Varna Orientation Tour, Varna

Varna Orientation Tour, Varna
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The biggest holiday city in Bulgaria, Varna is packed with cafes, bars, art galleries and many other interesting places. This Black Sea port has clean beaches with turquoise waters, and boasts a truly picturesque landscape. Check out this Orientation Tour to have your trip to Varna off to a good start.

Varna Orientation Tour - Route Map

Guide Name: Varna Orientation Tour
Guide Location: Bulgaria » Varna
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Author: Maia
Central Train Station

1) Central Train Station

The Varna Railway Station is one of the oldest railway stations in Bulgaria. Its present building was constructed between 1908 and 1925, and was officially opened by Tsar Boris III. The city itself has had a railway station since as long ago as 1866, when the Varna-Rousse railway line was inaugurated. Today's railway station was significantly renovated in 2004 and 2005. The station's current edifice, which was built in several stages under architects Nikola Kostov and Kiro Marichkov,...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Ancient Roman Odessus

2) Ancient Roman Odessus (must see)

The Roman city of Odessus, formerly of the Moesia province, once covered 47 hectares of the present-day downtown Varna. It had prominent public baths, known as Thermae, which were erected in the late 2nd Century AD and are now the largest remnants of Roman culture in Bulgaria. With an original size of 100m wide, 70m long, and 25m high, the baths were the fourth-largest known Roman baths in all of Europe. Major athletic games were held there every five years, possibly attended by Gordian III in...   view more
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Stoyan Bachvarov Dramatic Theatre

3) Stoyan Bachvarov Dramatic Theatre

The Stoyan Bachvarov Dramatic Theatre is a theatre founded in 1921 as the Municipal Professional Theatre. It occupies a historic building in the centre of the city designed by Nikola Lazarov and built between 26 March 1912 and 5 June 1932. The building was finished by the architects Dabko Dabkov and Jelyazko Bogdanov. It is named after the prominent theatre actor Stoyan Bachvarov.

The theatre has a main auditorium, a branch stage and a small auditorium.

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Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral

4) Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral (must see)

The Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral is the largest and most famous Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral in the Bulgarian Black Sea port city of Varna, officially opened on 30 August 1886. It is the residence of the bishopric of Varna and Preslav and one of the symbols of Varna.

The decoration of the Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral began after 1949 under Professor N. Rostovtsev, who donated the narthex murals.

The large painted windows were installed in the 1960s. Saints Cyril and...   view more
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Varna Archaeological Museum

5) Varna Archaeological Museum (must see)

Founded in 1888, the Varna Archaeological Museum is housed in a historic building designed in a neo-renaissance style by noted architect Petko Momchilov. Originally built as a girl's school, in 1945 it became state property. Since 1993 the museum has had exclusive use of the whole building -- until then partially occupied since 1895. One of the largest museums in Bulgaria, it has an exhibition area of more than 2,000 square meters with artifacts from the prehistoric, Thracian, Ancient Greek...   view more
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Anton Novak Square

6) Anton Novak Square (must see)

Anton Novak Square is a wonderful place for enjoying the sea view and watching open-air concerts. It was named after a famous Czech park designer. There are plenty of cafes and bars in the park, as well as great shops on the nearby Slivnitsa Boulevard. Inside the park, near the square front, is a famous Sea...   view more
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Sea Garden

7) Sea Garden (must see)

The Sea Garden of Varna is where both visitors of the city and locals are going if willing to enjoy some recreation or a peaceful walk alongside the sea. Within the park are located also the Zoo and the Terrarium and the Natural Sciences museum. A pleasant walk can be interrupted to go the nearby swimming pools, open-air theater, tennis courts or a even a complex for children with water wheels, archery and slides. Alongside the park small cafes and restaurants are offering seafood...   view more
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The Palace of Culture and Sports

8) The Palace of Culture and Sports

The Palace of Culture and Sports is Varna's main sporting center. It's got nine different halls with a total of 3,000 seats, plus 10 cafes, a motor show saloon and a dedicated creative center. The Palace is the focal point of top competitions in basketball, volleyball and many other sports. It's also a conference venue for business and scientific...   view more
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Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy

9) Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy

The Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy is a center of maritime education. The academy trains officers for the Navy and Merchant Marines. The institution has its roots in the Machine School for the Navy, the first technical school in Bulgaria established in 1881. In 1942 the school was promoted to "His Majesty's Naval Academy" and started to train deck officers with a higher maritime education followed by ship power-plant specialists one year later. In 1949 the academy was renamed as...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia

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