Bansko - Bulgaria's “Little Switzerland”

четвъртък, 12 март 2009 г.

Short History of Bansko


History of Bansko

9th and 10th century - Bansko is established when several hamlets merged together. 16th century - Bansko is first mentioned with the name Baniska in the Ottoman registers of sheep breeders. It is also a craft center for carpentry and leatherworking, with workshops, using the power of the river.

It served as an important stop on the caravan trade-routes from the coasts of the Aegean Sea and Central Europe. During the Ottoman Rule, the town was among the richest in the Bulgarian lands and local entrepreneurs opened successful trading offices in Budapest, Wien, Leipzig, Marseille and London.

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