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.
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It’s Aladzha Monastery is the biggest cave monastery on the Black Sea Coast, 17kms outside of the main city.
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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.
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The Dormition of the Mother of God Cathedral is the largest church building in Varna, and the third largest cathedral in Bulgaria.
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Sunrises at Euxinograd - a late 19th century Bulgarian former royal summer palace and park - are absolutely magical! Worth the trek 😍
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My personal favourite are the city’s Roman baths; fourth largest preserved Roman thermal in Europe and largest in the Balkans.
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Another rich piece of history is the Monument of the Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship; constructed as a symbol of friendship between the two.
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And last but not the least; visit Cape Galata! A rock cape in Bulgaria, 4km from Lake Varna, recessed into the Black Sea. 🌊
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