Muratovo lake – the “heart” of Pirin

Among the majestic slopes of Pirin, where nature has created its unique masterpieces, there is a small but extremely beautiful treasure – Lake Muratovo. It is not just a lake, but a symbol of the purity and tranquility that Pirin offers to its visitors. Want to know more about this unique place – read the article and quickly make your travel plan to visit it.

Where is Muratovo lake?

In the heart of the Pirin National Park, there, between the village of Hvojnati and Muratov peak, at 2230 meters above sea level, is one of the most beautiful and preserved places in Bulgaria – the Muratovo glacial lake. It is part of the group of Banderishke glacial lakes, which are 16 in total. Seen from above, it has the shape of a heart, which is an incredible imprint of nature, because there is nothing else like it in Bulgaria. The lake itself is not deep – only 3 meters, but it has crystal clear water. The road to it is an adventure in itself, offering exciting sights and experiences.

Nature and surroundings

If you have decided to visit Muratovo Lake, you must take the time to explore the surrounding nature, because it is extremely rich – from mountain peaks crossed by clean rivers to rich plant and animal life. A number of rare species can be seen in the area, including trout and bream, which is one of the symbols of Pirin. Note that hunting is strictly prohibited.

Муратово езеро в Пирин

How to get to the lake?

Don’t worry if you are not an experienced mountaineer. The lake is easily accessible and even suitable for walks by families with small children. You can get to it in several ways:

  1. Route from Bansko: the most popular route starts from Bansko. From there you can take advantage of various hiking trails that lead to the lake. Be sure to visit the natural attractions around the city of Bansko itself, such as the dancing bear park in Belitsa, the Svatbata rock formation, Baikusheva mura, etc.
  2. Crossing the mountain: the crossing to Muratovo Lake is moderately difficult and takes about 2-3 hours. You can get by car to h. It’s a whirlwind and you can walk up from there. The trail is well marked and offers exciting views of the surrounding peaks and landmarks. It is a good idea to check in advance if there are no restrictions and if you have to stop at Banderishka Polyana and walk from there.

Спокойствие и красота около Муратово езеро

Muratovo Lake is an ideal place for anyone looking for peace and beauty in nature. Whether you are an avid hiker or just want to enjoy a day amidst the beauty of Pirin, this area offers something for everyone. Ruskovets Resort, located not far from the lake, will offer you comfortable accommodation and excellent conditions for relaxation after the long trek. Muratovo lake is not just one of many located in Pirin. It is a symbol of purity and unspoilt nature, which makes every trip to it an unforgettable experience. Enjoy!

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Vanya Grancharova

I actively participate in the cultural life of the tourist destination Bansko and I’m a member of the patriotic association "Dedo Lazko". I combine my commitments to the tourism business with teaching at the high school in Bansko. I am part of the author's team for the adaptation of „Slavic Bulgarian History“ for students. My favorite projects that I develop with passion and enthusiasm are: "Art Idea Bg" company for design, the internet portal for culinary tourism and the "Taste of Bansko" project as entirely my author's spaces.