For tourists

The attractive combination of unbelievable natural beauty and venerable culturally significant sites makes the Nature Park Rila Monastery an ideal place to visit.

            The Rila Monastery complex is an important point of interest from which the following tourist trails embark:

            -Rila Monastery – Kipilova Polyana – Soohoto Ezero – Kobilno Branishte

            -Rila Monastery - Kipilova Polyana – Ribni Ezera – Smradleevoto ezero

            -Rila Monastery – Maluovitsa

            -Rila Monastery – Seven Rila Lakes

            -Rila Monastery – Radovichka Reka – Heedja Macedonia

 … and many others.  Besides these listed routes, the international tourist route E4 (Pirin-Alps-Rila-Olympus) twists through the territory of the park.

            Tourists visiting the Nature Park Rila Monastery may lodge and dine at a number of hotels, heedjas (mountain huts), vacation bases and restaurants, all within a short distance from the park.

            These hotels are close to the park:

            “Tsarev Vruck” – telephone – 07054-2280

            “Rilets” – telephone – 07054-2106

            Immediately next to the monastery’s grounds are the following vacation bases: