Bird Sanctuary in Burgas

Poda Conservation Centre

Four lakes surrounding Burgas (Pomoriysko, Atanasovsko, Mandrensko and Burgasko) comprise 9500 hectares and represent the largest wetland system in Bulgaria. The area is home to some 260 bird species, nearly 70% of …
Island in Burgas

St Anastasia Island

This small volcanic island makes for a fun day of exploring. The island, which has served as a religious retreat, a prison and pirate bait (according to legend, a golden treasure is buried in its sands), is today do…
Park in Burgas

Maritime Park

Stretching lazily along the Black Sea coast and filled with manicured flower beds, fountains, busts of Bulgarian worthies, abstract sculptures and cafes, this park is the pride of Burgas. There are spectacular views…
Museum in Burgas

Archaeological Museum

This small museum houses a diverting collection of local finds including Neolithic flint tools, a wooden canoe from the 5th century BC, Greek statuary and the remarkably well-preserved wooden coffin of a Thracian ch…
Museum in Burgas

Natural History Museum

Old-fashioned but informative displays on local flora, fauna and geology are on view here. Exhibits of rocks, seashells, butterflies and beetles occupy the ground floor, while upstairs there’s a collection of stuffe…
Museum in Burgas

Ethnographic Museum

Regional folk costumes, jewellery and furniture are on show at this museum, as well as displays covering the local weaving and fishing industries. Everything is labelled in Bulgarian.
Church in Burgas

Sv Cyril & Methodius Cathedral

Completed in 1907, the city’s main church boasts an especially fine, intricately carved iconostasis and colourful murals. It was closed in 2016 to undergo renovation to repair the church's damaged foundation, but is…
Monument in Burgas

Soviet Army Monument

Standing sentinel over pl Troikata is this towering Red Army memorial. Comprising a column surmounted by a saluting Russian soldier and figurative panels, it remains a major city focal point.
Church in Burgas

Surp Hach Armenian Church

This church dates from 1853 and was built by the city's then-Armenian residents. There's a monument to the slaughter of Armenians in the years following WWI in the church garden.