Rila Tourism

Rila (Bulgarian: Рила, pronounced [ˈrilə]) is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. It is the administrative centre of Rila municipality, which lies in the southeastern part of Kyustendil Province. The town lies in a mountainous region at the foot of the southwestern Rila Mountains, 20 km (12 mi) from the Rila Monastery, 34 km (21 mi) from Dupnitsa and 65 km (40 mi) from Kyustendil. In antiquity, the area was inhabited by the Greeks and Romans; it was known as Sportela and then as Roligera. In the 14th century, the village was a feudatory possession of the Rila Monastery and may have been mentioned in Tsar Ivan Shishman of Bulgaria's Rila Charter as Driska. Later on, it was mentioned as İrlie in Ottoman tax registers of 1576.


Is Rila in Bulgaria on your travel bucket list? This online travel guide is all you need to have before planning your trip. The nearest major city to Rila is Plovdiv. Plovdiv is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski, Boyana Church, Vitosha Boulevard. Also, to reach Rila, you'll have to take a flight to Plovdiv; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A vacation to Rila can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Rila Trip Planner

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