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Burgas
Burgas
#About the Vacation City for Young People and the Pearl of the Black Sea

There is a reason that Burgas is called the Gem of the Black Sea, and has become an important tourist attraction in the south Black Sea. This is a vibrant port city, with casinos, shopping centers, good prices for shopping, and warm Bulgarian hospitality.

Many see Burgas as the ideal destination for relaxation in Bulgaria. Like Varna, it is excellent for family vacations, with nice beaches and pampering hotels. It is the fourth city of its size in Bulgaria, but it still maintains its small town feeling.

The center of life in Burgas is around the maim square - Torikata Square, and the beach. In the city there are older buildings next to modern ones, and it is interesting to wander around the streets towards sunset.

Burgas is also a city for nature lovers, that can come here to enjoy the 4 magical lakes around. These are located outside the city and are stopping points for migrating birds. With a jeep, a rented car or a taxi you can take for the day, you can explore the mountains and picturesque villages, with many surprised, authentic food and great Bulgarian views.

See all the attractions in Burgas by clicking on the tag "Burgas".



#History

Opposite of what might be expected, a visit to Burgas will introduce a city with a rich and fascinating history. Settlement in Burgas began somewhere around the New Stone Age. In the late Bronze Age it became an organized settlement. From digs around Burgas, it seems that trade took place with developed cultures in the area and with other populations in the Mediterranean.

After the Romans conquered the area, in the first century BC, they built the Deultum Fortress, whose ruins can be seen until today about 20 kilometers from Burgas.

A millennium later, with the Ottoman conquering in the 14th century, the name of the city was changed after the Ottoman-Russian War in 1878, Burgas was then included in the Eastern Rumelia region that belonged to the Ottomans. After 7 years Eastern Rumelia was united to Bulgaria.

At the beginning of the 20th century, with the opening of the Burgas Port, a fast-paced development project began over the city and increasing the number of residents. The tourism and financial developments in Burgas were expanded dramatically.

the development in Burgas during the Communist Era was significant, and made it an important industrial center.

Today, along with many tourist attractions in the area, Burgas is one of the largest industrial centers in Bulgaria, and a significant city in Bulgarian manufacturing.

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#Geography

On the southeast section of the Black Sea beaches, less than 400 kilometers from the capital Sofia, is Burgas, the fourth city in size in Bulgaria, and the most important in the southern Bulgarian beaches.

Burgas has a long sandy beach line, along the Black Sea in Bulgaria. In contrast to the Bulgarian coastal plain, where Burgas is situated, the forested mountain ranges that remote villages and ancient monasteries dot are still visible in the landscape.


#When to Arrive?

On cold days, the weather in Burgas is comfortable and pleasant. The recommended time to visit Burgas is in the spring, between April and June, when the weather is nice, even if the weather changes quickly. The advantage is fewer crowds.

In the months of July to September, the official tourist season, the weather is hot and nice, but notice that the city is crowded with tourists.

The tourist season in Burgas begins in the spring (May-April) and continues all summer long, until the end of September, beginning of October.


#Transportation

Landing in the Burgas airport is about 10 kilometers from the city. Get to the center of town by taxi, or bus number 15.

To move around in the city there are inexpensive cabs or public buses.

For leave the city you will use the central bus station Yug, in the southern end of Aleksandrovska Street.

Across the central bus station is the train station. From here you can travel by train for cities like Sofia, or over central cities in Bulgaria or neighboring countries.

#Food

The Bulgarian kitchen offers excellent traditional dishes, like Bulgarian cheese, and yogurt, originating from Bulgaria, supermarkets carry over 300 different kinds.

Be sure to try Banitsa, a delicious filo dough pastry, with different flavors and stuffing. Gyuvetch is a great dish with meat cubes, potatoes and steamed vegetables. Shopska is the Bulgarian version of a Greek salad.

Another must-try is the Bulgarian excellent mousaka without eggplants. There is also a filo dough pastry called Byurek, stuffed grape leaves Sarmi, Bulgarian kebab Kebanche, and wonderful cold zucchini soup.

