The maritime capital of Bulgaria

Varna is handsomely laid out along the contours of the bay of the same name. This cosmopolitan city with its leafy promenades is perfect for strolling amidst baroque, turn of the 20th century, and contemporary architecture. In 1972 buried treasure was found near the port, the oldest hoard of processed gold ever discovered – 3,010 objects from 280 tombs of an ancient necropolis. Bulgaria prides itself on a documented millennia-old legacy of viniculture - the wines of ancient Thrace were praised by Homer in both The Iliad and The Odyssey. You will no doubt want to taste and savor some yourself. 

Sea Garden

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Sea Garden

Sea Garden

One of the most popular sites in Varna, the Sea Garden has been delighting visitors since the late 1800s. Nestled on the shore of the Black Sea, attractions include the Dolphin Centre, Nicolas Copernicus Observatory and Planetarium, the Varna Zoo, Museum of Natural History, and the National Maritime Museum.

Cathedral Of The Assumption

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Cathedral Of The Assumption

Cathedral Of The Assumption

Standing at what is now the center of Varna, the cathedral was built in the late 1800s. It was constructed to honor both the late and beloved Russian Empress Maria Alexandrovna and to commemorate the soldiers who fought for Bulgarian liberation from Turkey.

Varna Archaeological Museum

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Varna Archaeological Museum

Varna Archaeological Museum

Artifacts on hand at this museum date back as far as the Copper Age (3,000 BC). Over 10,000 items are on display out of the 100,000 pieces the museum has collected, including some of the finest crafted gold in Europe.

Varna, Bulgaria At a glance

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Current Time:
7:50:19 am2018/11/20 07:50:19 am
Tuesday, November 20
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Bulgarian Lev
Exchange Rates:
  • 0.45
  • 0.59
  • 0.77
  • 0.78
  • 0.51
  • 38.43
  • 1.95
  • 11.39
Local Details:
GPS: 43°12'16.8"N 27°54'37.95"E
Size: 154.24 KM2 (59.55 MI2)
Population: 335,819
Density: 2,177 Pop/KM2 (841 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +359

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