This is Burgas's Communist-era monument (constructed in 1981) to those killed during the resistance against Fascism. At its centre is an eternal flame and the inside walls have plaques commemorating the individuals.
It looks stark and ugly from a distance but up close it is quite strikingly evocative.
Burgas's Tourist Information Centre is located at blvd Hristo Botev 46, in the underpass from the city centre to the Theatre and Opera House. Here multi-lingual staff can assist with pretty much any query including accommodation, public transport and things to do. There are the usual freebie maps and leaflets as well as items for sale.
The website is also very useful, with a nice panoramic virtual tour of the city. The office is also contactable by phone on 056 825772.
The main street of Bourgas, ulitsa Aleksandrovska, contains numerous cafes which are shaded from the sun by the trees that line this street.
It is a great place to stop for a cool glass of the local Burgaska beer, (about 1-1.5 leva for a large glass), watching the world go by.
Bourgas is a thriving tourist town in the summer months.
The main street in Bourgas, running from the area around the port, the railway station and the main bus terminal to Bourgas University, is ulitsa Aleksandrovska.
A number of shops and outdoor cafes can be found along this tree-lined street.
The second main street in Bourgas is ulitsa Aleko Bogoridi, which heads eastwards from ulitsa Aleksandrovska towards the Maritime Park.
The Sea Garden is a pleasant place to be at any season (but please, avoid walking its dark alleys late at night).
You can see people walking dogs, mothers with kids, young lovers, etc. It's the place to relax and spend an hour or two away from busy streets.
Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church built in 1894-1895 (architect Toscani).
Fondest memory: Celebrating Easter in Burgas (and anywhere in Bulgaria) is a great experience, even for those who are not very religious.
Usually, the square in front of this particular church starts filling up with people an hour or so before midnight on Saturday. After the service and ritual lighting of candles you can see hundreds of people walking home with lit candles. Almost like a festival of lights.
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.
Fondest memory: 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.
Walk along the Bogoridi Street downtown Burgas and enjoy the uncountable amount of cafes and bars on this street full with you people.
Fondest memory: Here you canm drink coctails and enjoy the evening breeze from the sea.
You must stay at the Sunny Beach Resort
A visit to Khans Tent is a must. Take one of the many trips to the old City of Varna and the resort of Golden Sands.
Fondest memory: Church In the City Centre
Visit to Nessabar