Copernicus Planetarium


Varna's retro planetarium is a beautiful building in its own right, though the nightly presentations (shows start at 5pm Monday to Saturday) are in Bulgarian only. The ticket office opens 30 minutes before the show starts. The building is located in the central area of Primorski Park.

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1. Aquarium

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Housed in a powder-blue art deco building, the city aquarium is worth a look to see the tanks filled with seahorses, piranhas and conger eels, as well as…

2. Primorski Park

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Established in 1878, this large and attractive green space, overlooking the sea, stretches for about 8km and is said to be the largest of its kind in…

3. National Naval Museum

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The National Naval Museum hosts several galleries of model ships and uniforms. Anchors, artillery and helicopters can be seen rusting quietly in the…

4. St Michael the Archangel Church

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St Michael the Archangel Church was founded in 1865 and is historically significant as the first place where religious services were given in Bulgarian…

5. Sveti Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church

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This elegant church was built in 1842 and features a barrelled wooden ceiling and a wonderful collection of naive icons. It’s normally closed, but the…

6. Sveti Atanas Orthodox Church

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The beautiful Sveti Atanas Church overlooks the Roman Thermae. Dating from 1838, it features numerous icons and an intricately carved bishop’s throne.

7. Sveti Nikolai Church

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The pretty Sveti Nikolai Church, right in the city centre, is worth a visit for its saintly murals. It’s always busy, and is a popular venue for weddings.

8. Roman Thermae

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The well-preserved ruins of Varna's 2nd-century-AD Roman Thermae are the largest in Bulgaria and the fourth-largest of their kind in Europe. Visitors are…