The Sea Capital of Bulgaria
In 2016 a new "Recreational and Entertainment Zone at the Port of Varna" with area of 2.7 ha was set apart. In partnership between the Municipality of Varna and the Port of Varna this area has been socialised and has been turned into an attractive pedestrian alley with free access for all the residents and visitors of the city.
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.
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.
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.
In streets, squares and car parks – municipal property, in specially designated places a payment parking system “Business subscription” on business days from 9:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m. is an active paid parking system “BLUE ZONE”. Municipal enterprise "Municipal Car Parks and Blue Zone" Telephone: +359 (0) 70 070 352 www.varnaparking.bg
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".