Attractions in Varna

Please take a look at the list of local attractions that we have prepared for you.
The University Hospital "Saint Marina"
 

University Hospital Saint Marina

The University Hospital “St. Marina” – Varna is a clinical base of Medical University Varna and is the biggest diagnostic and consultative hospital in the region. It has one of the latest and highly specialized equipment in Bulgaria allowing various medical services and application of advanced diagnostic and treatment approaches.

Location: Northern part of Varna
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Naval Academy "Nikola Vaptsarov"
 

Naval Academy “Nikola Vaptsarov”

Naval Academy “N. Vaptsarov ” is the oldest technical school in Bulgaria. It is one of the symbols of Varna and Bulgaria in the world maritime community thanks to its illustrous history and traditions in training sea specialists. At present, the Academy trains specialist for the Navy and for the merchant marine in all areas of maritime life.

Location: South-Eastern part of Varna
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The Monument to the Fallen of the Serbo-Bulgarian War of 1885
 

The Monument of the Fallen in the Serbo-Bulgarian War (1885)

The Monument of the Fallen in the Serbo-Bulgarian War (1885) is the only one that reflects the active participation of 8th Coastal Infantry Regiment of Varna in this war.

In the summer of 1885, the Regiment took part in the victorious battles at Slivnitsa, Dragoman, Tsaribrod and Pirot. During the war, the people who gave their lives were 249 – officers and soldiers. The Monument was set up to the initiative of the survivors. The Monument rises as high as 8.60 m and has a pyramid-like architectural composition following the design of most Russian war monuments. Four commemorative plates of white marble, along with a gilded St. Andrew’s cross (the only gilded cross in Varna by that time), were mounted on the Monument.

Location: Center of Varna
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Medical University “Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov”
 

Medical University “Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov”

The mission of Varna Medical University is to meet the needs of society for highly qualified medical and management personnel in the fields of health and social care in accordance with the international standards and national strategies for educational and public health development, to develop fundamental and applied scientific research, innovations and new technologies and improve the nation’s health.

Location: Center of Varna
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University of Economics - Varna
 

University of Economics – Varna

The University of Economics – Varna is the first Bulgarian institution of higher education of commerce with 94 years of experience.

It provides globally recognized diplomas in the fields of Economics, Administration and Management, Tourism, Informatics and Computer Sciences. 20 accredited Bachelor’s degree programmes and 30 Master’s degree programmes. Three programmes taught in English and two in Russian. Projects under ERASMUS+, CEEPUS for training through educational exchange and agreements with 70 universities in Europe. Traineeship programmes in Bulgaria and abroad.

Location: South-Eastern part of Varna
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Palace of Culture and Sports
 

Palace of Culture and Sports

Palace of Culture and Sports in Varna was completed in 1968. It is a multifunctional complex for cultural, congress and sporting events. Has 6 multi-purpose halls, recreation center, fitness center, press center and a modern shopping center.

Location: North-East part of Varna
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Sea Garden Varna
 

Sea Garden Varna

The Sea Garden is the Varna’s largest, oldest and best known public park, also said to be the largest landscaped park in the Balkans. Located along the city’s coast on the Black Sea, it is an important tourist attraction and a national monument of landscape architecture.

Location: South-Eastern part of Varna
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Roman Therms Varna
 

Roman Therms

The Roman Therms are the biggest ancient public building found in Bulgaria and on the Balkan Peninsula. The comparatively well preserved walls outline an impressive structure, built on more than 7000 square meters.

Location: South-Eastern part of Varna
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Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Varna
 

Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin

The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, built in the 19th century, houses a finely carved iconostasis and bishop’s throne as well as some interesting murals and stained glass.

Location: Center of Varna
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Varna Aquarium
 

Aquarium and Black Sea Museum

The Varna Aquarium is a public aquarium in Varna and its exhibition focuses on the Black Sea’s flora and fauna – that includes over 140 fish species, but also features freshwater fish, Mediterranean fish, exotic species from faraway areas of the World Ocean, mussels and algae.

Location: South-Eastern part of Varna
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Aladja Monastery
 

Aladzha Monastery

Aladzha Monastery is a medieval Orthodox Christian cave monastery complex in northeastern Bulgaria, 17 km north of central Varna and 3 km west of Golden Sands beach resort, in a protected forest area adjacent to the Golden Sands Nature Park.

Location: North-East from Varna
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Tourist Information Center
 

Tourist Information Center

The Tourist Information Center of Varna is a place where you can find a detailed information about:
- city information and travel advices;
- natural sights, cultural and educational institutions, monuments and landmarks;

Location: Center of Varna
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The Royal Castle of Evksinograd
 

The Royal Castle of Evksinograd / Residence Euxinograd

The Royal Castle of Evksinograd is located at a distance of 3 kilometers south of St. St. Constantine and Helena Resort. The complex used to be a royal summer residence for the monarchs who ruled Bulgaria after the liberation of the country from the Ottoman Dominion (1878) – Alexander Battenberg, Ferdinand and Boris III.

