Situated along Bulgaria’s Black Sea coastline, Varna City is a hub for history and seaside scenery. Its bar-lined promenade offers plenty of nightlife options, while an assortment of museums and ancient architecture means there are endless things to see and do.
Varna serves as a naval base and a seaside resort, gaining it the nickname 'the maritime capital of Bulgaria'. Its location as a port city has played a significant role in its history, with settlements made here by the Thracians, Romans, Ancient Greeks and Ottomans. Learn more at the Archaeological Museum, Natural History Museum and National Naval Museum, and be sure to pay a visit to the Roman Baths that date back to the 2nd century CE.
Varna’s variety of sandy beaches, hot springs and mild climate make it a great spot for some seaside downtime. You can also relax with a tranquil stroll through the Seaside Garden, also known as Primorski-Park. Founded in 1878, it’s the largest landscaped garden in the country and home to an aquarium, zoo and planetarium. If you’re looking to pick up a few souvenirs, the city centre offers plenty of modern shopping centres, independent shops and open-air markets.