Smolyan – an amazing city, combining in itself the spirit of old traditions of Rhodope people and the life of administrative center of the region. This city is the heart of the mountain, situated 250km. south-east from Sofia, 100km. away from Plovdiv and only 11km. away from Pamporovo winter resort. Here the winter is long with much snow, but at the same time soft and very beautiful. The summer is cool, with many shiny days.
The city of Smolyan is established in 1960 and today it is a modern and attractive destination for business and recreation. There are many architectural landmarks here – houses, churches - dating from 18-19 Century and showing the way of life of native Rhodopian people. As well as some very interesting modern and unique for Bulgaria buildings.
All guests of Smolyan are warmly welcomed to enjoy the beautiful nature and historical landmarks. And everyone can experience the famous Rhodope hospitality. In our city a man is feeling great and small, strong and week, happy and thoughtful. And the emotions you sense can make you feel the pulse of the mountain.