Coordinates: Coordinates: Country Bulgaria Province
Bansko Government - Mayor Kitan Galchev (GERB) Elevation 842 m (2,762 ft) Population (15.12.2010) - Total 2,749 Time zone EET (UTC+2) - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3) Postal Code 2777 Area code(s) 07447
Dobrinishte (Bulgarian: Добринище) is a small town and ski resort in the Blagoevgrad Province, Bansko Municipality, southwestern Bulgaria. As of 2006[update] it has 2973 inhabitants. 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 song, 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 the scenic Septemvri-Dobrinishte narrow gauge line from Septemvri (on the Sofia-Plovdiv line).
The village is a famous spa resort with 17 mineral springs with temperature of 30-43°C. The water is used to cure different diseases.
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