Varna is the perfect tourist destination. And it’s easy to see why. It’s a lively, vibrant town
full of culture, history and things to do. So whether you prefer to relax on one of the amazing
beaches there, sail away in a regatta or stroll down the center and the beautiful Sea Garden
you’ll find that Varna has something for everyone’s taste.
And that’s just the fun side of Varna. The other one has a lot to do with its ancient history.
Did you know that Varna is home to the oldest Gold Treasure in the world? That’s right! It dates
all the way back to the 4th century BC.
Here are some of the best things to do while in Varna:
Out in the city: Taking a walk around the key sights in Varna.
The City Center is a great place to start exploring. Strolling down the center you will be
spoiled with choice for shops, cafes, restaurants, and entertainment. The main pedestrian zone
includes the area between the "Nezavisimost" Square and the entrance of the Sea Garden, all
along "Knyaz Boris I" Blvd. This makes it convenient to get around most of the key sights in
town and see as much as possible.
If you’re looking to do some shopping, Grand Mall
is the place. There are enough shops to tire you out including many international brands.
Visit Varna Cathedral - one of the most beautiful architecture buildings in Bulgaria?
of the Mother of God Cathedral is a symbol of Varna and one of the most visited places.
always worth a stop just to admire the amazing architecture of the building. The domes (roof)
are coated with gold and silver and the frescoes are amongst the most beautiful features of the
Stroll down the beautiful Sea Garden
Varna is also famous with its Sea Garden. It’s an emblem
of the city and a National Monument of landscaped architecture. In the summer, it’s a lively
place full of people and activities. This is where locals come to relax, go for a walk with
friends and family, socialize and have fun.
Grab a bite to eat
How about going for a delicious meal after cruising around town? With Varna City Card you get a
discount at the GODZILA
restaurant which is one of the
best spots in town to grab a bite. The
quality of the food is great, the portions generous and the prices are reasonable. Their large
menu offers many tasty pizzas, fresh seasonal salads, sushi, pasta dishes, and appetizers.
History, Museums & Culture
Varna has a very rich, historical past! Did you know that Varna is home to the oldest Gold
Treasure in the world? You can see it for yourself in the
Museum and with Varna
City Card you get free admission.
The Gold Treasure was found in the Varna Necropolis. Its artifacts date back to 4000 BC and
consist of about 2000 golden objects. Archaeologists refer to the Varna Necropolis as the
„Prehistoric find of the century”.
The Roman Thermae - wander amongst Roman ruins
The ancient Bath Complex once belonged to the Roman city of Odessus and is amongst the largest
remaining Roman Bath ruins still existing today - 4th in Europe and 1st on the Balkans.
You can see remains of facilities such as changing rooms, a cold, warm and hot pool and an area
for social and athletic functions. And with Varna City Card you get
Let Varna entertain you
Varna has more than enough to keep you entertained so here are some really fun places to visit.
Festa Dolphinarium & Varna Zoo
There are amazing Dolphin shows taking place every day at the Dolphinarium (located in the Sea
Garden). You can watch trained dolphins perform many tricks and even throw balls at the crowd!
The whole show is very entertaining and great fun for children and adults.
The Varna Zoo makes for a perfect family day trip and
has plenty to keep both adults and children entertained for hours.
Be on the lookout for the magnificent Royal Pheasant and the Golden Eagle. You can also see some
Lamas, Wolves, Bears, Foxes and the main attraction of the zoo - the Tigers and Lions! With
Varna City Card you get free admission.
Travel back in the time of Socialism inside the Retro Museum - a must visit place in Varna.
You can find the Retro Museum inside Grand Mall Varna. The whole museum is dedicated to the
Socialism period from 1945 to 1989. Make sure to see the amazing collection of Restored Vintage
Cars, the wax figures of famous people from the Socialist era and the interesting object
collection of Bulgarian cigarettes. With Varna City Card you get 20% off the entry fee.
Bungee jumping from the Asparuhov Bridge
Is bungee jumping on your bucket list? If so you can tick that off with a visit to the Asparuhov
If you’re looking for something crazy fun to do while here, why not try bungee jumping on the
Asparuhov bridge? The jumps are organized by the extreme club Adrenalin, who have been doing
this for 25 years! The bridge is 52 meters high and 2km long, above a canal.
Water Fun at Wake Park Varna
Wake Park Varna is the best wakeboard cable park in the city.
is a great place
to learn how to wakeboard. They have the facilities needed and provide all the equipment so all
you need to do is enjoy this incredible experience. Best part? You get a discount with Varna
is another great option! It offers entertainment sailing cruises on their gorgeous
ship (summer season only) from Varna to the northern Bulgarian Black-sea coast.
Prefer the romantic cruise? You can go on a stroll in the sea at
sunset. With a glass of
champagne in hand and the sound of pleasant background music, you can enjoy the lights of the
city at night with someone really special. With Varna City Card you get 16 BGN off!
Now that you know about some of the best things you can do in Varna all you need to do is head down to
the Sea Capital of Bulgaria and join in on all the fun.