DIRECTORATE OF RILA MONASTERY NATURE PARK
Town of Rila,
Benkovski Street 2
2630 post code
Contact: Nikola Hristov – Direktor
The main Visitor centre of Rila Monastery Nature Park is situated on the road from Rila to Rila Monastery (about 16 km from Rila and 6 km to the Monastery).
Here you can see an exhibition, learn more about the park biodiversity, as well as receive comprehensive information about hiking trails.
Manager of the Visitor centre is Mr. Vasil Yanev.
Opening hours: 9.00 – 16.00 hrs
Phone: +359 878862846
There is a small tourist office in the town of Rila.
How to get there
There is a public bus transport:
- from Sofia to Rila, then from Rila to Rila Monastery
- from Blagoevgrad to Rila, then from Rila to Rila Monastery
- from Doupnitsa to Rila and Rila Monastery.
Distance from the major tourist centres
Sofia – Rila Monastery – 128 km
Blagoevgrad – Rila Monastery – 40 km