In Bulgaria, you will drink Slivovitz, a good local peach brandy, and Grozdova Rakia, grape brandy. The popular Bulgarian drink is Mastike, is made of tree sap.


#Internet

In Bulgaria you can buy a SIM card with internet at almost every supermarket.


#Shopping

Vacationing in Burgas will let you enjoy shopping 24/7. If you shop in town, on the main shopping streets and the different malls, and not in the tourist area - you will get great prices, up to one-fourth of the price!

Go shopping in the shopping centers in town, like Burgas Plaza, Tria City Centre, or Pirgos Style, where items are rather cheap.

Look around the streets, and on Aleksandrovska Street you will find cheap shopping, and more expensive shops on Aleko Bogoridi.

In the vibrant and colorful markets of Burgas, you will find many stalls and great clothing stores, with shoes, jewelry, souvenirs and more.

Parents say that the chain store Jumbo has great products for children, including things for school.



#Entertainment

An evening walk on the promenade is a great opportunity for fun experiences. There are cheap restaurants, casinos (don't forget your passport to get in), entertainment for adults for more options.

For more entertainment recommendations click on the tag "Entertainment in Burgas".


#Betting

Many come to Burgas for the bettings. There are two large casinos called Hrizantema and Platinum. Other than those there are many smaller casinos.

You can only bet over the age of 18, be sure to bring your passport with you.

You should try to limit the amount of money that you bet over, the rest of the money should be saved in the hotel.


#Money Exchange

Exchange money only at the hotel or with the company called Crown around the city.


#Tips

At cafes and restaurants in Bulgaria, it is customary to leave between 10% -15% tip for the check amount. Taxi drivers get about a 5% tip, and on organized tours usually the guide and bus driver each receives between $2.5/$3 from every participant.


#Bulgaria Country Code

+359


#Electric Outlets

The required types of plugs are Types C, E, and F.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/AIAa5NQc1bo


Sites in the City:

https://youtu.be/lpFzeUudXJw
Morska Gradina
Sea Garden
#About Varna's Park for Those Looking for Pease and Quiet

Primorski Park, or the "Sea Garden," which were opened in 1908, is the main park in the city of Varna, and the prettiest city park in Bulgaria. It started as a small garden in 1862 by the Ottoman governor of Varna.

The park, also called the "Sea Garden" is located along the city's coastal strip. It has an elevated position above the waterline, Primorski Park overlooks the Black Sea.

On Primorski Blvd, the park is a perfect place to relax, take a break rest on the green grass. With 26,000 square meters, this huge and beautiful park is considered the largest green area in Europe. With flourishing gardens, many attractive corners, statues and fountains. The gardens were designed by the famous Austrian artist Anton Nowak, who turned the gardens into a charming place for all ages to enjoy.

The park, attracting both locals and tourists, guarantees you hours of fun. Here you can have a good time for two hours and up to a full day.

Apart from its charm, the park has several attractions for kids, such as a zoo, an aquarium, an amphitheater, a dolphinarium, a planetarium and an observatory. Children can enjoy the playgrounds in the large play area, and those interest can also sail on boats in the water channel in the garden.


#Tips
Entrance to the park is free.

The park is open 24 hours a day, but for those who do not like big crowds, it's best to arrive early in the morning, or later in the evening.

In the summer there are various events and performances.

After visiting the park you can go tanning at the city's public beaches.

The park has cafes and restaurants overlooking the sea.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/WQMJFNVjAXQ


The Great Nature:

https://youtu.be/J24t0vMYypc


Lots of Locals:

https://youtu.be/0dlN8Kwcce0
St. Anastasia Island
St. Anastasia Island
#About the Only Populated Bulgarian Island

One of the special experiences in Burgas and Nessebar is going sailing to the unique rocky island that is on the Bulgarian Black Sea, the St. Anastasia Island.

