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Sightseeing in Varna Region - what to see. Complete travel guide

Varna occupies a vast area in the north-eastern part of Bulgaria. The capital of the region is the town of the same name. Varna is very attractive for tourists; excellent activities are arranged here for travelers. The Black Sea coast has stunning beach resorts. You can also find a lot of areas with beautiful nature and amazing ancient cities away from the coastline.
Climate of Varna region is just perfect for beach holidays. Summer is always very sunny and it's warm until late autumn, so the beach season lasts as long as possible. The most popular … Open
Much of the outstanding historic sites are concentrated in Varna city. The region's largest archaeological museum can be found there. The main gem of its extensive collection is gold of Thracians, the oldest gold jewelry in the world. A part of the museum is devoted to the history of Bulgaria, as well as neighboring Balkan countries. Ancient attractions such as the ruins of the Roman thermae have survived in Varna.
In the immediate vicinity of the city there is a landmark of global importance, Aladzha Monastery . The orthodox monastery was founded on rocks; Christian hermits lived in small caves instead of cells. An ancient chapel adorned with unique frescoes of the 13th century has preserved at the monastery. The central square of Varna can boast the most important architectural landmark, fabulous Cathedral of the Assumption. Its construction has begun in 1880 and lasted for 30 years. Best masters of Macedonia have developed design of the interior of the cathedral.
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You could find everything among hundreds of Varnian accommodation places. There are luxury hotel complexes, original resort hotels and exclusive lodges with a number of interesting services. … Open
Fans of excursions shouldn't be limited by sights of Varna only, as there are many historical and cultural sites outside the city. The interesting museum of mosaics is located in Devnya. Its spacious halls house priceless archaeological finds. Some mosaic have preserved in full, while others are represented only partially.
Museo arqueológico de Varna Travelers visiting the ancient town of Euxinograd will be able to see the old residence of the royal family. The beautiful palace was built in the second half of the 19th century; its territory has a great winery. Today it produces excellent wine and cognac like many years ago. In the immediate vicinity of the town of Provadia there is Ovech old fortress that reminds guests of the region of late medieval times. Those interested in religious sites will find Dzhanavara area interesting. There you can see one of the earliest Christian basilicas, which appeared on the territory of Bulgaria.
Climate of Varna region is just perfect for beach holidays. Summer is always very sunny and it's warm until late autumn, so the beach season lasts as long as possible. The most popular … Open
The best way to learn about the history and life of the indigenous population is to visit the open air museum Phanagoria. It represents the ancient settlement, where atmosphere of ancient Bulgarian villages has been restored. Here you can see residential buildings designed in the style of past years and handicraft centers. Every day interesting cultural events are arranged for tourists. Fans of natural attractions care recommended to go to Kamchiya River; these places are considered among the most picturesque in the region. There are high mountains and dense forests with old trees and a wide range of scenic walking paths.
St. Nicolaus Church The region is famous for its gastronomic traditions. It is an amazing place to try many stunning fish dishes. National cuisine restaurants also offer different variations of fish with vegetables. Kavurma, stewed meat with vegetables, is a popular national dish. Vegetarian guests will be delighted with the choice of grilled vegetables. Fans of hearty meat food will like meshana skara meat plate. Pane kashkaval fried cheese is an interesting national dish that vacationers will also enjoy trying.
You could find everything among hundreds of Varnian accommodation places. There are luxury hotel complexes, original resort hotels and exclusive lodges with a number of interesting services. … Open
Local restaurants offer a fantastic selection of fish dishes all year round. Mullet is traditional there, so this delicious fish is cooked in a number of ways. It can be grilled, stewed or simply fried. Fans of fish dishes will also like local trout and flounder that are usually cooked in accordance with signature recipes. It is important to mention that local restaurants and taverns are not expensive, so getting acquainted with local cuisine won’t ruin any budget. Many dining venues offer fixed menus with several dishes included. Foreign guests should also not forget that servings are usually big in Varna restaurants, so many visitors prefer to order half plates. Local markets are another place where foodies go to try and buy various national delicacies, including meat and dairy products from nearby farms.
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Reference information
Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Varna Region
♥   Shopping area ' Knyaz Boris 1 Boulevard' Varna, 9.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Varna Region
♥   Nature Park 'Zlatni pyasatsi' , 17.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Shumensko plato' , 89.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Strandzha' , 128 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Varna Region and around
♥   Art museum 'Varna Archaeological Museum' Varna, 9.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Bulgaria: things to see

Veliko Tarnovo is a prominent Bulgarian city that is home to three magnificent sanctuaries – Holy Forty Martyrs Church, the Church of Saints Peter and Paul and the Church of St Demetrius of Thessaloniki. There is an interesting fact connected with these buildings. Their architect, Nikolai Finchev, was a self-learning master, but in his works he managed to overcome many famous architects of his time. The Marine Park, which is located in Burgos, is also worth visiting as besides entertainment there are beautiful monuments and sculptures in the city. … Open
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