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I love this place. Extremely educational and beautiful. Great knowledge and insight into space with a truly interactive feel. Tour guides spoke English perfectly and accommodated to my needs. My favourite part was going to the top and walking around the deck to get an...More
During the day the observatory is open for visits to the big telescope. The visit last one hour, the tour is interesting and there is access to a terrace at 21 m which shows 360 panorama of the Rodopi mountain. For observations in the night...More
If you spend a few days in Rhodopi mountains, this quiet and far-from-the-civilization place can be one of your destinations. Visiting the Bulgarian National Astronomical Observatory you will support all astronomers, devoted to the science of stars.
I read comments that the night visit is boring for people well informed about the sky but I didn't find that. Our guide, Stefan, was very entertaining and informative and even though I know most of the stuff he said, I enjoyed looking at Saturn...More
We (young adults) took an evening Star/Sky Viewing Tour for 10 Lv. We were dissapointed after the tour, because the guide was very demotivated and the tour was suited for children and people, who had absolutely no idea about the sky. So I can only...More
This place is incredible. It has been long time abandoned by government funding and the local staff seem to be doing the impossible to keep it open and running.
But wait untill you get there. Set in incredibly beautiful surrounding this place offers incredible oportunity...More
Due to own restrictions. could visit only during the day. Was shown the 2m telescope by a well-informed member of staff, who is currently in the process of a PhD. And, as Websites comment, the surrounding area is spectacular. There is a large hotel Onsite,...More