The oldest gold treasure in the world

Varna- the Guardian City of the Oldest Gold

The treasure from the Chalcolithic Necropolis of Varna, discovered nearly 50 years ago, is recognized as the oldest processed gold in the world.  With its uniqueness, it attracts thousands of tourists from all continents to the Archaeological Museum of the seaside town, which in 2021 celebrates its 100th anniversary as a resort town.

Varna- the Guardian City of the Oldest Gold

The Varna Chalcolithic Necropolis

Did you know that the oldest processed gold in the world was found in Varna? Gold ornaments produced as early as 4600- 4200 BC, were found in the Varna necropolis in 1972. The Varna necropolis soon turned into a sensational scientific find, the significance of which surpasses largely the limits of the ancient history of contemporary Bulgaria. As a result of the researches, 294 tombs have been found by now. The golden objects alone, found in the examined tombs, are more than 3 000, and have a total weight of more than 6 kilograms, and their diversity is significant – more than 38 different types. The official year-round exhibition is in Varna Archaeological Museum, where besides the treasure, one can go back in time to the the Hellenistic, Roman and Late Antique epoch....

The Varna Chalcolithic Necropolis

Sights in Varna

Varna and the 100 national tourist sites

Varna and the 100 national tourist sites

"Discover Bulgaria - 100 national tourist sites" is a Bulgarian national tourist movement, which aims to encourage tourists to get acquainted with some of the most significant tourist sites in Bulgaria. Five of them are located on the territory of Varna and store the unique wealth of the historical memory of Bulgaria.

Roman Thermae

Roman Thermae

Roman Thermal Baths are the largest ancient building discovered in Bulgaria so far. They were built at the end of the 2nd c. A.D. spreading on 7 000 sq. m. These were the biggest on the Balkan Peninsula.

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The "Dormition of the Mother of God" Cathedral

Located in the heart of Varna The Cathedral has become one of the landmarks of the city. It is situated on “St. Cyril and St. Methodius” square in the center of the city. 

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Public transport in Varna

Comfortable, safe and affordable to Varna’s sights: use the extensive network of city buses and trolleys. You can find out about public transport fares, schedules and contact information here.

Public transport in Varna

Connections from and to Varna Airport

Varna Airport (VAR) offers international flights to and from the Bulgarian Sea capital - Varna. Every year more than 2 million passengers pass through this airport in the north east of Bulgaria. Almost 70 different airlines fly to Varna, connecting the Bulgarian Sea capital with destinations all over the world. Varna Airport provides convenient direct links to 16 cities all year round and more than 120 cities seasonal.

Connections from and to Varna Airport

Tourist Information Center

The Tourist Information Center of Varna is your entrée to the "Sea Capital" of Bulgaria and its region. What is a must-see in Varna: museums, sightseeings, tempels, art galleries, parks, attractions? How do you travel from the center of the city to the all sea-side resorts: Golden Sands, Sts. Constantine and Helena, Albena, Sunny beach, Nessebar etc.? Where are the most chic boutiques, the nicest inns? Varna Tourist information center team has tips and suggestions ready abundantly. There are no language barriers: English, German, French and Russian are among the "standards".

Tourist Information Center

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