Varna City Art Gallery


You can peruse two floors of 19th- and 20th-century Bulgarian art at this gallery, including works by Vladimir Dimitrov and David Peretz. Various temporary exhibitions are held here, too.

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2. City Hall

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3. Sveti Nikolai Church

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4. St Michael the Archangel Church

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5. Archaeological Museum

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6. Primorski Park

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8. Copernicus Planetarium

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