (9 134 inhabitants) in southwestern Bulgaria, located at the foot of the Pirin Mountains at an elevation of 927 m above sea level. The town is situated 160 km. southern from the capital Sofia. Bansko is the entry of the most beautiful mountain in Bulgaria - Pirin and one of the biggest winter resorts in the country.  The temple complex “Holy Trinity” is undoubtedly one of the most sigfnificant historical and cultural landmarks of Bansko. As architecture, the church is a three-naved pseudobasilica and is one of the biggest in the country. The church was built in 1835 by local masons with the financial support of a wealthy merchant. The iconostasis and the frescoes on the columns and the ceiling are done by the Velian Ognev, while the icons were created by two famous artists of the Bansko icon school – Dimitar and Simeon Molerovi. The church is a tremendous example of synthesis between architectural spaces, woodcarving, frescoes and icons The birthplace of Neofit Rilski (1793–1881), founder of modern Bulgarian secular education and very first encyclopaedist of the country, is right next to the Holy Trinity church. The building is also knows as “Benina house” and was built in the 18-th century. House-museum “Nikola Vaptsarov”, this is one of the first museums in the Pirin mountain region. It's located right on the central city square. Velianova house was opened to the public in 1977 and was announced a cultural monument of national importance. Bansko is very famous resort because of its perfect conditions for winter sports, ski racing, including the World Cup Alpine Skiing.

 

Lifts:

Type/ Name of the lift

Length

(м)
Сovered tracks
Lower Station(м)
Higher Station(м)

Capacity

        (pax/per hour)
Gondola lift
6315
1, 2
900
1590
2400
6-seat chair lift – Stara Pista
800
6, 7, 8, 9
1590
1906
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4-seat chair lift – Shiligarnika -1
2606
5, 10, 12
1700
2281
2000
4-seat chair lift – Plato-Todorka
1500
2, 3, 4
2180
2400
2000
4-seat chair lift - Bunderitsa
1750
4, 6, 9
1590
2139
2000
4-seat chair lift - Bunderitsa
972
2, 3, 4, 11
2139
2548
2000
4-seat chair lift – Shiligarnika -2
2050
5, 10, 12
1700
2180
2000
4-seat chair lift – Chalin Valog
1400
15, 16
1140
1490
2000
3-seat chair lift  - Todorka
2336
2, 3, 6
1700
2400
800
Tow lift, anchor type – Plato-Todorka
1210
11
2090
2400
900
Tow lift, anchor type – Stara Pista
900
7, 8
1650
1850
900
Tow lift, anchor type – Shiligarnika–Stara Pista
600
7, 8
1700
1850
900
Tow lift, single - Bunderitsa
410
1
1509
1559
900
Tow lift, single – Chalin Valog