Cultural and historic sights



The multitude of theatres, museums, art galleries, libraries and active network of community cultural clubs, the Festival and Congress Center has turned Varna into one of the most important cultural centers of Bulgaria. Six national festivals are held here every year.

The International Choir Festival at the end of May is one of the most popular events. As a part of Varna Summer Festival, the international theatrical holidays are held in June. The international festival for orchestras and ensembles is also very attractive with the performance of classical pieces of music in July and August. Other cultural events of importance are: the Folk Festival with foreign participants, held in August; the International Film Festival "Love is madness" in September; the Golden Rose Festival of Bulgarian Feature Film; the Golden Dolphin International Puppet Festival in October.

Some of the most attractive sights of Varna are:

  • The Sea Garden
  • The Assumption Cathedral
  • Christian temples
  • Moslem mosques
  • Jewish synagogues
  • The Festival and Congress Center
  • The Town Clock Tower
  • The Palace of Culture and Sports
  • The Planetarium
  • The Aquarium
  • The Dolphinarium
  • The Exotic Zoo Terrarium
  • The Proto-Bulgarian Settlement
  • The Euxinograde Palace
  • The Summer Theatre
  • The Asparuh Bridge

The museums of Varna:

  • The Archeological Museum
  • The House Museum of the painter Georgi Velchev
  • The Naval Museum
  • The Ethnographic Museum
  • The Museum of Varna's History
  • The Health Museum
  • The History of Medicine Museum
  • The Museum of Revolutionary Movement
  • The Park-Museum Vladislav Varnenchik
  • The Nature Museum
  • The Roman Thermal Baths
  • Aladzha Monastery
  • The Petrified Forest - an unique natural complex with fossils from the bottom of a former tertiary sea

The theatres of Varna:

  • The Drama Theatre - Branch
  • The State Puppet Theatre
  • The Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra Society - Varna