Top Choice Museum in Varna

Archaeological Museum

Exhibits at this vast museum, the best of its kind in Bulgaria, include 6000-year-old bangles, necklaces and earrings said to be the oldest worked gold found in the world. You'll also find Roman surgical implements,…
Aquarium in Varna


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 some denizens of the Black Sea’s depths, though don't expect …
Church in Varna

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, though you'll have to pay 5 lv if you want to take photos inside.
Museum in Varna

Ethnographic Museum

This charming revival-era mansion built in 1860 houses an interesting collection of traditional folk costumes and furnishings, and has displays on local customs, festivities, and industries such as winemaking.
Museum in Varna

History of Varna Museum

Varna’s ivy-clad city history museum covers the post-independence period from 1878 to 1939, with mock-ups of long-gone 1920s shops and offices, collections of photographs and postcards, and paraphernalia from local …
Museum in Varna

National Naval Museum

The National Naval Museum hosts several galleries of model ships and uniforms. Anchors, artillery and helicopters can be seen rusting quietly in the grounds at the back, while the revered warship Druzki, which torpe…
Historic Site in Varna

Roman Baths (Small)

There's a walkway running around the ruins of this smaller Roman bath complex, built around the 4th century AD, but there's little to see other than some foundation walls.
Ruins in Varna

Roman Thermae

The well-preserved ruins of Varna's 2nd-century-AD Roman Thermae are the largest in Bulgaria and the fourth-largest of its kind in Europe. Visitors are allowed to clamber around the various chambers of the bath comp…
Church in Varna

Sveti Atanas Orthodox Church

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

St Michael the Archangel Church

St Michael the Archangel Church was founded in 1865 and is historically significant as the first place where religious services were given in Bulgarian. The building also contained Varna’s first school. The church i…