This is a volcanic small island in the Burgas Bay, the biggest bay in the Bulgarian Black Sea. In its history, it was used as a religious hiding spot, a lonely prison, and a place to pirates. One of these, by the way, hid a golden treasure in the beaches, that has not been found to this day.

The island itself was created from a volcano eruption. Storms and sea waves throughout the years created the interesting shape of the volcanic rock, in the shape of dragons, mushrooms, a sun gate, and a fossilize pirate ship.

In the island, named after St. Anastasia, you will see a small historic museum and a beautiful small church, you can experience creating medicine from plants from the pharmacy here. Visit the local lighthouse, that can be entered sometimes.

In addition to the wonderful public beach, there are restaurants, pubs, and rooms for accommodations.



#What is There to do Here?

A visit to St. Anastasia Island will show you a small island, that used to be a prison, and today has become a nice attraction to tour.

The small beach on the island is fun and great for sunbathing. The chapel that was rebuilt is interesting to see, the only one left on the Bulgarian islands from the Middle Ages. All the other churches on other islands are in ruins.

The lighthouse, that shows boats the way to this day, reaches up to 10 kilometers, is on the northern part of the island. It was opened in 1914, and replaced the lighthouse from 1889 that was built on the island by a French company, and was a metal rod 40 meters tall.

Today, the St. Anastasia Island is one of the most romantic places on the Bulgarian islands. You can dine here in restaurants with authentic Bulgarian food, in what was a monastery from the Middle Ages, and in the 20 century was used as a prison, and today it is a hotel.


#History of the Island

This small island has an interesting history. Archeological findings and underwater research were here done in 1973, and settlements were found from the 4th and 6th centuries BC.

The St. Anastasia Monastery on the island was built in the Middle Ages, and is the only preserved monastery on the island, at least part of it. The earliest recording of the island's existence is from the 15th century. During the years the monastery was attacked by pirates, and there is a legend about the treasure still hidden on the beach.

At the end of the 17th century, the Dutch cartographer Nicholaes Witsen was the first to map the island.

Around 1920 the monastery was abandoned, and the building became a prison. Here communists at the time were held, and the St. Anastasia Island received the nickname the Bolshevik Island.

Throughout the years, communist prisoners that were held at the prison on the island managed to escape and reach Burgas. At a certain point, the distance and difficult maintenance forced the government to transfer the prisoners from here to a police station in Burgas, with some being released. Some managed to rise to power in Bulgaria later.

Starting from the 1960's and until the 1980's, the island filled with artists, bohemian people of Burgas, and the island became a popular tourist attraction.

In 2001 the St. Anastasia Island received a title, a point of cultural and historical Bulgarian destination. Today you can get accommodation in the monastery from the Middle Ages, which used to also be a lonely prison.



#The Island's Legend

St. Anastasia is a place full of stories and legends that have been associated with it over the years. There are those who note that during the Vikings, these wonderful seafarers visited it. Others can tell of a miracle that took place many years ago when in the mystical island a drunken captain fell from a high cliff, and miraculously survived unharmed.

But the best-known legend is about the fossilized pirate ship on the island of Anastasia. The remnants of the ship, according to legend, are what remains of a pirate ship that attacked the island many years ago.

According to legend, the reason for this attack was a gold treasure buried on the island by a dead pirate. The pirates who were looking for the treasure hoisted their ship on the island and the frightened monks in the convent locked themselves in the church and prayed to Saint Anastasia to save them.

According to the legend, Saint Anastasia heard the prayer of the pleading monks against the pirates who raided them. She sent a terrible storm through the sea. In the storm, the pirate ship was thrown ashore and crashed. Its remains, the fossils, say the Islanders, are still there today and can be seen on the beach.

The secrets of this mysterious island have no ended. Some believe that on the island there are two hidden dungeons with many secrets hidden inside. There were well hidden, and have no been found to this day, but the search continues.


#Tips

A boat from Burgas can be found at Magazia 1 station. It is about a half hour ride.

There is also a cruise to the port of Nessebar.

