Burgas Travel Guide

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Burgas Things to Do

  • Sea Park - Morska Gradina

    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'...

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  • Beach

    Bourgas definitely isn't in the same league regarding beaches as its close neighbours of Sozopol, Nessebar, Sunny Beach and etc. but it does have quite a reasonable stretch of sand in front of the Sea Gardens. The dark-coloured sand looks as if it is dirty but in fact the discolouration is merely due to naturally-occurring minerals and is actually...

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  • Central Square Trojkata

    One of the most touristic spots in Burgas, the fountain at Troykata Square. Behind it you can see another remnant of Socialism, the typical monument in almost every town. The last picture shows how the square looked before the fountain was built. We have a joke that whenever now gardens, parks, fountains and playgrounds appear, that means that...

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  • The Pier

    It's a nice place to take a strall, one of my favourite places in Burgas. . From there you get a view of the port, park and city. There is a small platform to jump from, although there are some guys jumping from the second level. There are also people fishing. I like to swim to the end of the pier but it's not allowed so I have to avoid the...

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  • Archeological Museum

    Expositions: Sea Navigation, Antient Times, Thracian Culture, Greek colonisation, Early Christianity, Mediaeval Culture working hours: Summer (1st of July -15th of September): Mo-Sa: 9-18h (lunch break: 13.00-14.00) ; Winter (16th of September - 31th of May): Mo-Fr: 8-17h (lunch break: 13.00-14.00)

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  • Ethnographical Museum

    The museum exposition represents the life style and the customs of the people living in Bourgas region. Special attention is paid to Buglarian customs Martenitsa, Kukeri and Nestinarstvo. There is a collection of Bulgarian traditional costumes. The museum is located in a house from the middle of the 19th century.

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Burgas Hotels

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  • Primoretz

    Primoretz (2-star) is on Batenberg street (near the harbor-end of the Sea Garden). Hotel Park...

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  • Hotel Bulgaria

    Hotel Bulgaria in Burgas is more than a hotel, it's a city-landmark of a sort. Situated on the main...

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  • California

    In my experience you usually get what you pay for with hotels, especially city centre ones. Here at...

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Burgas Restaurants

  • So Tasty I Ate Here Twice!

    As with the rest of the hotel the restaurant at the California is chic and stylish. Creamy painted stonework is broken by simple mahogany rails and arty features such as the wrought iron dividers and stained glass mock windows create a sense of space combined with intimacy.Tables are laid very formally with starched napkins, gleaming glassware,...

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  • Lunch at the Beach

    Following the footpath along the seafront north from the city centre you'll come across a clutch of seafront cafes. On my early February visit most of these were closed but one that does seem to be open year-round is Selena.This is a simple wooden shack overlooking the narrow strip of beach. With its sea view there's no need for elaborate decor and...

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  • Food On The Hoof

    On the main pedestrian street Bogoridi, heading up towards the Sea Garden there's this pair of take-away pizza places. They seem to be pretty much identical in what they have to offer and the prices are exactly the same. Personally I preferrred the Prisun place as the girl serving was always friendly. Well obviously it has to be pizza, tasty and...

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  • Great Hot Chocolate and Cheap Coffee

    This is a big, buzzy, cafe-bar facing onto the main pedestrian street Bogoridi, heading towards the Sea Garden. The food menu is limited to sandwiches, cakes and other snacky stuff but has a well-stocked bar and offers a full range of hot and cold beverages.Although the decor is youthfully trendy and the wide screen TV's permanantly tuned into the...

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  • Good Food, Great Atmosphere and...

    The highlights of my visit to Bansko (the town that is) were the local Mehanas where I enjoyed great food served in friendly, lively, surroundings. Here in the city centre of Burgas I stumbled across this "Bansko" (the Mehana) whilst doing my usual random wandering and so reckoned it might be worth a visit.From the outside the restaurant, with its...

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  • Excellent Meal - Just Not Chinese!

    On my previous visit to Bourgas I'd noticed a Chinese restaurant just off the main Troika Square but hadn't had a chance to try it. On this visit I had a sudden urge for something Oriental one evening and recalling that this one wasn't too far from my hotel (especially attractive since it had started snowing again) decided to search it out.I was...

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Burgas Nightlife

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    by arthur.snowd Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Bobbys Bar serves good grub and is good for a drink and meeting friends.

    Sharkys bar is open 24hrs and plays good music
    friendly staff

    Dress Code: anything you like

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Burgas Transportation

  • Burgas (BOJ) Airport

    The most convinient way to reach Burgas (Area) is a charter flight to Burgas Airport. Only in Summer time you can reach this airport from a lot of european Destinations. Bourgas Airport is situated in a picturesque bay on the southern Bulgarian Black Sea coast, 10 km north-east of the town of Bourgas.From the Airport is a public bus Nr. 15 running...

