Mt. Rila, Musala Summit
Musala (2925 m) is the highest peak of the South-East Europe and Balkan Peninsula. It is located in the Eastern (Musala) part of the RILA mountains that has a landscape reminiscent of the Alps. Musala is the highest peak of Rila massif and of whole Bulgaria.
The name derives from "Mus Allah" ("the mountain of Allah"), being so named during the period when Bulgaria was part of the Islamic Ottoman Empire.
The first written document about the climbing of the peak chronicles the ascent of Filip II, the father of Alexander the Great.
Summit view from Musala summit is very impressive. If the weather is good, you can see all the highest peaks of large massif of Rila, of Pirin massif and even Mt Rodopi in Greece.
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