For decades, historians have debated whether Burgas
is a new or ancient city. One thing is for sure - there is a lot of evidence that the territory of Bulgaria, in the region of Strandzha, only few kilometers from the city, humanity arose. In this article we will tell you only about few interesting places to visit
during your stay in Burgas
Burgas Regional Historical Museum - founded in 1925 by the Archaeological Society. Today it has an "Archeology" hall with a rich collection of the old Black Sea colonies near Burgas. The museum hosts many ceramic vessels, household items, coins and jewelry from antiquity, stone tombstones, plates of Thracian horsemen, tools and models of ancient settlements. You will meet the recent history, photos of famous Bulgarian from this region, who left a trace in the national history.
The City Art Gallery of Burgas was established in 1945 with halls for foreign art, for works by Bulgarian painters and for icons of Revival icon painters.
The sea garden is located on a high shore. It is full of rare plants, trees and sculptures. It has a bust of the Polish poet and revolutionary Adam Mickiewicz, who resided in the city in 1850. In the garden are the casino and the summer theater, which hosts the annual International Folklore Festival.
The central beach is located under the sea garden and can be reached by a beautiful and branched staircase, overgrown with greenery. The sand has many impurities of magnetite and is therefore dark. The town also has a northern beach, close to the Izgrev district, next to the salt pans.
The Ethnographic Museum of Burgas contains an interesting collection of traditional mummer's masks and costumes, household items and ritual attributes typical for the region. There is a video hall where films with ethnographic and historical themes are screened, many traditional Bulgarian fabrics and embroideries, typical for the district, are exhibited. It is in a house build in 1873, declared a cultural monument.
The Natural History Museum contains many exhibits that tell about the geological features of the land and the region, the flora and fauna. More than 1,200 exhibits related to insects and reptiles are on display. More than 140 species of fish, plants from the Strandzha region, protected and endemic species are presented.
The Philharmonic, the Opera and the Drama Theater occupy in three separate buildings and operate throughout the season. Along with the Puppet Theater, they give the cultural image of the city with their interesting concerts and performances.
A landmark of Burgas is the Armenian Church
, located next to Hotel
Bulgaria. It was built in 1855 by the Armenian community in Burgas, supported by Bulgarians.
There are many festivals and music events in Burgas