Things to do in Varna

Varna is the marine capital of Bulgaria

Varna, one of Bulgaria’s largest cities, is a major seaport, business hub, and university center. It is also a popular beach destination and the headquarters of merchant marine and the Bulgarian Navy. Because of its important roles in the country’s flourishing industries, Varna has become a dazzling tourist hub and holiday destination on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast.


Things to do in Varna

Varna is a beautiful town and a fantastic place to spend your holiday. You’ll find a wide selection of things to do in Varna with everything from nice beaches to pulsating nightlife venues.


The Sea Garden Park

At the Sea Garden, the oldest and one of the largest parks in Varna, you can try an array of activities. You can check out the zoo and terrarium, stroll along the beaches, soak up in the hot mineral springs, and join vibrant beach parties at the seaside clubs lining the shore.


Varna Aquarium

The Varna Aquarium features different marine species from all over the world, focusing on the flora and fauna of the Black Sea. You can also visit the Varna Dolphinarium where you can watch entertaining dolphin shows and even feed dolphins.



There are plenty of nightlife options in the city, the most vibrant of which are located along the beach. Bars, clubs, restaurants, and cafes hold beach parties and mini-concerts at night.


When to go to Varna

Varna features a humid subtropical climate with continental and maritime influences. The summer season covers the months of May to early October, with average daily temperatures ranging from 25 to 35 °C (77 to 95 °F). December to March is the winter season in Varna, experiencing average daily temperatures of 5 to 10 °C (°F). Snow is expected in the months of December through February and rainfall is spread evenly throughout the year.


Festivals and celebrations

Throughout the year, there are different national and local events hosted in Varna, plus an assortment of arts, theater, and music festivals. It has a flourishing pop culture scene and has been a festival center in Bulgaria.


Things to do in Varna

Varna Facts

Population334 744
CurrencyBulgarian Lev
AirportVarna, Bulgaria (VAR)

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Varna Opera Theatre

The Varna Opera Theatre is the home of opera in Varna and has been that since they first opened their gates in 1947. Designed by architect Nikola Lazarov, this opera house is especially beautiful at night when the red and white exterior meets the light from the moon. Here you can enjoy the best opera and ballet that Varna has to offer and if you become especially keen on the Varna style of opera, you can also see them tour all over Europe. You can find the opera theater near the City Garden on Ruse street, so make sure to not miss it when you are in town!

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