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Friday, January 15th, 2010

Varna (Варна) is the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and in Northern Bulgaria, as well the 3rd largest city in Bulgaria after it’s capital Sofia and Plovdiv. Varna is also known as summer capital of Bulgaria, it’s a popular tourist destination, business and university center, seaport, and headquarters of the Bulgarian Navy. As of latest measurement the city of Varna has a population of 360 thousand people.

Besides the fact Varna is the 3rd largest city in the country, it’s also the most popular tourist destination for locals and foreigners. Varna is known as Bulgaria’s Seaside Capital and Pearl of the Black Sea Coast. The city is arranged in tiers along the Varna Bay, which has popular beach resorts and shops, restaurants and lounges on the boulevard. Further more it offers art galleries, museums, historical buildings and cultural entertainment making it an all year round travel destination.

Beyond the beach areas there are incredible treasures spanning back from Stone Age, Thracian, Classical and Mediaeval times. Cultural and historical sightseeing in Varna is therefore not a problem. Within city center there’s cathedrals, temples and chapels of multiple centuries ago. Simply walking to the streets is sightseeing itself, try to enjoy its ambiance while there.

Travelers arriving in Varna through Varna Aiport can make use of bus and taxi to the city. A valid passport is required to enter Varna, there are no visa requirements. Your stay is valid for up to 90 days. Varna is an important railway station which connects the city to other cities, including capital Sofia. The city has regular bus transport to move around. Most sights in the center are walkable.