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Culture of Varna. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

In Varna travelers will find a wide choice of unique historical monuments. A large part of the city’s attractions has been there since ancient times. The Roman baths, which are located in the southeast part of the city, are a striking example. This is the most massive ancient construction in the country. The total area of the baths is about 7 square kilometers. Among the fragments of the large-scale construction, which have survived till our days, are ancient columns, arches and stairway facilities, skilled mosaics and massive stone blocks. It should be noted that the purpose and function of certain premises are still unknown to scientists.
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You will also find several wonderful sights near Independence Square. Here is located the surviving part of the fortress wall that surrounded the city yet during the reign of the Roman Empire. Round Tower and magnificent Opera House are located just nearby. The tower was built in the beginning of Middle Ages and was an important part of the city’s fortifications. A person, who was on duty in the tower, was the first one to warn citizens of the city about the approach of a danger. Round Tower has survived till our days in its original form.
Bridge of Wishes is a very symbolic and interesting attraction. This place is particularly popular among couples. When you walk on the bridge, you should think of the most cherished wish and it will certainly come true. Cathedral of the Holy Assumption of the Virgin is a wonderful religious monument. The construction of the cathedral started in 1880 and lasted six years. Quite a notable fact – the cathedral was built by prisoners from the local prison. Every year thousands of pilgrims visit the church and worship priceless religious artifacts that are stored there. St. Anastasia Church, which was built in the 19th century, is a religious building of later period. The church differs by its unique architecture and luxurious decoration of inner halls. In the halls of the church you will see beautiful frescoes, icons and mosaics, but the altar installed here is a real artwork. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Varna Archaeological Museum is definitely among cultural institutions of the city which are worth visiting. The exhibition of the museum occupies 32 halls. Here you will be able to see priceless artifacts of ancient times, as well as findings from the Middle Ages and Renaissance period. A collection of ancient jewelry is considered the most valuable artifact of the museum. The collection was found during excavations on the outskirts of the city. Beautiful jewelry and utensils made of gold strike visitors with their beauty.
Varna Liberation Monument In the vicinity of Varna you can find a very nice place, which happens to be an authentic village (Antique Village). It offers a great opportunity to people, to get acquainted with the life of the locals in antiquity. Here you can shoot a bow, ride a horse, ride a chariot and of course, watch how the locals lived in the ancient times. Also, there is a museum on the territory, where sculptures, works of art, and interactive exhibits are showcased. In addition to the ancient village, there is also a Stone Age village here (Neolithic settlement). This kind of recreation particularly attracts the youngest visitors – they like to be here very much.
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Bulgaria is famous for its “mysticism”, and many legends are connected with Varna as one of the largest city. One of them is associated with a place called Pobiti Kamani (Stone Forest). It is believed that the place has a very strong energy, and mystic lovers took a fancy of it – it is believed that if a person touches the stone, their dreams will surely come true, and as a result, hundreds of tourists visit the site, to participate in the ritual – and then, their dreams hopefully, will come true. The place is a complex of stone columns with a height of 5-7 meters, which arose for unknown reasons. It is believed that the reason for this was the accumulation of corals and algae, but after the sea dried up, the stones remained.
Varna Among the religious monuments in Varna, there are also some interesting sights. For example, the Aladja monastery “Holy Trinity” attracts with its unique atmosphere. Here you can smell the light breeze of history that will cover the whole body. There is a beautiful park in front of the monastery, which further contributes to the attainment of peace. The religious monument is located on several levels. Strong energy also emanates from the place – at least, it is being considered so. Nature generously endowed Varna with beauty, which is confirmed by a place called Wonderful Rock. The thing is that here the rocks have a completely unusual shape. Besides, incredibly amazing views open up on the river and the surrounding area of ​​the city from this place.
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A remarkable sculpture can be seen in “Primorski Park”. It is about the “Pantheon” composition. The monument which was built in the year 1595, by the architects Lyubomir Dapchev and Peter Kutsarov, is dedicated to those who fell in world wars. Here, in the park, you can also find monuments to famous people – Yuri Gagarin, for example, as well as memorial monuments in honor of those killed during the Second World War. In addition to the sculptural compositions, you can find a playground, restaurants, an oceanarium, museums, a zoo, an art gallery, and shops – as you can see, you can spend the whole day in the park and never get tired. The place is so universal.
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