Varna Sights and Landmarks Guide, Bulgaria
The city of Varna is known as a marine capital. However, there is more to this Bulgarian city than what it has to offer industrially and commercially. Varna is filled with numerous tourist attractions making it one of the most visited Bulgarian cities together with Sofia. The perfect blend of history, culture and natural scenery is the pride of the citizens of this city. Look at what Varna Sights is ready to offer.
Varna Sights – Must-See Sights
When visiting Varna, there are a few sites that tourists must not fail to see. These landmarks reflect the city’s culture, lifestyle and history.
Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin. This cathedral was constructed from 1883 to 1886 based on Maas’s designs. Ever since its construction, it has already been the city’s visual trademark. It is the 2nd biggest church in Bulgaria and was built in honor of Bulgaria’s freedom from the Ottoman rule. The dynamic figure of the cathedral is adorned with a belfry.
Ruins of Roman Baths. This archaeological reserve was built between the 2nd and 3rd centuries on an area of about 7,000 square meters. The ruins were a part of the ancient city of Odessos which existed during the Roman Period. They are made of six lines of bricks and stonework of brick belts. Both the interior and the exterior of the reserve are ornamented with many attractive marble details.
Varna Sights – Parks and Gardens
One way to spend time in Varna is to visit and laze around the several parks and gardens found in the city. These Varna Sights provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation and leisure activities.
The Sea Garden. It is the oldest, biggest, best and most interesting park in Varna. It serves as a national monument in terms of landscape design. Many sporadic plants from the Black Sea and the Mediterranean are planted in the garden. Fountains, monuments of famous Bulgarians, and the seaside casino are just a few of what’s in store for the visitors to the Sea Garden. The garden’s entrance is notable for its extensive plaza and high columns. Several other attractions can be found inside the garden such as the Varna Zoo, the Observatory and Planetarium and the Pantheon of the Perished.
Vladislav Varnenchik Museum Park. This park is more of a memorial to the battle that took place in Varna in 1444. Its highlight is the mausoleum in honor of King Vladislav and an exhibit about medieval armors. The park also has various monuments and a 4th century BC Thracian sepulcher.
Varna Sights – Museums
Museums are essential on the list of places to visit when touring or having a vacation. With these museums, tourists will be able to know more about the culture and history of Varna.
Ethnographic Museum. This is just one of the not so many ethnographic museums found in the country. The museum displays the key professions of the residents from past to present. On the second floor, a display of the national costumes normally used in the region can be found. A library with about 1,600 albums, books and magazines, is also accessible.
Museum of Archaeology. This is one of the most-visited museums in Varna. It displays an exclusive anthology of excavated objects from the ancient history of the region. It also has collections of objects from recent history. What should not be missed when in this museum is the display of the oldest gold treasure in the world known as the Gold of Varna.
While vacationing in the city of Varna, do not forget to stop by the attractions and learn a thing or two about the city and its neighboring towns. Try to compare it with the ones in Constanta Sights in Romania.
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