Landmarks in Varna

The most popular landmarks in Varna, Bulgaria, Information, working hours and distance to the major landmarks you have to see during your stay in Varna, Bulgaria. 

The Varna fountain

The Varna fountain

The fountain in Varna is with overall height of 41 metres, with various water and light effects. The water streams are colored with more than two thousand combinations. The fountain has many programs. Every night exactly in 8:30 pm. begins fabulous program which combine water, sound and various light effects.

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Roman Thermas

Roman Thermas Varna, Римски Терми във Варна

The public baths of Odessos count among the most preserved monuments from the Roman presence in Bulgarian lands (1st – 4th c.). These baths are of so-called “small imperial type” and their construction took part during the 2nd c. AD. This is the biggest Roman bath complex on the Balkan Peninsula – spreading on an area of 7000 m2. In addition it is the fourth in size in Europe – immediately after the Caracala and Diocletian baths in Rome and the baths in Trevira (Trier, Germany).

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Aladzha Monastery

Aladzha Monastery Golden Sands Varna - Аладжа Манасир - Варна Златни пясъци

Aladzha Monastery is situated in a beautiful area 14 km north of Varna. Aladzha Monastery is one of the few cave monasteries in Bulgaria where the different premises and their functions are clearly distinguishable. The monastery premises are carved and arranged on two levels in a limestone rock that is almost 40 m high. The monastery church, the monastery cells, the refectory, the kitchen, the small cemetery church, the crypt (ossuary), and the farm premises are all situated on the first level. The second level is a natural rock recess in the eastern part of which lies the monastery chapel.

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Varna Cathedral

Varna Cathedral

The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgini in Varna has become one of the most popular symbols of this picturesque Bulgarian city on the western Black Sea coast. Its copper domes with golden glitter can be seen from different points of the Bulgarian sea capital city and add even more to the church's elegance and beauty. It is the cathedral of the Varna - Preslav metropolitan of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. Opened for visitors every day with free entrance. If you would like to take pictures of the beautiful frescoes inside you have to pay 5 lv.

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The Aquarium

The Aquarium and Black Sea Museum in Varna, Аквариума във Варна

The Aquarium and the Black Sea museum in Varna were opened in 1932-the first and the only marine biological station in the country. Hundred of fish species are gathered here: molluscs, actinides, crabs, periwinkles as well as species of the fresh water rivers. A special place is occupied by the natural resources derived from the Black Sea, such as sea salt and petroleum.

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Stone Forest

Stone Forest

Located 18 km westwards from Varna they are one of the most incredible natural phenomena in Bulgaria. The natural stone pillars - some reaching 6 metres high, some up to 12 metres across at their base are known as “the petrified forest”.
Some columns resemble animals, others remind you of frozen fountains or cascades. Several rows of columns create the impression that each is made up of two cones balancing on their sharp points. The prevailing theory is that the “stone forest” near Varna was formed some 50 million years ago.

At that time it was a part of the sea bottom. After the receding of the water the inorganic sediments eroded, thus attaining the marvelous forms we admire today.

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