Top 10 reasons to visit Varna:
Varna the cradle of the oldest European civilization. In the city you could see the original artifacts of the oldest gold treasure in the whole world (4600 – 4200 B.C.). And that is just for the start of your history tour – there are many other treasures from later periods and cultures, such as Thracian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Bulgarian… The guests of the city of Varna are deeply impressed and fascinated with the absolutely rich collections of the many museums of Varna, moreover, the fourth biggest Roman Thermal Baths of Europe are among those museums.
2. Cultural Life & Festivals
Varna is a cosmopolitan city, so you can constantly find artistic and cultural exhibitions throughout the city. There are many art galleries and museums. Varna boasts with countless cultural events, involving folklore, music, ballet, opera and theater, movies and animated pictures presentations, exhibitions in the open air and plenty of art galleries. Varna is also a candidate for European Capital of Culture in 2019.
Varna has a great location and mild climate throughout the year. The coldest time during the year is usually from December to March, when the average temperature is between 5 and 10°C. The summer begins in early May and lasts till early October. Temperatures in summer usually vary between 25 C and 35 degrees C. The hottest months are usually July and August, with temperature around 30 – 35°C, so it’s the perfect climate to go to the beach and enjoy the sun. Seawater temperature during the summer months is usually around 23–27 degrees C.
4. Beaches & Thermal Springs
Region of Varna (including Golden Sands and St. St. Constantine and Helena Resorts) is well-known for its pure and fine sands and hot mineral springs.
Bulgarian cuisine is exceptionally diverse and delicious, consisting of various salads, breadstuffs, stews, and other local dishes. Many of the dishes are prepared according to traditional recipes handed down from generation to generation over the centuries. In Varna there are many traditional Bulgarian restaurants, wineries where you can taste the famous dishes of different type.
6. Hospitable People
Bulgarians are very hospitable people. In most places you will be welcomed in the traditional way with delicious local meals and wine. The people like to celebrate and you can observe local festivals. Young Bulgarians speak English and other foreign languages.
By 1878, Varna was an Ottoman city of mostly wooden houses in a style characteristic of the Black Sea coast, densely packed along narrow, winding lanes. The town was surrounded by a stone wall restored in the 1830s with a citadel, a moat, ornamented iron gates flanked by towers, and a vaulted stone bridge across Varna River. The place abounded in pre-Ottoman relics, ancient ruins were widely used as stone quarries. Today, very little of this legacy remains; the city centre was rebuilt by the nascent Bulgarian middle class in late 19th and early 20th centuries in Western style with local interpretations of Neo-Renaissance, Neo-Baroque, Neoclassicism, Art Nouveau and Art Deco (many of those buildings, whose ownership was restored after 1989, underwent renovations).
Varna has an impressive nightlife and many say that the city never sleeps. It’s almost impossible to find closed bars or clubs during the night in the summer. Many of the bars and restaurants in the summer months are located directly on the beach, near the Seaside Garden.
9. Fashion & Shopping
Varna is popular for its creative and innovative fashion and you can find here plenty of modern shopping centers, traditional open-air markets and small shops.
10. Good Value for Money
Last but not least, the prices in this country are very reasonable – good value for money. These are the top 10 reasons to visit Varna, but for sure you will find more reasons to come to Varna a city of unique charm with wide range of leisure activities to enjoy.
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|Banking hours (afternoon):
||From 12:00 p.m to 17:00 p.m
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||From 12:00 p.m to 18:00 p.m
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Tourist Information Center
||Mr. Tihomir Patarinski
||St. st. Cyril and Methodius Sq., Varna, Bulgaria
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