St. Anastasia Island
The Monastery “St. Anastasia Farmakolitriya (Healer)” is the only island monastery in Bulgaria, preserved till nowadays. The earliest evidence for the existence of the monastery are XV century. Over the years, the monastery was burned down several times and attacked by pirates. Lighthouse on the island was built in 1889. It was mounted on an iron pillar erected 40 meters above sea level and in good weather its light is visible to 10 miles. It is started for the first time on June 13, 1914.
10 “Sveti Sveti Kiril I Metodii” Sq.
Cathedral “St. St. Kiril & Metodii”
One of the main symbols of Bourgas is the cathedral “St. St Kiril & Metodii” – the biggest, oldest and one of the most beautiful Orthodox Churches in the city of Burgas. Its foundations were laid in 1895, but was completed only in 1907. The church is a three-nave basilica. On the beautiful stained glass at the main entrance are portrays the holy brothers Kiril & Metodii.
The Sea Garden
The Sea Garden is the largest park in city of Bourgas. It is located along the city’s coast on the Black Sea and it is an important tourist attraction and a national monument of landscape architecture on the Balkans. Sea Garden can offer you entertainment which attracts a world-wide audience every year – these include “Burgas and the Sea” Popular Song Contest, “Spirit of Bourgas” Music Festival, Sea Garden Festival (since 2014) and the BlueZZ fest.
Alexandrovska Street also known as the Largo (Main Street) is the most visited and busiest street in Bourgas. The recently renovated Alexandrovska Str. is attractive and has a modern European look with its rest areas, shops, restaurants and cafes. Here you can often meet street artists, musicians, sometimes a clown, entertaining the little ones or a chimney sweep whom you can touch for good luck throughout the year.
Sand Fest Bourgas
The first ever Festival of sand sculptures in Bulgaria was in July 2008 in the town Bоurgas. It presented world-renowned artists from Indonesia, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria. Every year, the festival theme is different – “Sea World”, “Fairy Tale Heroes”, “Circus”, “Cartoon Character”, “Hall of Fame”, etc. Information about the art of building sand sculptures exist back to the time of the ancient Egyptians.
The Museum of Ethnography
The Bourgas Museum of Ethnography is located in the central part of the city, near the “St. st. Kiril and Metodii” Church . The museum exhibition is arranged in one of the most beautiful old buildings of Bourgas, built in the mid-nineteenth century. The Ethnographic Museum has gathered in several rooms incredible collection of traditional Bulgarian costumes from all ethnographic groups in Bourgas region.
Black Sea Salt Pans
Black Sea Salt Pans are one of the most famous places in Bourgas. People from all over the country and abroad come here to immerse themselves in healing lye and smeared with mud. Salt pans are located 3 km from the city and they can be easily reached on foot from the beach. They are shallow and very dense because of the salt, so it is not likely to sink. You can lie on your back on them, but do not stay too long – 15-20 minutes is enough.
Ravadinovo Castle is a unique attraction for Bulgaria. It is built of stones with understanding and with attention to the all small details, so it looks like a real medieval knight castle. There are many gardens and green areas and the building is overgrown with ivy. Front of the castle is situated an artificial lake. The castle hosts an art gallery, wine cellar and several large halls. The building has very beautiful night lighting, which makes the place fabulous.
Mall Galleria Bourgas is the first modern shopping centre in the city and the first green mall in Bulgaria certified by the American system for sustainable construction LEED. Тhe mall offers its visitors great variety of places for shopping and entertainment which ensures convenience and pleasant experience at affordable prices. The complex with its shops and facilities on 3 levels satisfies the expectations of the most demanding customers.
Bourgas Plaza is the first shopping center in Bourgas and the region, designed according to the best international practices. As such, the mall features spaciousness, good visibility of the retail stores and easy navigation of the traffic of visitors throughout the mall. The building consist of two layers – a ground and a first floor, offering a tenant mix which represents prominent international and Bulgarian retailers.
Location: 35 km south of Bourgas
The city of Sozopol is located on a scenic bay along the southern Bulgarian coast, about 35 km south of Bourgas. The romantic atmosphere of the city’s beautiful old town attracts visitors from all over the world. Archeological research indicates that the city has a cultural tradition that is some 7,000 years old.
Location: 36 km northeast of Bourgas
The old town with its millennial history, is built on a small romantic rocky peninsula, connected to the mainland through a narrow isthmus. Valuable monuments of all historical epochs of its millennial history are preserved there: old fortress walls, remained from Roman times and Middle Ages, the old Byzantine and Bulgarian medieval churches, revival houses built between 18th and 19th centuries.
Location: 22 km northeast of Bourgas
The region has been famous for the medicinal qualities of the mud extracted during the production of salt in Pomorie Lake ever since ancient times. The healing powers of the mineral water in the town are also well-known. In the morning before sunrise the air is rich in ozone, negative ions, ultraviolet rays and iodine released in gas form by seaweed. The excellent conditions for spa and balneo tourism in Pomorie, the charming sea and the modern hotel facilities offers a great vacation.
Location: 37 km northeast of Bourgas
Sunny Beach is the largest resort complex in the country, and it often hosts parties that include world-famous DJs and performers. Attractions for tourists include the beach, water sports, and the nearby historic site of Nessebar. There are two water parks near the resort. The Decade of Symphonic Music, part of the International Folklore Festival, fashion shows, and various beach competitions are held in Sunny Beach.