The Sea Capital of Bulgaria
Aladzha Monastery is the most famous medieval cave monastery along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Situated in "Golden sands" nature park it was inhabited by hermit monks during the XIII- XIV centuries.
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.
Varna pedestrian zone is one of Varna landmarks you do not want to miss. Starting from the city center near the Cathedral the walking street will lead you directly to the Sea Garden and the beach.
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: 070 070 352 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.
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".