Varna’s top 8 tourist destinations.
Varna is the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian black sea Coast. This is the fourth largest city on the Black sea and is also the headquarters of Bulgarian Navy and Merchant navy. It is said that this city holds the oldest gold artifact over, which dates back to 4750 BC.
This is a medieval orthodox Christian monastery situated in a protected forest area. The cave and this monastery includes two catacombs, and has many myths and legends associated with this particular monastery. The monastery once had colorful murals but they are not present now , however thematic light shows are shown in the summer.
Varna Archaeological museum
This monument was founded in 1888 and this building has designs pertaining to the Neo-Renaissance style of architecture. The museum displays objects from, prehistoric, Thracian and roman times. The most prized possession, the Gold of Varna is a 4750 BC gold treasure displayed over through separate halls.
Originally a summer palace for the royal Bulgarian family, this is now a summer retreat for the president and is used for holding cabinet meetings during the summer. Some of the attractions include, a sundial from Queen Victoria, a giant chandelier from the House of Bourbon and many more attractions.
Dormition of the Mother of God Cathedral
This is the largest and most important Orthodox cathedral in Bulgaria. This church was opened in 1886 and is the seat of the bishop of Varna and Preslav. The impressive copper domes and the intricately painted ceiling all give this cathedral a very aristocratic and exquisite look.
The Lake Varna is the largest and deepest lake in Bulgaria along the Black Sea coast. The lake has various kinds of deposits at its bottom including the medicinal fango. The Varna Necropolis where the oldest gold treasure was found is located just to the north of this lake while the city of Varna lies to its east.
This was a 20th century torpedo boat of the Bulgarian navy which had seen many battles including the both World Wars. The ship is not used as a static exhibit in the naval Museum commemorating its 50 years of service in the Bulgarian Navy. It’s surviving parts were fitted onto a museum ship.
The foundation of this aquarium was initiated by Prince Ferdinand in 1906. The aquarium’s exhibition focuses on the Black Sea flora and fauna, and displays 140 species of fishes, like freshwater fish, Mediterranean fish, exotic species, mussels and even algae.
18km westward to Varna this is a marvelous natural phenomenon, where rock projections have created a kind of a forest. Various structures have taken marvelous shapes and cascading columns of rock create an intricate network all over projecting a mesmerizing view.
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