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  • Where Pedestrians Have Right Of Way

    Burgas is an eminently walkable city with its main thoroughfares of Alexandrova (between the railway station and the Troika Square) and Aleko Bogoridi (from the Svoboda Square to the Sea Garden) being fully pedestrianised. Where these streets interesect with traffic-bearing ones pedestrians have right of way and local drivers are usually perfectly...

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  • Bourgas's Easy To Navigate Bus Station

    Bourgas's main bus station is the "South" station which is next to its railway station on Garov Ploshtad Sq. and services most of the popular local routes including to and from the airport. What I was particularly impressed with here is that for once things are actually well signposted!! The main timetable is on the wall outside the ticket office...

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Burgas Shopping

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  • Mall Galleria Burgas

    The first shopping centre in Bulgaria to be categorized “green project” by the American Certification System LEED;Providing the long foreseen entertainment offer which the region considerably misses;First cinema multiplex in the city with 10 screens; Introducing new and upgrading existing fashion brands available in Burgas;International fashion...

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  • Where can I buy fabrics to make my own...

    I've been in Burgas serval times. For a few years ago I bought fabrics in some shops in the main street. But last summer I could not find any store selling this. Can anyone help me finding places where they sell fabrics? (Cotton, wool, silk, etc ).I also want to find a hobby shop. (Paint, pencils, pearls to make jewlery...).

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  • Books

    I am kind of addicted to buy books and the problem is that I don't have more room for books... But I really can't miss the chance to buy some more books in this bookstore. Helikon has now branches in Sofia too, but this is where the story started.Of course the most of the books are in Bulgarian. books and music

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Burgas Local Customs

  • Enjoying The Snow #2

    It's good to see that even in this modern day of computers and telling visions that the age-old amusements are still keeping the kids interested. Pretty cool looking snowman!

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  • Enjoying The Snow #1

    Here's a little trio of kids taking advantage of one of the ramped pathways in the Sea Garden. You'll notice the one in the middle doesn't have a sled but is making do quite adequately with a sheet of plastic.

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  • Logical Place To Meet Your Date!

    This clock on Svoboda Square, next the towering Hotel Bulgaria, was formerly the clock of a nearby pharmacy which was demolished in 1985. The clock was relocated to here and is now a popular local meeting place. All three faces tell the correct time and so you've no excuse for being late!

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Burgas Warnings and Dangers

  • The Most Expensive Beer In Town!

    With an hour or so before my train onwards from Burgas, heading for Plovdiv and then Veliko Turnovo, I reckoned a final beer somewhere close to the station would be in order (having said my farewells to the guys at Pri Akolite over my morning coffee).This is quite a smart-looking bar, on the main pedestrian street Aleksandrovska, and seemed quite...

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  • Is It A Conspiracy?

    One thing I was particularly impressed with here in Bourgas was the street signage. This was the first place in Bulgaria that not only did the streets have signs in the logical places; such as at their starts and their intersections, but also written both in Cyrillic and Latin characters.Yep, I was dead impressed...until...It came to finding my...

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  • Changing money

    Changing money on the streets should be avoided.You may encounter people around the railway station offering better rates than the banks and hotels, but don't be tempted by this. The scams vary in nature. For example, I was approached by a Turkish guy with a large pile of (probably fake) notes who asked if I could give him change for a 50 leva note...

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Burgas Tourist Traps

  • by mitchelb Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Watch out for the beggars the will pester you ( there aren't that many we saw about 3 but they were young girls with babies who follow you for about 100m) Dont give them any money as they are professional beggars

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Burgas Off The Beaten Path

  • 'Mud' baths

    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...

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  • Head North!

    For a pleasant wander along the sea shore you can walk for miles north from the city. This takes you past the wetlands of the Atanosovsko Lake and its salt-flats whose dark mud is reputed to have healing properties.The seashore varies as you walk and arriving at the section of black sand comes as a bit of a surprise. The sand actually IS black, not...

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  • Gramophones

    the first one is to be found ot Bogoridi Street - the street that leads from the city centre to the sea, sea garden and the pier. Next to the gramophone there is coffee shop - try the cakes there.it is a popular meeting place.the second one in the yard of the Ethnographical museum.

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Burgas Favorites

  • The Pantheon

    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.

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  • Burgas Tourist Information Centre

    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...

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  • Outdoor cafes, Bourgas

    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.

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