Primorski Park


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 Europe. It’s full of promenading families and old women knitting lace in summer, and there’s always something going on. In addition to greenery and views, the park is home to the city's aquarium, zoo park and planetarium.

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Nearby Varna attractions

1. Copernicus Planetarium

0.09 MILES

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…

2. Aquarium

0.16 MILES

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…

3. St Michael the Archangel Church

0.19 MILES

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

4. National Naval Museum

0.21 MILES

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

5. Sveti Nikolai Church

0.24 MILES

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.

6. Sveti Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church

0.24 MILES

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…

7. Varna City Art Gallery

0.26 MILES

You can peruse two floors of 19th- and 20th-century Bulgarian art at this gallery, including works by Vladimir Dimitrov and David Peretz. Various…

8. Graffit

0.26 MILES

This contemporary art gallery displays rotating exhibitions of mainly visual arts, usually of high quality.