Probably the most beautiful thing in Burghaz is the sea garden. It spreads along the beach for kilometers and is full with small cafes, restaurants, a lot of trees and flowers and you can enjoy the sound of the sea walking arround. Very romantic in the evening to walk along the sea, listen how the waves break at the beach and than walk on the bridge inside the sea. In the evening you can see a moon way on it and the water is really dark. It looks like a real black sea.
That unofficial and free 'spa' comprises of a few salt production basins that are not used any more. One has very salty pinkish water that is so thick that you float like in the Dead Sea, and there are some with black thick mud that is supposedly good for your skin, joints, organs, and everything. There are people coming from other places too and everybody says those 'baths' helped them. I've been there only once, in 2004, and I don't even know whether the company that owns the salt production facilities, hasn't closed the place or something. It took me some time to make myself wallow in the mud like a pig but it was funny. Anyway the sea is right there so you can wash after that. There were also women taking the mud and salty water in jars to perform beauty procedures at home. (Anyway, it's free, compared to the expensive cosmetics with Dead Sea minerals). And it doesn't go bad, because it is bad, after all that mud was formed by salt and other minerals extracted from the water and the dead organisms. Did I mention that it stinks too. Now that's an off the beaten track place, as even most of the locals haven't heard of that place.
The Sea Garden Sculpture Park
The top part of the Sea Garden, overlooking the Old Beach and the Bridge, is dotted with various classical-style sculptures and busts of local and national notables. If your tastes are more contemporary continue down past the open air theatre where you'll find some interesting modern pieces by native artists.
Most have plaques with the works' titles and artists but on my visit these were covered with snow!
We went to Burgas for a one week vocation tow friends. We found quick flight, the hotel seemed nice, we both had only one week off for the summer, some friend that just came back from Burgas said it was a great vocation, so we decided to go.
First thing that caught my eyes was the fact that through the streets nothing seems to be to fancy.
No fancy restaurants, no fancy night life, and for some reason - I kind of liked it.
The hotel was good, it was easy to go down and make some shopping like light food and soft drinks. We had a Frigidaire (mini one) in the room, and it was very useful on summer days time.
We went to the beach several time, but we spend few good hours at the swimming pool, later at the hotel Spa.
At the evenings we went for dinner (dinners were also served at the hotel), we meet nice people , mostly from Europe, and we went out to bars and club at night.
I made friendship with the beauty salon down the street, and for one week I became to 4 time's week client :)
We hardly spent our money, cause we didn't find anything to buy.
Only an evening market we found to walk and see things, but hardly I could find something I'd like to buy (and I am ALWAYS find to buy!)
So it was a "Sea and Sun" vocation, but I came back tan as ever
"The fireman party......"
The fireman party......
At the swimming pool of the hotel
My favourite seaside city
"The park of the cats. Beware!"
We were literally encircled...helpless....there were three cats in each direction and we werent fools to see this was an Ambush! One day the cats will seize the park and probably demand a fee from every human being except kids (cats have some soft spot for them, since they allow being dressed in doll's clothes) so youd better visit it till its free.
The park is also known as Sea garden.
May be soon it will be renamed after Mr. Mistoffolees
can you count them? two hiding and one on the ground.