The island has a restaurant that offers local and authentic foods, creative from very old recipes.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/zGMpwow306o
Action Aquapark
Action Aquapark
#About the Small Water Park on Sunny Beach

Action Aquapark is a water park for the whole family, offering themed areas, island of adventure, and more.

In the park you will find many water attractions, innertube course, long and tall slides that will reach fast speeds, and some slides are with an inner tube, a huge wave pool, water slides with curves that remind of a roller coast, and more water attractions.

With 30 water attractions and different themes, the park is surrounded by tropical palm trees and Middle Eastern bushes, with waterfalls and wooden bridges, of sailing on the river, between geysers and fountains, tunnels and rope swings, tanning areas and a massage section - it seems that the experience is varied enough to enjoy for a whole day.

If you want more, there is a petting area with zoo animals and restaurants with local foods, cocktail bar, and an ice cream parlor.

The park is located on the western beach of Sunny Beach, in a way that goes from the beach to the city of Verna.

Action Aquapark is a small water park in comparison to Aqua Paradise Nessebar, on Nessebar Beach. But by itself, it is full of rides, and many think it is a great place that almost never has lines, so that there is no need to wait for long lines.


#Tips

The park is open between May - September.

During the tourist season there are free shuttles from the main road of Sunny Beach to the park. Look for the buses with the park's commercials.

There is no bringing food or drink. On the other hand, prices at the restaurants in the park are not expensive.

A locker and safe room mean you can bring your valuables with you and store them here.

There is a whole section in the park that is meant for small children and toddlers.



A Closer Look :

https://youtu.be/bE7GI7rVHq4


A Visit:

https://youtu.be/N6tiqzdWM_k


A View from Above:

https://youtu.be/V3ZVZr0CCyk


From the Slides:

https://youtu.be/DrenVnC37Uk

Burgas

Mandrensko Lake
Lake Mandrensko
#About the Lake that Birds and Rivers Flow To

The beautiful Lake Mandrensko (Mandrensko Ezero), west of the city, is filled by 4 different rivers. Until 1934 this was a saltwater lake. Later, governments built dams, and the lake was preserved. Today it is not salt water, but fresh water.

On the lake is a stand for bird watching. The route for their migration is the Via Pontica, the name of the migration route, one of the two largest from Europe to Africa, and back.

On the side of the lake a special lookout has been created that provides comfortable bird watching, and many come here during the migration season.

Near Lake Mandrensko is a preservation center called Poda, from where you will be able to go sailing on the lake, and watch fish and birds. The center also organizes tours on the lake.




A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/5WgyXq4LRhE
Sunny Beach
Sunny Beach
#About the Wonderful Beach on the Black Sea

Sunny Beach is among the more popular beaches in Burgas, and one of the main reasons for its status as a successful beach town. This is a typical Black Sea beach. It is large, wide, and mostly inviting for sunbathers, who spend hours laying in the bright sun.

For many, and especially families who come to Bulgaria for a vacation with children, Sunny Beach is a great vacation spot. The beach is pampering, safe, and well organized, with many hotels for families just a minute away from the beach.

In Sunny Beach, about 3 kilometers north of Nessebar, is a great place to get a nice tan and swim in the clear water, with many different water activities, kayaking, jet skis, banana inner tubing, beach volleyball, and other water sports.

There are also endless pleasures for the body. Many massage spots are located along the beach, wonderful and not expensive spas, and a traditional Turkish Hammam.

This is a long strip of beach, about 10 kilometers long, that includes a lot of pubs, bars, cafes, restaurants, hundreds of hotels and different night clubs for going out at night.



#Tips

In the summer there are beach parties with DJs - find out details.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/GF9AaM0dBz8

The Good Luck:

https://youtu.be/7UPQtNSngxw
Sunny Beach
Sunny Beach
#About the Wonderful Beach on the Black Sea

Sunny Beach is among the more popular beaches in Burgas, and one of the main reasons for its status as a successful beach town. This is a typical Black Sea beach. It is large, wide, and mostly inviting for sunbathers, who spend hours laying in the bright sun.

