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Sightseeing in Varna - what to see. Complete travel guide

Varna is the largest center of theatrical and architectural art of the country. This is also one of the most popular Bulgarian resorts, which is traditionally liked by travellers from all over the world.
The most famous and prestigious hotel in Varna is Grand Hotel London. This is the place where the atmosphere of the early 20th century reigns, everywhere you can see priceless antique … Open
The center is of the city is marked with the Square of Independence. This is a huge pedestrian zone. There is no transport here and so nothing breaks the calm and measured atmosphere of this place. On the square are located 2 large cultural centers – the Varna Dramatic Theatre and the Opera Theatre. Between them is located a small market that will be surely interesting for guests of this wonderful city. Here you can find different types of goods, hand-made jewelry, wonderful pictures, souvenirs and wooden stuff.
The neighboring square is named after Cyril and Methodius. Dormition Cathedral is also located here. The building of the cathedral finished in the end of the 19th century. Each Sunday here take place liturgies in which participates the most famous male choir in Bulgaria. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Some hotels in Varna are distinguished by a special historical charm, and Plaza Palace Hotel is among them. Its cozy rooms in light shades are decorated with very beautiful designer … Open
The ruins of Roman baths are, without a doubt, a great historical place of interest. If you seek solitude, you can enjoy beautiful nature in Seaside Park. This park is 80 hectares big, and on its territory you will find the Culture and Sport Palace, the Planetarium, and the zoo that organizes dolphin performances.
Each day tourists are invited to attend excursions to Varna Lake, which shores still keep the ruins of the ancient basilica. Architectural excavations don’t stop in this region and you can see the unique artifacts found here if you visit the Archeological Museum of Varna that exhibits collection of gold and silver goods, sculptures and gravestones.
Guests of Varna have three excellent shopping centers, of which Mall Varna is ideal for a family visit. It has dozens of men's and women's clothing stores, specialized shops with goods for … Open
The resort works all year long. Nowadays here have appeared modern balneological centers that attract even more tourists to this wonderful city.

In Varna there is a very interesting aquarium, which opened its doors in 1912. Today it occupies a beautiful historical building, whose facade in the warm season is almost completely covered with ivy. This aquarium contains typical inhabitants of the Black sea, and also lakes and rivers located on the territory of Bulgaria. The tour promises to be incredibly interesting and informative not only for children but also for adults.
In the immediate vicinity of Varna is an interesting natural attraction, the Stone forest. As you can guess by the title, the main feature of this area is the diversity of stone columns. Looking at this amazing stone landscape, it is difficult to imagine that it was formed solely by the actions of natural forces. It is noteworthy that the researchers failed to pinpoint the cause of the appearance of the stones. Some scientists believe that these are fossilized trunks of ancient trees, while others believe the stones unique stalagmites, whose age is more than 50 million years.
To visit all the children’s attractions of Varna, it will take more than one day full of excursions. One of the most popular entertainment centers for visitors to the city is the … Open
Among the historical sites worth noting is the Aladzha Monastery, also located in the surrounding area of Varna. The exact date of the foundation of the monastery is unknown. However, the first official mention of it dates back to the 10th century. The main feature of this monastery is considered to be an incredibly complex architecture. To stroll along its territory is simply impossible as it is very likely to get lost in the maze of passages and corridors. The ancient convent is associated with interesting legends. According to one of them, within the walls of the monastery lives the soul of a monk who once died here. She helps lost travelers get out of the maze of corridors.
Varna Liberation Monument Travelers who love natural attractions should definitely take a stroll through the nature reserve Longosa. This reserve is situated on the banks of the Kamchiya River. In the warm season, guests are offered very interesting boat excursions, and even on the banks of the river they can ride a jeep or walk. During the tour, guests can see rare species of waterfowl as well as admire the rare aquatic plants. In the reserve there is a campsite, so everyone can stay in these picturesque places for a few days.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Varna
♥   Shopping area ' Knyaz Boris 1 Boulevard' Varna, 2.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Varna
♥   Castle 'Hotin Citadel' , 109.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Varna
♥   Nature Park 'Zlatni pyasatsi' , 12.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Shumensko plato' , 84.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Strandzha' , 136.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Varna and around
♥   Art museum 'Varna Archaeological Museum' Varna, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Bulgaria: things to see

Bulgaria has everything that vacationers seek in a country – awesome beach resorts, rich historical and cultural heritage, interesting architecture and museums. Sofia is cultural and political capital of the country. Travellers will be particularly interested in the central part of the city as all major landmarks are located there. These are Banya Bashi Mosque, the Church of St. George, Mineral Bath, Theological Seminary, the Church of St. Nicolas, and Sofia Cathedral. The central square of the city is the location of another popular landmark, the Museum of History, which exhibits the Panagyurishte Treasure. The age of the exhibited items is the 6th – 3rd centuries B.C. The treasure was found by archaeologists near Sofia and consists of several gold plates decorated with carvings. … Open
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