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Several municipalities oppose plans for tungsten mining near Velingrad

The mayors of the municipalities of Velingrad, Sarnitsa and Rakitovo have strongly opposed the investment intention of a company from Plovdiv planning to mine tungsten in near Velingrad. At a joint press conference, the mayors pointed out that..

11.08.23 19:04 |
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L'Etape Bulgaria of Tour de France starts in Velingrad 

More than 800 cyclists from 22 countries will line up today in Velingrad for the start of L'Etape Bulgaria of the Tour de France. There are two routes: one is 102 km long and the other is 57 km long.  The tour starts from the city centre and..

29.07.23 13:02 |

Tungsten mining project sparks outrage among Velingrad residents

The municipality of Velingrad and NGOs in the town have spoken out against a new investment plan to extract tungsten from the Gruncharitsa deposit near the town. If the procedure is triggered, mass protests will be organized in Velingrad, a town famous..

20.07.23 18:16 |

Velingrad celebrates three anniversaries with a month-long festive program

Velingrad celebrates 75 years since it was declared a town and 15 years since it officially received the title of Spa Capital of the Balkans. The emblematic Velingrad Culture Holidays also mark half a century, the municipality said.  The festivities..

02.07.23 08:05 |

Velingrad enjoys great interest among tourists in the midst of unusually warm winter

Hoteliers in the region of Velingrad report the strongest winter season in four years, due to the lifting of anti-epidemic restrictions and the warm winter. Currently, the number of tourists in the town is equal to that before the..

14.01.23 09:10 |

Meeting Father Christmas in Lapland or staying at a village guest house – where do Bulgarians plan to travel for the holidays?

The cost of one New Year offer at an elite hotel in the spa resort of Velingrad is… 11,500 Leva (EUR 5,868). The package for such an exorbitant price caused quite a stir in the media, yet they say it is selling like hot cakes, along with some other..

21.12.22 11:25 |

Discussion on future of Bulgarian SPA tourism takes place in Velingrad

The chairman of the Committee on Tourism in the National Assembly, Ilin Dimitrov, has organized a working meeting with the representatives of the tourism sector in Velingrad, BTA reported. At the forum, representatives of the state and the..

29.03.22 07:45 |

190 athletes and coaches remain stranded by snow at Belmeken sports base

Bulgaria's Minister of Sports Radostin Vassilev has asked the Minister of Defense Stefan Yanevfor  military equipment with which to urgently send an additional electricity generator to the mountain sports base Belmeken. Since January 11, due to..

15.01.22 17:32 |

Easter holidays – a breath of fresh air for hoteliers in Sandanski and Velingrad

Bulgarian spa resorts of Sandanski and Velingrad are expected to be full on Easter (May 2) and St. George's Day (May 6). The owners of local hotels and restaurants follow the health regulations related to the coronavirus pandemic and the..

28.04.21 12:27 |
Thermal camping site Velingrad

Velingrad and Silistar winners of #BestBGcamp2020 ranking

The annual ranking of best camping sites in the country #BestBGcamp2020, organized by Camping.bg, took place for the 6 th consecutive year. The award for favoruite inland camping site went to the new thermal camping site Velingrad , and..

06.10.20 13:13 |
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