For many, and especially families who come to Bulgaria for a vacation with children, Sunny Beach is a great vacation spot. The beach is pampering, safe, and well organized, with many hotels for families just a minute away from the beach.

In Sunny Beach, about 3 kilometers north of Nessebar, is a great place to get a nice tan and swim in the clear water, with many different water activities, kayaking, jet skis, banana inner tubing, beach volleyball, and other water sports.

There are also endless pleasures for the body. Many massage spots are located along the beach, wonderful and not expensive spas, and a traditional Turkish Hammam.

This is a long strip of beach, about 10 kilometers long, that includes a lot of pubs, bars, cafes, restaurants, hundreds of hotels and different night clubs for going out at night.



#Tips

In the summer there are beach parties with DJs - find out details.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/GF9AaM0dBz8

The Good Luck:

https://youtu.be/7UPQtNSngxw
Nessebar Archaeological Museum
Nessebar Archaeological Museum
#About the Nessebar Archeological Museum

The Nessebar Archeological Museum is located in the museum area of the city, and dedicated to antiquities from ancient Greece, and from Roman and Byzantine periods.

The Archeology Museum in Nessebar was established in 1994, as an exhibit that was in the John of Baptist church since 1956. It is located in a building that was planned specifically for this purpose, by the architect Hristo Koev.


#What Will You See Here?

In the Nessebar Archaeological Museum are 5 wings, among them a lounge, and 4 exhibit halls. The exhibit showcasing "Nessebar throughout the generations," you can see stone and copper tools, some from the 3rd century AD that were discovered in the Burgas Bay.

Among the findings in the museum, you can see a proclamation from the days of The Thracian Sadat, estimated to be from the 3rd century AD.

In addition, you will see many historical items from the rich ancient cities of the Middle Ages, Nessebar and Mesambria. Among them are ancient gold coins called "Tetradrachms."


Muzeum Historyczne
Historical Museum of Burgas‬
#About the History Museum of Burgas

The reconstructed and beautiful house, designed by Ricardo Toscani and built in 1901, houses the Historical Museum of Burgas (Muzeum Historyczne). This museum presents the social, economic and cultural development of the city over the last 200 years, alongside works of art that were collected during the course.

The museum describes the historical and cultural development of the city of Burgas, its inhabitants and their activities, from the end of the 19th century until the beginning of the 20th century. To address things in the overall historical context, it also deals with the history of the whole of Bulgaria.

The exhibition includes documents, original exhibits, pictures of personalities and various events that influenced the history of the city.

Even if the connection is not understood, alongside the historical exhibits there is an impressive art collection, where the best works of art from Europe of the 18th and 19th centuries are displayed. You can see glass and porcelain works, bronze sculptures and a variety of paintings from France, Italy, Germany, Austria and more.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/QbvXODyUg5c
St. Hach Armenian Church
#About the Ancient Armeninan Church in the City

The many Christian sects in Bulgaria and Burgas, gives visitors the opportunity to see the variety of beauty and architectural creations from the history of the city.

The St. Hach Orthodox Armenian Church (Surp Hach) was built in 1853 by the members of the Armenian community in the city, in the same place where once a church stood in the 17th century. This is a cultural meeting point in the city, and one of the oldest religious sites in Burgas.

The St. Hach Armenian Church, located along Aleksandrovska Street, right behind the tall Bulgaria hotel, where the large casino sits.

From an architectural point of view, the St. Hach Armenian Church is an impressive building, full of beauty and built in a different style from other Orthodox churches in the city. Be sure not to miss a visit to the inside of the church, it is especially beautiful from the inside.

At a small garden across the church you can see the monument for the victims of the Armenian people.

In 1878 at a ceremony at the St. Hach Church the Russian General Lermontov participated, the one who liberated the area from the Ottoman rule. The road where the church stands is named after the general today.



