The Sea Capital of Bulgaria
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.
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 Euxinograd Residence is located at a distance of 8 kilometers north of Varna and lies on a 3-kilometer coastline in close proximity to the resort of St. Constantine and Helena. The complex used to be a royal summer residence for the monarchs who ruled Bulgaria after the liberation of the country from the Ottoman Dominion (1878) – Alexander Battenberg, Ferdinand and Boris the 3rd.
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".
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.