Warm beaches and crowded bars – Top things to do in Varna, Bulgaria

things to do do in varna bulgaria

If you have set foot in the small, but picturesque European country Bulgaria, you probably also have visited the third biggest city – Varna. The warm beaches and the crowded bars during the summer are being replaced by cozy restaurants in the mild winter. If you want to be in the center of the action, but want to escape the capital Varna is the perfect destination. Beaches, parks, many museums and a never ending night life is what awaits for you in Varna!

 Also called “the sea capital” Varna is situated on the Black Sea coast and offers countless things to do and places to visit.

5The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin

Situated in the heart of Varna, the Cathedral is the biggest one in Bulgaria and perhaps the most famous one. The orthodox cathedral was built in 1885 after the visit of the Russian knyaz Dondukov-Korsakov. The Cathedral is truly impressive on the outside as it is in the inside where you can see icons of many saints. During the evening you can enjoy a beautiful view of the illuminated cathedral.

4The Sea Garden

Being one of the most visited spots in the sea capital of Bulgaria, the Sea garden is a good place for many things. You can bring your children for ice-cream, have a coffee in one of the cafes or do your morning jogging – there is always something you can do in the Sea garden. For those who enjoy walking – there are long alleys, and if you just want to admire the nature or the view of the sea near by you can sit on a bench or go down to the beach. Either way you shouldn’t miss this lovely spot.

3The Dolphinarium

You are wondering where to take your children on the weekend? Or you have just arrived in Varna and want to see something unusual? This is the right place for you and you will definitely remember your stay in Varna. The Dolphinarium is a one of a kind attraction in Bulgaria. It is the only place where you can see real dolphins – one of the most intelligent creatures on the planet. Almost every day you can watch the Dolphin Show and the incredible skills of these animals. So do not hesitate, bring your raincoat and your good mood!

2Escape Room Real Life Quest

You are bored of going to the same places every night and you want to do more than just sit and drink in a bar? Well, this type of entertainment might be just for you! Call your friends and go to the only place in Varna where solving puzzles and quests is not a part of a computer game. Four rooms with different puzzles and mysteries are waiting to be solved, but you and your team have only 60 minutes to do so! If finding clues and solving mysteries is your “thing” then just make a reservation and make your boring night more interesting.

1Varna Karting Track

Only 5 km away from Varna’s center is the karting track. 1050 m long the track is a great way to have some fun with a big group of friends. Throughout the year they organize different competitions both for amateurs and for professionals. If you want to feel the adrenalin along with the high speed – this is your place! You don’t need to have a driving license or to have ever driven a car, just get your friends and have fun!


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