Attractions

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,…
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

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.
Zoo in Varna

Natural History Museum

The museum presents the flora and fauna of the Black Sea region, divided into sections representing the area's geology, botany, vertebrates and invertebrates. Kids will enjoy the collection of creepy crawlies, such …
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…
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…
Church in Varna

Sveti Nikolai Church

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.
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.
Planetarium in Varna

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 …
Aquarium in Varna

Aquarium

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 …