Varna City Tour
This summertime hop-on, hop-off bus tour, with recorded multilingual commentary, runs between the resort of Albena and Varna, with...
Exhibits at this vast museum, the best of its kind in Bulgaria, include 6500-year-old bangles, necklaces and earrings – said to be the...
Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin
Varna's cathedral (1886) is topped with golden onion domes. Note the murals (painted in 1950) and colourful stained-glass windows,...
Stoyan Bachvarov Dramatic Theatre
This theatre, located next door to the Opera House, stages dramatic plays from September through June.
This welcoming Greek restaurant has fresh white linen indoors, plus less formal outdoor seating. Featured dishes include stuffed...
Lonely Planet review
Embedded in concrete outside the museum entrance is the warship Druzki , which torpedoed a Turkish cruiser during the First Balkan War in 1912. It’s possible to clamber around this revered relic (ask the museum staff to open the gate). Inside the musty museum building itself is a collection of uniforms, model ships, naval insignia and displays on the Druzki, including an enormous torpedo, although there’s little labelling in English. Anchors, artillery and helicopters can be seen rusting quietly in the grounds, while encased in glass is the yacht Cor Coroli, in which Georgi Georgiev became the first Bulgarian to sail single-handed around the world, in 1977.