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Varna Travel Guide, Bulgaria

Varna Overview

Varna is northern city of Bulgaria and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. The city offers a unique experience for travelers that could never be found in other cities in Bulgaria.

The main selling point of Varna when compared to other cities in Bulgaria is that it’s the only city in the country that has access to open water. If you’re planning to visit Bulgaria through waters, you will be arriving in Varna. Because of this geographical feature, it’s just natural that Varna significantly improve faster compared to other cities in the country.

But aside from its location, the additional appeal of Varna is on its significant museum, churches and entertainment for the whole family. Among the museums in the city, the Varna Archaeological Museum is a must visit for every tourist. Inside is reputedly the oldest treasure in the world that is made of gold. There is also a museum dedicated to the significance of the sea in Varna (Naval Museum) and museum for the local culture.

The churches in Varna are also structures that should not be missed. From the cathedral to the monastery, there is always something different in each church. Different forms of architecture are very evident in these churches.

As entertainment to the whole family, the Sea Garden is a collection of different water-based attractions. You’ll be able to see dolphins and other types of animals in the aquarium. The Sea Garden also houses a planetarium and a zoo. Your family could practically stay in the Sea Garden for one whole day to enjoy their attractions. The Sea Garden is also well known for its remarkable landscaping and architecture.

The nightlife and fun activities in the city is also never lacking. The beach is well known for its mild content of minerals which could soothe the body just like in the spa. The beach front is also full of clubs that offers a wide variety of music. The nightlife is basically dictated by the beachfront and on special occasions, will last till the wee hours in the morning.

Because of the popularity of Varna, the place tends to be a little bit more expensive compared to other cities in Bulgaria. But there are still places in the city that offers affordable entertainment and accommodation. From simple hostels to budget friendly local restaurants, the options for a more affordable vacation in Varna are still there.

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