Some of the famous landmarks near by Borovets:
The Rila Monastery
Set-up in the 10th century by Saint Ivan Rilski, the Rila Monastery is the biggest and among the oldest monasteries in Bulgaria. As a result of its unique architecture and location, the monastery is on UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List and is also among the most visited tourist attractions in Southeast Europe.
Among the historical landmarks in Borovets is the summer royal residence Tsarska Bistritsa. Built between 1898 and 196 it served as a hunting lodge under Tsar Ferdinand I (Saxe Cobourg Gotha) and his son Tsar Boris III. Today, the residence belongs to the royal family and they spend a significant part of the year there.
Tzari Mali Grad
This is an archaeological, cultural and historical complex, situated in Belchin village just 15 minutes from Borovets. Tzari Mali Grad is built on Sveti Spas hill- witness of the ancient history of the region. The legend says that the hill was within a large settlement named Tsari Mali Grad - the little King's city. Some enthusiasts go even further and interpret the name as the Little Tsarigrad - Constantinople.
The Seven Rila Lakes
This is one of the most remarkable natural phenomena not only in Bulgaria but also in the Balkan Peninsula. The lakes have glacial origins and are situated between 2100 m and 2500 m of elevation in the Rila Mountain.
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