Rila Lakes hut in winter
View towards Lopushki peak in NovemberIcy Lake below the Musala peakRila Lakes hut in winter


The patriarch of modern Bulgarian literature Ivan Vazov wrote a whole collection of poems called In the folds of Rila to honour his love and awe of the highest mountain on the Balkans. As he claims in the poem about the Rila monastery, “Now I’m at home”.