Visit Bulgaria’s Underrated, Third Largest City: Varna!
Not only the third largest city, Varna is also the biggest seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. The city has been a major economic hub.
It’s Aladzha Monastery is the biggest cave monastery on the Black Sea Coast, 17kms outside of the main city.
Legend says (and there have been sightings) people have witnessed ghosts of the monks who used to live here!
Another lovely attraction is its sea garden: the city’s largest, oldest and best known public park. It is also said to be the biggest in the Balkans.
The Dormition of the Mother of God Cathedral is the largest church building in Varna, and the third largest cathedral in Bulgaria.
Sunrises at Euxinograd - a late 19th century Bulgarian former royal summer palace and park - are absolutely magical! Worth the trek 😍
My personal favourite are the city’s Roman baths; fourth largest preserved Roman thermal in Europe and largest in the Balkans.
Another rich piece of history is the Monument of the Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship; constructed as a symbol of friendship between the two.
And last but not the least; visit Cape Galata! A rock cape in Bulgaria, 4km from Lake Varna, recessed into the Black Sea. 🌊