TOP places to visit in Varna – part I

Varna is one of the biggest cities in Bulgaria. It’s situated in the North-Eastern part of Bulgaria on the Black sea coast. In the summer is a favorite place for Bulgarian and foreign tourists, because combines the beauty of the golden sands, crystal blue water and variety of nightlife.

Laying on the beach and drinking cocktails is not the only thing you can do in Varna.

I will offer you ten five destination, people ranked on Tripadvisor. For your peace of mind is recommended to contact a licensed travel agency that will take care of your seamless transportation for your holiday. There are a few companies providing a cheap airport transfers Bulgaria, Varna. You have several options you can choose from – rent a car, take a taxi, rent a car with private driver, which for me is the best option, etc.

1.Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin

The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin is the largest and most famous Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral in the Bulgarian Black Sea port city of Varna, and the second largest in Bulgaria (after cathedral Alexander Nevski in Sofia). Officially opened on 30 August 1886. It is the residence of the bishopric of Varna and Preslav and one of the symbols of Varna.

2.The Sea Garden

The Seaside Garden is the Bulgarian port city of Varna’s largest, oldest and best-known public park, also said to be the largest landscaped park in the Balkans. Located along the city’s coast on the Black Sea, it is an important tourist attraction and a national monument of landscape architecture.

The park is the favorite place for recreation and fun of the citizens of Varna. Apart from the long alleys for promenades, the sea coast with the beach and numerous restaurants, bars and clubs, one could also enjoy a swimming pool complex and a children’s playing ground with mini-entertainment park and a small pond with boats. Just before the main alley of the garden is situated the so-called “bridge of wishes”- a small bridge which is believed to fulfill wishes if you cross it walking backward and with your eyes closed.

3. Stone forest

Pobiti Kamani, also known as The Stone Forest or The Stone Desert, is a desert-like rock phenomenon located on the north-west Varna Province border in Bulgaria. It is considered the only desert in Bulgaria and one of few found in Europe. The desert consists of sand dunes and several groups of natural rock formations on a total area of 13 km². The formations are mainly stone columns between 5 and 7 meters high and from 0.3 to 3 meters thick. The columns do not have solid foundations, but are instead hollow and filled with sand, and look as if they were stuck into the surrounding sand, which gives the phenomenon its name.

Coffee, palaces, cakes, cathedrals – Vienna

You are waking up in a nice sunny morning to the sound of church bells and you are opening your eyes to see through the window the center of the Austrian capital right as it is – beautiful old buildings, cathedrals on every corner, palaces which were homes to the Habsburg dynasty for so long and much smaller houses which sheltered musicians like Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. Having breakfast in a small restaurant somewhere in this city, where on stone streets in carriages princesses and princes and kings and queens travelled so that theyabv can reach their other even more luxurious homes or a garden with roses and fountains and pure beauty. You are still in this same restaurant, tasting the famous Vienna coffee – the bitterness of the espresso and the sweetness of the cream complement in a magical beverage that not only awakes you, but awakes all your senses, and you don’t need more time, you felt the delightful spirit of this magnificent city right here.

You visit the palaces and you feel like you are in a fairy tale. You are amazed by the impressive and majestic rooms and by the stories about the life here. And these are not made up, they are real and the people who live here seriously loved and hated and they were fighting for power, they organized balls and they were dancing together, they were wearing long incredible and stunning dresses and splendid suits, they were walking in the gardens and they were discussing the life of so many, because theywere responsible for the life of so many. The kings and the queens and their children and servants were walking down the same stairs and were enjoying the same views just like you do now. And the way you feel here is impressive and unforgettable and there is something that draws you and makes you want to come back again and again.