Best Tourist Places to Visit in Burgas, Bulgaria, Europe

Best Tourist Places to Visit in Burgas, Bulgaria, Europe

Burgas is one of the major cities of Bulgaria placed on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast covering an area of 253.644 sq. km. It is the 4th largest city in Bulgaria with a population of 200,271 as of the 2011 census, followed by Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna.

Burgas is known for its tourism and industrial sectors since it houses south-eastern Europe’s largest oil refinery, the LUKOIL Neftochim Burgas and the largest seaport and the 2nd major airport of Bulgaria. Burgas features a humid subtropical climate.


Geography of Burgas:

Burgas is located about 128 km from Varna and 382 km from Sofia, the capital of Burgas, at the coordinates of 42°29′43″ N 27°28′18″ E and at an altitude of 30 meters.


History of Burgas:

It is believed that, Burgas derives its name from the Latin or Gothic language and the literal meaning of Burgas is ‘signified consolidated walled villages’. Thracians were the first known settlers and founders of Burgas, founded a fortress and the mineral baths.


Connectivity to Burgas:

Burgas is served by its own airport, called Burgas Airport or Sarafovo Airport which is located 10 km away from the heart of the city with scheduled flights to Sofia, Varna, London, Moscow and seasonal flights to St. Petersburg, Dublin, Ostrava, Prague, Budapest, Katowice, Copenhagen and Helsinki.

Tourists can reach downtown Burgas by taking taxi or bus from airport and buses generally cost around 100 leva.

Burgas is also connected by trains to Moscow, Kiev, Bratislava, Budapest and Prague and the railway station of Burgas is located in the centre of the city.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Burgas:

Burgas is culturally rich city housing numerous museums, churches and grand internationally renowned festivals such as International Audition for performances of German and Austrian music, Erata na Wodoleja, Burgas Sailing Week and International Folk Festival.

The Burgas Plaza Mall is the major shopping centre and it can be reachable by bus number 211 from the city centre. Gold shops are very famous in Burgas.

The reputed restaurants in Burgas are listed below:

  • Happy Bar & Grill
  • Monte Cristo
  • Bikini Beach Bar
  • Romance Pub and Pizza


What to do in Burgas?

  • Taking part in Annual Festivals
  • Visiting Beaches
  • Visiting Museums
  • Visiting Churches
  • Visiting Parks


Tourist Attractions in Burgas:

Nature and Science Museum in Burgas:

Located on Fotinov Street, Burgas’s Nature and Science Museum is open for tourists 10:00-19:00 (Monday –Friday) and 10:00-18:00 (Saturday). It showcases on local flora, fauna and geography.


Burgas Lake:

Burgas Lake is situated in the west part of Burgas which is the largest natural lake in the country. It is passed by the largest bird migration ‘highways’, Via Pontica and the lake is very much popular for carp fishing.


Historical Museum in Burgas:

The historical museum of Burgas describes local as well as national history from the first settlers to present Bulgaria. The museum is located on 31 Lermontov Street and tourists are allowed between 10:00-19:00 (Monday to Friday) and 10:00-18:00 (Saturday).


List of other places of interest in Burgas includes:

  • The beaches in Burgas
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Ethnographic Museum
  • The city Gallery of Fine Arts
  • Atanasovsko Lake
  • Mandrensko Lake
  • Roman City of Develtum
  • The Poros Fortness
  • The Erkesiya-Border wall
  • The Rusokastro Fortness
  • Navel of Burgas
  • Opera House
  • City Beach
  • Holy Theotokos Orthodox Church
  • Saints Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Cathedral


Best time to visit Burgas:

From May to October will be the best time to enjoy your holidays in Burgas.


Accommodation options in Burgas:

The downtown Burgas is home to the major luxury hotels and also tourists can reach Sarafovo to find mid range options such as holiday apartments, guesthouses and BB and inns. Most of the major hotels conduct tours and arrange vehicles for their guest. The prominent hotels in Burgas are listed below:

  • Hotel Avenue
  • Plaza Hotel Burgas
  • Primoretz Grand Hotel & Spa
  • Hotel Chiplakoff
  • Hotel Burgas
  • Hotel Luxor
  • Hotel Gran Via
  • Hotel Bulgaria
  • Green House
  • R&G Hotel
  • Jasmine Residence
  • Hotel Prestige
  • Hotel Fors
  • Family Hotel Saint Iliya
  • Hotel Modeva

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