Varna is Bulgaria's Sea Capital. The gem of the
Bulgarian Black Sea is situated at the end of the big Varna Bay, with a
convenient and well conserved water area a port wich in years handles up to
18 million tons of cargo. The ciry's peculiar sea charm is sublime and
moving. Ancient, medival, renaissance and modern cultures mingle and
coexist through the city.
Varna lies on the same latitude of the famous Atlantic resorts Bayonne and
Biarritz in France, on a large, flat and
high terrace on the northwestern
most curve of the bay wich just some 7km inland. The city occupies some
24sq km, measuring 6km northeast-southwest and is about 4km wide. During
the holiday season, July and August, the sunshine allows 10-11 hours of
sunbathing. There is nothing of the col Baltic wind or the summer Riviera
The city is clean and green. Of the green miracles at least three are a
must: the Marine Gardens which are the largest in the Balkans; Euxinograd
park, the former Royal Palace; the paradise of St.Constantine.
Varna is a city of old culture, living traditions and ambitious
undertakings. Some 20 percent of its population are students in various
educational institutions, four of wich are higher.
Ther is hardly a city in Bulgaria apart from the capital that has so many
The former Girls High Scool, which used to be the biggest in the Balkans,
houses the Archaeological Museum that holds one of the country's richest
collections. A special treasury displays priceless gold jewels and amazing
ancient toreutic works. The icon and church plate exposition is very
The National Revival Museum has a rich collection.
The Ethnographic Museum has exhibits showing traditional means of
livelihood and costumes with vatying demographic features.
The Naval Museum is in the shady alleys of the Marine Gardens.
The Museum of the Histhory of Medicine in in what used to be the city's
first hospital and possesses the richest paleoanthropologic collection in
The Museum of New History is in the oldest surviving house in Varna, that
was built in 1851.
Bulgaria's only Aquarium with unique facade covered in ivy attracts many