Bulgaria’s biggest planetarium, about 200m west of Hotel Smolyan, offers a spectacular show (35 to 40 minutes) with commentary in...
Smolyan Art Gallery
The gallery boasts some 1800 paintings, sketches and sculptures by local, national and foreign artists.
Uhlovitsa Cave, about 3km northeast of Mogilitsa, boasts numerous waterfalls (most spectacular in winter) and some bizarre formations,...
Sleepy Smolyan’s best entertainment spot, the Venus is popular at night, and serves good food. There’s a wi-fi hot spot, too.
This nice restaurant, wedged between hotels in the centre, is excellent for traditional Rodopean fare.
Lonely Planet review
Also known as the Pamporovata Kâshta, this place offers a short menu of grills and salads. The attractive National Revival–style house (built in 1840) has a few rough-hewn outdoor tables and benches. It’s up the steps from bul Bulgaria.