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Dospat is a picturesque town nestled in one of the most attractive places in the Western Rhodopes. It is situated about 80 km from Smolyan and 190 km from Sofia. The town is best known for the fact that the second largest dam in Bulgaria is next to it - the Dospat Dam. This is the most highly situated dam in the country, located at 1200 m above sea level. Having centuries-old pine forests, high altitude and mild climate, the area around Dospat is unique and appealing to fans of rural and mountain tourism, as well as for anyone who wants to get away from the everyday stress and indulge in complete relaxation having a close contact with the unspoiled and charming scenery of the Rhodope Mountains. Considering the wonderful natural wealth, the territory of Dospat has been inhabited since ancient times by the Thracian tribes of Satrae. This is evidenced by the Thracian mounds near the town that are preserved until this day. It is believed that an ancient road to Plovdiv and Smolyan passed through here. Interesting historical monuments are the Barutinskiya Acropolis, Vimskite Bridges, Dikchan Peak, etc. But undoubtedly the Dospat Dam is the most impressive in the region with its extremely beautiful nature, surrounded by forest of pine and spruce. There are houses and hotels on the banks and a rising scent of resin. A lot of opportunities for recreation and tourism are provided to lovers of romantic places. The dam is a suitable basis for sport fishing because it is rich in fish. Here are bred carp, perch, bleak, chub, rudd and trout. The banks provide the possibility of camping in tents and bungalows. The area of Dospat is suitable for hiking, horseback riding, cycling, biathlon, water sports, picking wild herbs and berries, and so on. Hunting is well developed, too. In Dospat itself there are numerous parks, gardens and recreation for the whole family. The town is famous for its good culinary masters specializing in Rhodope cuisine. The craftsmen of fountains are well known, too. This is Dospat traditional craft that is celebrated every autumn at the town fair. And from centuries on the craftsmen have put their unique skill into 180 fountains. Dospat hotels are diverse in terms of location, service and comforts. Those seeking romance or convenience (if keen fishermen) would certainly prefer a hotel near the Dospat Dam, revealing beautiful views. In general, there are no large complexes in the town which has preserved its charm and authentic look. The family hotels in Dospat are the most common, as well as the guest houses and holiday villas that are preferred by large families and friends looking for coziness and comfort combined with complete privacy.
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