#Tips

Be sure to come here dressed modestly.

Entrance is free of charge.

After a visit here you can cross the street and get a drink at an authentic Armenian cafe.

Opening hours are daily between 6:00 am and 10:00 pm.


Enter the Atmosphere:

https://youtu.be/TK2DBedCxQo
Petko Zadgorski Art Gallery
#About the Burgas Art Gallery

Since the gallery opened in 1947, the Petko Zadgorski Art Gallery is considered one of the oldest galleries in the city.

The gallery was in a trading facility for its first 20 years. Today, it is in a building that used to be a synagogue.

Starting September 1966, the gallery moved to the old Burgas synagogue, a synagogue planned by the Italian architect Ricardo Toscani and built in 1909.

In the gallery are collections of art from over 50 Bulgarian artists. You can see sculptors, paintings, and different works of art by these artists, the special works can be experienced in nice rooms, with a view over the city of Burgas.

In addition to the permanent exhibits, there are temporary exhibits on different topics.



#Tips

The opening hours are between Tuesday - Sunday, between 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.


A Closer Look :

https://youtu.be/xhNfmaowE5I
Lake Burgas
#About the Largest Natural Lake in Bulgaria

Lake Burgas, also known as Lake Vaya, is the largest natural lake in Bulgaria and the largest of the beautiful lakes around Burgas.

This is a real pearl of nature. On the lakeside you can take a pleasant walk, which is a good reason to stop the suntan for a few hours and go walking.

The waters of the lake, west of the city of Burgas, are not clean enough to swim, but in the beautiful lake you can watch the birds and enjoy the natural and peaceful beauty here. There are plenty of carp here and fishing is a popular sport. The clean water reaches the lake by 3 rivers, but the evaporation here is high and the water salinity is high.

Like all the lakes in the region, Lake Burgas is also located on the Via Pontica, one of the two largest bird migration routes in Europe. In fact, up in the sky, over Lake Burgas, you can watch more than 250 species of birds and water birds, the most prominent of which are hundreds and thousands of white storks and pelicans.


#Tips

Fishing lovers will not miss the special experience of fishing in the lake.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/uoVTfLgVWBU


Nature in the Lake:

https://youtu.be/pdlIKbNa6Jo
Burgas Archaeological Museum
#About the Museum of Archeology and Antiquities of Burgas

The Burgas Archaeological Museum is a small museum with a diverse collection of prehistoric and historical artifacts. These were discovered in the region and survived from the Stone Age, through the period of ancient Greece to the Roman period. Most of the collections here focus on the development of the cities along the Black Sea coast and various aspects of sailing.

There are also a few artifacts from the history of Burgas during the period of the First and Second Bulgarian Empire, as well as antiquities from the period of the conquest of the city of Burgas by the Ottoman Empire, in the 14th century.

Among the objects you will find are Neolithic flint tools, Greek sculptures, jugs, jewelry, mosaics and more. Particularly interesting are the remains of a wooden canoe dating from the 5th century BC, and a beautifully preserved wooden coffin in which the Thracian governor was buried.

In one of the nice collections at the Museum of Archeology in Burgas you will see exhibits that reveal the history of navigation in the Black Sea, beginning in the middle of the 2nd century BC.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/SN7BGk4WKnI
Lake Atanasovsko
#About the Salt Lake Connected to the Black Sea

On the Nessebar - Varna road leading from Burgas, lies Lake Atanasovsko (Atanasovsko Ezero) north of Burgas. It is a lake connected to the sea and its salty waters.

Part of the lake is a nature reserve accessible to visitors. During the transitional seasons and especially in the fall, it is a preferred destination for migratory birds, making it a desired destination for birdwatchers and bird lovers from all of Europe.

The hordes of birds here come to the Burgas lakes, including this lake, because they are on the Via Pontica, one of the two largest bird migration routes in Europe. In fact, over 70% of the birds that pass through Bulgaria during the autumn migration are observed here.

