Dobrinishte is a small town and ski resort in the Blagoevgrad province, Bansko Municipality, southwestern Bulgaria. It is located 6 km east of Bansko, a famous winter resort. It has an altitude of 850 m and is surrounded by the Rila, Pirin and Rhodope mountains. Dobrinishte offers good conditions for both winter and summer tourism: beautiful nature, hospitable population, ski runs, mineral waters and opportunities for rural and ecotourism.
According to legends and songs, between 6th and 15th century Dobrinishte was a Bulgarian stronghold which halted the Byzantines from invading the country from the valley of the Mesta river.
Dobrinishte is also a terminal station of theScenic Septemvri-Dobrinishte narrow gauge line from Septemvri town (on the Sofia-Plovdiv line).
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