Top things to do in Blagoevgrad

Top Choice Cafe in Blagoevgrad


Blagoevgrad's friendliest cafe has a band of cheerful staff that stirs up soups, fresh salads and tasty sandwiches alongside an Italian-leaning menu of iced and classic coffees (from 1.50 lv). The family-run spot, p…
Top Choice Bulgarian in Blagoevgrad

Kristo Restaurant

The Kristo Hotel’s superb restaurant presents a dilemma: the terrace overlooks lovely Vavedenie Presvetiya Bogoroditsi church, but its interior is a cosy yet classy blend of brass lamps, crimson rugs and other tradi…
Club in Blagoevgrad


Whether it's deep house, chalga (Bulgarian folk-pop) or live bands, things get raucous at this student-heavy nightclub (formerly known as Xtreme). Iron your shirt to get in, but prepare to get it hopelessly wrinkled…
Bar in Blagoevgrad


Cheeky themed events – from retro '90s to shameless booze promotions – lure students and 20-somethings to this popular brick-walled bar, just off the main square. Expect a mix of house, R&B, high-energy pop, and…
Church in Blagoevgrad

Church of Vavedenie Presvetiya Bogoroditsi

In a small, serene garden, this church (1844) has a richly frescoed portico and a unique black-and-white chequered facade. Look for the extraordinary painting of the circle of life, including continents and astrolog…
Bulgarian in Blagoevgrad

Starata Kashta

In fine weather, sit in the shady courtyard; if it's chilly, dine beneath medieval chandeliers inside. Either way, come with a hunger for plates heaving with tomatoes and sirene cheese, generous grilled meats, and l…
Pizza in Blagoevgrad

Pizza Napoli

This swish Italian joint has a people-watching location by the main square. Its pizzas are the best choice on the menu, but Napoli also serves a range of ravioli, cannelloni and roasted meat dishes.
Theatre in Blagoevgrad

Vaptsarov Theatre

Musical theatre and contemporary drama grace the stage of this theatre named for Bulgaria's beloved revolutionary poet. Closed during August.
Bar in Blagoevgrad

Piano Bar

This stylish after-hours club features karaoke, occasional live rock or jazz bands, and a bubbly crowd of 20-somethings.
Opera in Blagoevgrad

Vaptsarov Chamber Opera

Concert hall for opera performances. Closed during August.