Because its northern side connects to the Black Sea, Lake Atanasovsko is a salt lake. As in many salty lake in the world, the salinity of the water, which is between 20-27.5% here, makes the lake an excellent source in Bulgaria for the production of salt. Thus, the vegetation at Lake Atanasovsko is salty and exists in salt water.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/-ZHul36R-eA
Aqua Paradise
#About the Largest Water Park in Bulgaria

Aqua Paradise is a great water park in the Burgas area, and the largest in Bulgaria. It is perfect for young adults and families, and offers more than 20 types of attractions for kids and adults alike.

This is a new and advanced water park, with many different unique attractions, pools and slides. The park has over 1,300 meters of slides, including extreme slides. It seems that the slides are the main attractions here, they pass through castles restaurants, bars and more.

In the park there is rafting on a man-made stream, a pool with trampolines, inner tubes, climbing wall, jacuzzi and spa. Family members can enjoy surprises and experiences here, appropriate for all ages and offering summer fun.

Parents can pass their time resting and waiting at the bar, with many drinks and cocktails.



#Tips

Children under 90 centimeters tall enter for free.

You can come here for a half day, arrive in the afternoon and pay a cheaper ticket price.

If this is too far, then on the western side of Sunny Beach is a smaller water park called Action Aquapark.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/TjZzV6hvdtE


Another Look:

https://youtu.be/hmS-scMUli8
Ethnographic Museum
#About the Museum for Local Culture and Tradition

Across from the Church of Saint Cyril and Methodius, a building was built in the mid 19th century, and here the Ethnographic Museum is located in Burgas, that presents the local culture.

The museum reveals visitors to the Balkan cultures, that developed here through human history, with cultural traditions of the people of Burgas from ancient times.

In the museum are thousands of display items that have been collected and discovered in archeological digs in different areas in the city and the village regions. If you are interested to get to know the culture and local tradition - the Ethnographic Museum of the city of Burgas is worth a visit.


#What Will You See Here?

In the Ethnographic Museum in Burgas, you can see collections of items, that will display the history of Bulgaria. The rich exhibit will assist enthusiasts of culture and ethnography to understand the cultural making of the area, and learn about customs, ceremonies, and tools that were used by past local cultures that were fascinating.

Here you can learn about the traditions and customs of the Burgas area. The museum directors collect exhibits from local communities, and managed to recreate the lifestyle of the Balkan residents, in the past lives of the city.

A visit to the museum is a great opportunity to learn about the Balkan cultures. You can learn about the crafts, occupations, and tasks of local residents.

You can see many of the art pieces of the area throughout the years. Among the displays in the museum there are jewelry, ancient Bulgarian furniture, and a rich collection of cultural clothes and dress from all the different ethnographic groups of the Burgas area. Especially interesting are the clothes for the Koleduvane ceremonies from the 19th century, all cultural and typical clothes to this region.

A few exhibits here show the life in Burgas in the past. Among them you can learn about the traditional Bulgarian ceremonies, experience a cultural Lazaruvane ceremony, the fire dance, and more.



#Tips

On Sundays, the museum is closed.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/59qnjy-Mf90
Torikata Square
#About the Central Square in Burgas

Torikata Square (Ploshtad Troikata) is one of the main squares of Burgas, and is an attraction for many of the city's visitors. with a special atmosphere, it is a great place for pedestrians, to take photos of buildings and enjoy the experience.

The square and its surroundings combine in an interesting way the Socialist-Soviet facade, with western and modern styles. As the main square in Burgas, Torikata connects to Aleksandrovska Street. This street, also the central commercial and shopping street in the city, is a modern street with its architecture.

It is interesting to see how the two come together perfectly, the old look and style of the square, and the western and modern look of the street. While the square is surrounded by buildings built in the typical Soviet style, among them is the Hotel Bulgaria building and the university building next to it, Aleksandrovska Street is characterized with the modern style of western Europe.

This architectural contrast, between the Soviet facade of the square, and the more western facade of the street creates a beautiful combination between the street and the Socialist Square next to it.