Location: North of Varna
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The Navy Club
 

The Navy Club

The Navy Club was built in the end of 19th century on December 10, 1900 by the design of two architects – Todor Boyadzhiev from Varna and the Frenchman Pierre. The first New Year’s grand ball in Varna was organized in the Club after the Liberation (1878), on the occasion of the beginning of the new century. With its imposing architectural style, dominates at the corner of the principal Varna boulevards Maria Louisa and Vladislav Varnenchik – opposite the Cathedral.

Location: Center of Varna
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Technical University - Varna
 

Technical University – Varna

Technical University – Varna was established in 1962. It strives to provide engineers for shipbuilding, transport, machinery, electricity and communications technology needed for industrial complexes in chemistry, shipbuilding and ship repair, engine building, transport, electrical engineering, electronics and communications developing in northeastern Bulgaria.

Location: Northern part of Varna
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The Pantheon
 

The Pantheon

The Pantheon of the Fallen in Wars in the Sea Garden was inaugurated on November 6, 1959.
The enormous statuary on top of the monument is presenting two brave soldiers in the height of a fight. The ossuary is situated below the ground level. On the memorial walls are engraved the names of the fallen in the period 1923 -1944.

Location: South-Eastern part of Varna
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Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus
 

Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus

The first astronomical complex named after the Polish scholar Nicolaus Copernicus started operating in Bulgaria on 22 May 1968. It includes an astronomical observatory, planetarium, and a Foucault pendulum tower. There is a monument of Copernicus in front of the planetarium entrance and its authors are prof. L. Dalchev and P. Atanassov.

Location: South-Eastern part of Varna
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National Revival Alley
 

National Revival Alley

In the early 20th century was built and preserved for the future generations the unique Varna Alley of the Bulgarian National Revival. The Bulgarian Revival Committee, established in 1908, had as its prime target the erection of 22 monuments in the Sea Garden in Varna; of them – 20 dedicated to prominent figures from the periods of the National Revival and the Liberation from Ottoman domination, and the other two – to Science and Liberty.

Location: South-Eastern part of Varna
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The Stone Forest
 

Dikilitash – Pobiti Kamani / The Stone Forest

The Stone Forest, also known as Pobiti Kamani is a desert-like rock phenomenon which is considered of the only desert in Bulgaria and one of few found in Europe. The natural attraction is consists of cylindrical stone columns fixed in a small desert.

Location: Western part of Varna
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Varna Airport
 

Airport Varna

Varna Airport is the third largest airport in Bulgaria. It was built in 1946 and is located 10 kilometers from the center of Varna near the town of Aksakovo. The airport serves Varna and northeastern Bulgaria.

Location: West from Varna
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National Observatory and Planetarium "Nicolaus Copernicus"
 

National Observatory and Planetarium “Nicolaus Copernicus”

The Planetarium in Varna is one of the most famous attractions in the city. Located just beside the entry of the Sea garden, it is visited by thousands of tourists.

Location: South-Eastern part of Varna
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St Nikolai Church Varna
 

Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church

The temple was built with the donation of the Russian citizen Paraskeva Nicolau / Nikolaev / native of Varna. According to his will, he determines the amount of 50,000 rubles and at his request the church received the name Church of St. Nicholas.

Location: Center of Varna
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Kompleks Phanagoria
 

Historic–ethnographic complex “Fanagoria”

The historical-ethnographical complex ProtoBulgarian village Fanagoria is the onе of its kind outdoor acting museum in Bulgaria. Phanagoria was a town dating from 543 years BC, founded by Teian colonists from Asia Minor. The city took its name after one of its founders- Phanagoras and it was supposedly the capital of Volga Bulgaria.

Location: South part of Varna
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Port Varna
 

Port Varna

Varna became a key economic, cultural and administrative center of the new independent Bulgarian state, in the late 19th century. The government made a decision in 1888 to build new seaports in both Varna and Burgas. The port facility was designed in accordance with the modern European standards at the time.

Location: West coast on Varna Bay
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Archaeological Museum Varna
 

Archaeological and Historical Museum Varna

Varna Archaeological Museum is a historical and archaeological museum in Varna. Founded in 1887 by brothers Herman and Karel Shkorpil. The museum is housed in the old building of the Maiden High School in Varna on “Maria Louisa” №41. It was built in 1892-1898, designed by architect Petko Momchilov.

Location: Center of Varna
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