Devin Travel Guide

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Devin Things to Do

  • Relax!

    There isn't an awful lot to do in Devin except for enjoying the mineral baths and the spa treatments.A small museum showing the works of local artists is located in the centre, but I didn't visit it.If you're into hiking there are small trails into the mountains.

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  • St. Ivan Rilski Church

    St. Ivan Rilski Church is considered to be one of the places of interest in Devin. I have not been inside of the church, nor I spoke with somebody from the church, so I can not say much about it. The church is relatively new. It was built in 1937. I suspect that it probably means that there are no fine murals and worth-seeing icons.

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  • The town's museum

    What you see on the picture is Devin's history museum. It is easy to find, right in the center, opposite the house of culture. There are signs around the town directing you to the museum.I tried to visit it but while I was there it was closed. I am not sure if it was closed because of the working hours or because the building is still being...

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Devin Restaurants

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    by hekate Written Jan 6, 2006

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    As a whole not a bad place to go but it certainly not among the list of restaurant that I would warmly recommend. The food is OK and the service is a bit slow. Otherwise, the atmosphere is nice... there is an oriental flavour there for sure. You can see it in the interior design and, for sure, in the dishes served there.

    Another thing adding to this specific atmosphere is the singers who are singing Turkish songs. They are not that bad. The funny thing is that the guy on the picture is not the singer but the cook, he sings better than the ones claiming to be professionals. The drawback of him singing is that if you try to order, you are told by the waiter that your order will be done immediately after the cook finishes singing :)))

    If you feel like it and you have the company for that, you can stand up and dance Bulgarian national dance, called horo.

    Favorite Dish: Well, nothing specific I would recommend...

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Devin Nightlife

  • by sexation Written Jun 26, 2006

    The best club in the town is night club Royal.There are many parties with the best D.J.Slavy.If you like the house music(especialy),black and all coersial things this is your place.The percional is high culitificate and have the best price for the town.It is under the cafe Royal a fron of the poste.

    Dress Code: In the club doesn't coming in people with ekips.

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Devin Transportation

  • To Devin by bus

    I arrived in Devin by bus from Plovdiv. The journey takes about 2,5 hrs and the ticket costs 7 BGN. Another option is a to take a direct bus from Sofia (supposedly there's one per day) or to take a bus from Smolyan. Be aware that there isn't hardly any connection on Saturdays.

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  • Public transport to Devin

    The only public transport available for getting to Devin is the bus transport. If you can choose between taking the bus and going there by car I would strongly advise you to choose the car. As you can see from the picture most of the busses going that direction are old and sometimes during winter season it could be quite cold inside.There are...

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Devin Local Customs

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    by hekate Written Jan 4, 2006

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    I should say that along with the dog hanging out in front of the door of the closed shop and the building that shelters at the same time the public administration of the town, a coffee shop, night club and a gambling spot that was another strange sight that attracted my attention.

    While I was walking along the pedestrian street in the center of Devin I saw what you see on the picture. It is something like a small casino that has a couple of slot machines. What struck me was the awful combination of one pharo sitting next to a pile of beer and coke boxes under a PEPSI neon sign and another one right next to a hot dog add...

    Another odd tendency in Devin seems to be that shops are mostly located in building which are on the verge of starting to fall apart as you can see from the other two pictures.

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Devin Warnings and Dangers

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    by hekate Written Jan 6, 2006

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    If you are going there with a car to Devin you will most probably take the road along Vacha and Krichim Dams. The road is very scenic but you should bear in mind that it is full of curves and quite narrow. So try not to speed too much in order to avoid accidents.

    Another reason to take it a bit more slowly is if some of the people in the car is having motion sickness. These curves on the road make even people who had never had s problem like this to complain if the driver tries to go with more than 70-80 km/h.

    The last reason is that during the last years the road is being under construction... and if it was raining or snowing a lot lately there is a risk of landslides.

    What you see on the picture is either a result of a landslide or construction works, I could not understand which of the two but it kept us waiting there for more than 30 min. Be prepared to show patience as well when driving this road :)

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Devin Off The Beaten Path

  • Walking around Devin

    As I said before Devin is not some kind of fancy SPA resort. The have many mineral water springs but the region is underdeveloped economically, so the local administration and entrepreneurs do not have enough money to invest in order to develop the place as a typical SPA resort.This is not good of course, but in a way it helps Devin to preserve its...

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  • The elephant

    The elephant is a rock formation near Nastan village. Here is what you will find if you look up the Bulgarian tourist pages: It is located some 4 km. from Devin, in the direction of the village of Nastan. Master-nature has sculptured from the hard rock a shape with the striking resemblance of an elephant.The steep rock slope, coming down from from...

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  • Shops in Devin

    The sign on the wall says SHOP. For me this place looked a bit too extravagant for a shop but the client waiting for the shop to be opened was even a stranger sight :))I guess the dog badly needed some shopping therapy but it was simply his best day ;)Being serious, this is the real face of the small Bulgarian town. If you check the tourist info...

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  • Map of Devin

    I found this map while I was walking around the center of Devin. As you can see from the map the town is not that big and it quite easy to find your way around. Besides being small Devin is also quiet. After all it is mostly known as a balneology resort and it a kind of family oriented, so if you expect to find a vibrant nightlife there or endless...

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  • Signs in English

    It keeps surprising me that small towns have signs helping out the tourist to find their way to the local tourist attraction but one can still not find such signs in Sofia - the biggest city and also the capital of Bulgaria... I guess the explanation is that it is much cheaper to facilitate with such signs a small town than a big citySo, when I saw...

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  • Devin Mineral Water

    Well, I guess this is what Devin is mostly known for among Bulgarian people - its mineral waters. Devin mineral water is specified as slightly mineralized, suitable for daily and widespread consumption, as well as for people who has an active life style. Mineral water is distinguished for its high natural and balanced mineral content.There is a...

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