Varna is the third largest city in Bulgaria and one of the main tourist centers of the country. In the summer months, beach lovers, national and international, flock to the port city in the coast of the Black Sea. The city is the educational and cultural center of the country. Therefore, the city organizes more than 20 festivals every year, attracting with this many visitors. In Varna you will find something more than a tourist destination, the city breathes history and plenty cultural entertainment.

1. Varna as a developing destination.


In fact, Varna has great economic, scientific and cultural potential that drives the development of the city and makes it one of the industrial pioneers of the emerging market. Today, the strongest industries are shipbuilding and tourism. In the center of the city, interesting buildings can be seen. Also, you will find many well-preserved villas from the beginning of the last century and an architecture that still tells the socialist past of the country.

2. What should you see in Varna?

Here you will find many beaches and a lively center in the city. But in addition to its beaches there are some must-sees in the city to consider:

a) The city park.

This is a place that we recommend to relax and walk. In the center of the city, you will always find colorful animals and incredible characters waiting to be discovered. Life in the center of the city has a modern and maritime atmosphere at the same time. You can enjoy a variety of cultural events and enjoy the fresh air coming from the Black Sea.

b) Primorski Park.

The city park is the most important recreational center in the city.  For starters, it is located on an elevated terrace overlooking the entire coast. There you can relax in benches and large green areas. In addition, the clock tower and the brightly colored water fountain at night are the resort’s most popular locations. We recommend you visit the small bazaar of the Park. There you can buy handmade souvenirs and Bulgarian specialties.

c) The Roman baths.

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One of the most valuable cultural monuments of Varna are the Roman Baths in the center of the city. The thermal baths were built at the end of the 2nd century and are one of the best preserved architectural monuments in Bulgaria. With an area of around 7,000 m², the thermal spas are the largest of the Balkans. Apart from other public buildings, the thermal baths were an important part of the social life of the city until the end of the third century.

d) Phanagoria.
Phanagoria was the largest ancient Greek city on the Taman Peninsula. First, the city was a great emporium for all the traffic between the coast of the Maeotian marshes and the countries of the South Caucasus. In addition, it was the eastern capital of the Bosporan Kingdom, with Panticapaeum as the western capital.

Actually, Phanagoria is a journey in time. Here you will get to know the lifestyle of an old Bulgarian war camp. Also, you will discover a series of places that show crafts, authentic costumes, household items and weapons.

In addition, a demonstration show of Todorovden will be held. That is, the traditional Bulgarian horse festival. Here, the Khan receives his guests and celebrates with them the oath of the new soldiers of the Bulgarian army.

In conclusion, Varna is a destination that deserves the attention of any traveler who points towards the east of the old continent.

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