Palace “Tsarska bistritsa” is located only 2,5 km. north of Borovets. It was a hunting lodge for Tsar Ferdinand I and his son tsar Boris III. In 1898 the building process of the palace began and was finished in 1914, when it consisted of few palace buildings and a park, through which Bistritsa river passed along. Nowadays only the park is open for visitors.
In the 60’s and 70’s of XX century the resort became ski-oriented with the construction of first Alpine-style hotels and installations for skiing and other winter sports. Through the years it became the most important winter resort in Bulgaria. In 1981 and 1984 it hosted the Alpine Skiing World Cup and in 1993 - Biathlon World Championship.
Located 70 km. away from Sofia, it is a preferred destination for skiing by the capital residents. The road from Sofia to Borovets is very beautiful, passing through the magnificent Iskar defile. The close distance to Sofia makes it suitable for one day excursions, but the plenty of hotels, restaurants, bars and ski slopes can make you stay longer.