The Sea Capital of Bulgaria
One thing is clear: Bulgaria has many different faces.
So you think you’ve discovered Varna? Perhaps you’ve taken selfies in front of the Cathedral, been to see the oldest processed gold in the world and enjoyed the walk in the Sea garden.
Then it’s time for something different. Get out and explore the region of Varna and the Bulgarian Black sea coast - different stories, undiscovered places and a side of Bulgaria you’ve never seen before!
There are some ideas for trips around Varna.
There is so much to see in Bulgaria. It is a country so diverse and rich in interesting sights that one life is not enough to see it all. There are hundreds of historical places – you will travel through time and go back to glorious history.
We are always fascinated by nature. It seems like life is easier while we are overlooking the sea or having a walk through the forest, or simply watching the Sun goes down.
There are so many natural sights around Varna. Here are you will find only few of them.
Discover nature and wildlife on this nature adventure.
Why don’t you visit a museum in an operating glass factory and create your own glass souvenir?
Or you could visit a submarine. Get inside and feel like you travel underwater. Here is one unusual day trip near Varna:
If you ever wanted to go amidst nature may be these walking trails will be perfect for your needs. Not far from Varna, in a nature park, you will find a gateway packed with beautiful sceneries.
Pobiti kamani (The Stone Forest) is a natural phenomenon situated some 18km to the west of Varna. The sight have long fascinated scholars whose numerous theories and hypotheses still fail to offer a satisfactory explanation of how it all happened.
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.
One of the most popular attractions of the Sea capital of Bulgaria is the fountain located on Nezavisimost (Independence) square of the city. It was officially opened in August 2015 on the big Bulgarian religious holiday Assumption of St. Virgin Mary (also known as "Goliama Bogoroditsa") which is also the official day of Varna. Its impressive water jet reaches a height of 41m which makes it the highest fountain in Bulgaria. Combined with the impressive water jet, and its spectacular lighting and sound, the new fountain undoubtedly became a central attraction for the residents of Varna, as well as for tourists from Bulgaria and abroad.
There are plenty of car parks available in all of Varna’s districts, where you can park cheaply and quickly get to your sightseeing destination. Find further information here: Municipal enterprise "Municipal Car Parks and Blue Zone" Telephone: +359 (0) 70 070 352 www.varnaparking.bg
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.
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.