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What You Should Know More About Burgas

  • Travel Advice

    ·         Keep the beggars at bay.

    ·         Do not get over friendly with the guide or the strangers here.

    ·         Make sure you dress in accordance with the local traditions and cultures.

    ·         Do not do anything that hurts the local sentiments.

    ·         Always be alert.

    ·         Do not leave your valuables in the hotel room.

    ·         Opt for a hotel that has a room safe.

    ·         Do not flaunt your valuables or jewelry in public places.

    ·         Make sure you have some idea of the local language before you visit the country.

    ·         Do not get involved in drugs of any form.

    ·         If you have a medical condition, carry all the needed medicines.

    ·         Always have with you a first aid kit.

    ·         Do not film without permission.

    ·         If you ever feel lost, take help from the locals here.

    ·         Whenever you interact with the locals, do ensure you are warm and polite.

    ·         Do not let anyone take advantage of you.

    ·         Whenever you are visiting any new destination, it is always a good idea to gather sufficient information about that place before you travel there.

    ·         Always travel in large groups.

    ·         Make sure you do not explore the unknown trails during the night hours.

    ·         Ensure that you have with you at least one identity proof. 

  • Drinking Law

    The legal age for drinking in Burgas is 18 years. 

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    St. Anastasia Island


    St. Anastasia Island is known to be one of the best tourist places in Burgas which is preserved in a classic setup. You can visit this wonderful landmass located in the Black Sea. Tourists can access a boat ride to cover a distance of 1.5 km from the coast near Chernomorets. You will be surprised to know that it is the only inhabited island present close to the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. The island consists all the basic amenities such as electricity and drinking water. The name of this destination has been acquired from St. Anastasia convent which is located on the island itself. This convent was built during the Middle Age era and was reconstructed somewhere between 18th-19th century. After 1923, the island was converted into a prison. At present, you can check out the monastery along with its church; the lighthouse is also listed among the top attractions on St. Anastasia Island. There is also a museum in the vicinity which is counted as an impressive landmark. During the summer time, boat services are quite active running back and forth from the island.

     

    Lake Burgas


    This amazing waterbody is located near the Black Sea and can be reached after travelling west from the city of Burgas. Tourists flock in huge numbers to examine this large natural lake which is spread in a total area of 27.60 km². Moreover, the length of Lake Burga is 9.6 km and possesses a depth of 34 m, making it one of the famous lakes in Bulgaria. The most attractive aspect of Lake Burga is the presence of a wide variety of species which include 60 invertebrates, 23 fishes and 254 bird species. In the past, Lake Burga was known as an important fish-producing reservoir, but now it has gained more value after the construction of a petrochemical plant close to the city. You can stay here to explore the different sections which offer serene glimpses.

     

    Sand Fest Burgas


    You must surely manage a things-to-do list for your trip to Burgas. Sand Fest Burgas is an exquisite event that should be visited by every tourist. It is basically a festival of sand sculptures in Bulgaria held near Burgas. Every year a large number of world-renowned artists from Belgium, Indonesia, Netherlands, Russia, Ireland and Ukraine participate in this event. The theme of the festival changes every year which adds excitement to the competition. Tourists will get to learn about the art of building sand sculptures which dates back to the time of the ancient Egyptians. Do not forget to carry your camera as the view of the stunning artistic sculptures is worth capturing.

     

    Natural History Museum


    If you are in search for the finest places to see in Burgas, then do not miss a chance to visit the Natural History Museum. This building is situated in the central part of Burgas which can be reached without any hassle. One can acquire useful information related to almost all the animal species that exist in the surrounding region. Insects, birds, fishes, reptiles, mammals and amphibians; there are precise displays connected to these species that would surely enlighten you to the core. Moreover, there are interesting dioramas available in the museum that offer deep insight about the wildlife from the Strandzha Mountain and Bourgas Lakes. The Natural History Museum in Bourgas was established in 1973. In the initial days, it used to possess 1699 exhibits, 229 drawings, 102 photographs and 31 maps. At present, you can spot more than 2000 exhibits along with 400 drawings, photographs and maps. Around 1000 exhibits are preserved in the fund of the museum. Tourists can also examine the library which manages over 1000 scientific books. The building consists of three floors that is indeed a culturally important site for the locals as well as visitors. What more? Tourists can cherish the view of various fossils of bigherbivorous mammals such as hyracotherium, deinotherium, rhinoceros and mastodon that lived in this area. A new section of the museum was inaugurated in 2005. Tourists can check out a variety of minerals in this segment. It is advisable that you access a guided tour in order to grab extra details about the various exhibits present in the museum.

     

    Ethnographic Museum


    There are numerous sightseeing locations in Burgas which would surely keep you stuck in this majestic land. Do not skip a visit to Ethnographic Museum which is housed in different buildings dated from mid-19th century. The best part is that, this museum is situated right next to the Cathedral Church “Saints Cyril and Methodius”. One can visit this landmark for checking out the traditional culture and lifestyle which belonged to old Burgas. There is a permanent exhibition which offers a classic collection of Bulgarian traditional costumes that represents all the ethnographic groups from the Burgas area. You will be stunned to see the unique ritual costumes from the 19th century, which are linked to the rite practices as well as folklore celebrations. Since the past 10 years, the museum has been actively functioning as a scientific and cultural institute with the possession of four basic exhibitions-archaeological, historical, natural and ethnographic.

     

    Poros Fortress


    This fortress is counted among the most exclusive resorts in Burgas. You will have to travel a distance of 100 meters from the protected area of Pora situated near Burgas to reach this structure. This ancient fortress is mentioned in several old European sea maps belonging to the XIII-XVII centuries when the castle was called by the name Poros. It acted as a wall to resist entrance to the Mandrenskoto Lake. In the southeast entrance of the fortress, a massive rectangular tower was found out by archaeologists. Tourists can scan the preserved part of the fortress wall which is about 3 meters wide and stands tall with a length of 15 meters. You will be amazed after viewing the remains of walls as well as ruins of the rectangular building from V-XIII century. 

  • What you will like there?

    Sea Gardens


    The Bulgarian coastal cities are decorated with giant seafront parks which are quite alluring. You can visit several of these sea gardens in Burgas which are tagged as the perfect destinations for relaxing and accessing sports facilities.  You will find most of the city’s attractions dwelled in & around these sea gardens. Tourists adore the elegant promenades which are rich in fountains, cafes, playgrounds and ice cream stands. Some of these gardens also possess open air theatres as well as tennis courts.  Plan a stay in Burgas and tour these marvelous regions which are a perfect blend of nature & man-made marvels.


    Beaches


    One of the most fascinating aspects of Burgas is the presence of scenic beaches. You can stroll at peace and enjoy the cool breeze which is considered quite relaxing. The North Beach is the famous spot where most of the locals come to sunbathe and take a dip in the sparkling water. Moreover, there are several fun activities which can be accessed both on land and water. If you wish to savor some delicious food items, then the bars and restaurants situated on the coastline are there to satisfy your needs. Tourists can enjoy beach football as well as volleyball at the separate courts available close to the beaches.


    Traditional Food


    The traditional cuisine available in Burgas is quite relishing. Though the area has transformed over the past few years, you will still find several resorts where you can access typical Bulgarian cuisine offered in a typically Bulgarian setting that involves a mehana, or tavern. One can easily spot restaurants which offer Bulgarian classics such as kebabs and a wide range of stuffed peppers, grilled meats and the popular shopska salad. Do not forget to taste rakia or Bulgarian red wine with your meal. As a dessert item, the tourists can taste baklava or sweetened yoghurt that offers an authentic flavor. 

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