A Look at the Square on a Holiday:

https://youtu.be/1fEr-pSpDsQ


A View from Above:

https://youtu.be/4TXHv1kojIc


Church of Saint Cyril and Methodius
#About the Central Church of Burgas

The Church of Saint Cyril and Methodius is the central church of Burgas, a beautiful and impressive orthodox church, known for its special dome. This building is definitely worth a visit.

The church is named after Cyril and Methodius. The two were Greek brothers, educated monks, that during the first Bulgarian Empire, in the 9th century, they created the Slavic letters.

The cathedral, with the impressive dome, was completed in 1907. It is an impressive cathedral built between 1897 - 1907, according to the plans of Italian architect Ricardo Toscano.

The Church of Saint Cyril and Methodius is one of the most toured destinations in the city. One look at the building is enough to know that this building is both impressive and special, you can understand how it became one of Burgas' symbols, and of the most beautiful churches in Bulgaria. If you come on a sunny day at the right time, you will be able to see on the main church dome the reflection of the sun between the windows that make up the dome.

The Church of Saint Cyril and Methodius is no less impressive on the inside than it is on the outside. This church is decorated with special and intriguing frescoes, colorful and beautifully painted wall paintings, these are the most interesting displays in the church. In the church are beautiful windows about the main church with figures of two brothers and wooden carvings.

In 1979 the church was declared an architectural monument with national value to the Bulgarian culture.



#Tips

Be sure to come to the church dressed modestly.

The entrance is free.



A View from Above:

https://youtu.be/4AZPmg_FcQI


A 360-Degree View:

https://youtu.be/un4wtLIoNbo
Strandzha
#About the Natural Mountain Park

Hidden in the southwest corner of Europe, Strandzha Natural Park (Strandja) is about an hour drive from Burgas, a nature preserve barely populated, far away from big cities.

This natural park has the Standzha Mountain Range in the middle, full of green forests, with wonderful views. The location of the park is in the south-eastern corner of Bulgaria, near the Black Sea beaches. It spreads across and into Turkey.

The park with the Standzha Mountains is the peek of the enchanting forest. Thousands of beech trees, and endless bushes surrounding the rich greenery make this park green and relaxing, a place to connect with nature. With the breathtaking views and the many butterflies, birds, reptiles and wildflowers, the natural park is varied and spreads wide, it is one of the best places in Eastern Europe to watch wild animals.

In addition to the lush nature, the local culture is no less interesting, in the local villages cultures developed over hundreds of years, like curious wooded architecture that can be seen in the ancient wooden houses that were built in the secluded villages.

#Tips

You can easily get here in a rented car or on an organized daily tour from the hotel.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/8RSKswWg8fY
Natural History Exposition
#About the Natural History Museum of Burgas

The Burgas Natural History Exposition is in the building that was built in 1897, and is dedicated to the city and the region around, the less urban parts. This small museum teaches about nature, geology, plants, and animals. There are historical geological displays from the Burgas area and the biological variety.

The Natural History Exposition is in an old house from the 19th century, designed in the neo-Classical style. On the first floor, the museum describes the animals, plants, and local geology. On the top floor you can see a respected collection of stuffed birds and animals.

In the museum there are unique exhibits, dedicated to topics like "the birds in the Wet Zones of Burgas," "Fauna and Flora of the Strandza Mountain," and "The magical world of the stones."



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/8F-FLm2t3R0
Sunny Beach Flea Market
#About the Small Flea Market Near the Beach

The Sunny Beach Flea Market is a charming and sweet flea market, with many stalls, both organized and makeshift, with many products and many local products, from food to unique and cultural hand made products, antiquities, and second-hand things.

This is not a large market, but it is authentic, and many of the vendors are nice locals.


A Closer Look at the Market and Around:

https://youtu.be/z7NyhdHAWo8
Sunny Beach Promenade
Poda Nature Preserve
Metro Burgas
Burgas Market
Tria City Center


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