Pirin National Park
Difficult of access, but singulary beautiful, the Pirin Mountains have always attracted man and yet remained an enigma. A protected area of 27,400 hectares is located in the northern and central mountain part.
About 60 alpine peaks, snow-capped for most of the year, rise above 2,500 m and eternal snow glitters at the bottom of the circuses. The clean mountain waters flow into more than 176 glacier lakes. The fame of the Pirin forests, covering more than half its area, is due to the black and white fir. Some 97 different small plant varieties glow here. Almost extinct animal species such as the wild goat, wild cat and capercaillie have also found shelter in Pirin.