Bourgas info

Travel information, sightseeing, bars and restaurants, beaches, mineral baths, entertainment and holiday tips for Bourgas town on the Black sea coast in Bulgaria.

The popular town Bourgas is situated nearby the Bourgas bay - the biggest one on the Bulgarian Black sea coast. Atanasovsko Lake is on the north, Bourgas Lake is on the west and Mandrensko Lake is on the south.

The resort is famous for its pleasant climate, warm sea and the dark colour of the sands with healing quality. The attractive resort complexes, the long sunny summer and the cool winds transformed Bourgas into a romantic place for summer holiday.

Bourgas is a major sea port in the southern parts of Bulgaria and Sofia. It is a base for Black sea and ocean fishing, a town with a modern international airport, universities and numerous cultural institutions. The city of Bourgas is turning to be the most vivid and busy centre in the South Black sea coastline and has the biggest port in Bulgaria with well developed industry and flourishing trade relations. The port of Bourgas is the biggest sea-port in the country. The airport in Bourgas is the one where the international flights land in the summer.

It is not as famous as a beach resort (although you can find a few beaches), but rather as a starting point for the big southern Black Sea resorts in Bulgaria with its railway station facilities and busy bus station. The favorable geographic location and advanced transport infrastructure of Bourgas are good prerequisites for development of tourism and trade. Bourgas is not only an important industrial centre in the country; it also has considerable resources for tourism. What mostly attracts people here is undoubtedly the sea.

The Sea Garden which rivals the one in Varna, the cathedral of St. St. Cyril and Methodius with lavish decorations of mural paintings and frescos, the Armenian Church, the catholic cathedral, the churches of St. Deva Maria and St. Ivan Rilski, the natural science museum, the Philharmonic orchestra and the art gallery. The city beach in the proximity of the sea garden is a very busy and visited place.

There is a whole range of bars, restaurants, cafeterias, entertainments and sport facilities on one side and the natural tourist attraction - the golden sand, on the other. The dark colour of the sand on the seacoast of Bourgas is due to the tingle of magnetic alloys which have a very curative effect.

The archeological museum is in the building of the first class school in Bulgaria (1889) and was announces as a cultural monument. It hosts the biggest collection of anchors and stocks related to the ancient navigation on the Balkan Peninsula. Interesting site is the unique burial finding of a Thracian leader in a wooden sarcophagus. Preserved wooden boats from II century can also be seen there.

The ethnographic museum is presented by the biggest collections of suits, fabrics and ornaments from Strandja ethnographic group- a collection of nestinar garments from the village of Bulgari and etc. Colourfull and diverse are the flora and fauna presented in the Natural- Scientific museum. More about the development of the city and the region can be seen in the Historic museum.

The Bourgas mineral baths are 17 kilometers in north- western direction from Bourgas among a huge park. It is a balneology and mud- cure resort of national significance. The healing characteristic of the baths is famous from ancient times when the village war known as Aqua calidae, and was actually the first station on the roman road from Aetos(Aitos) to Kabile (Yambol). Later on the heeling springs are mentioned from Byzantium chroniclers and medieval travelers and geographers.

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