Sea Garden - Morska Gradina, Varna

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    Varna's Sea Garden

    by johngayton Updated Aug 3, 2008

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    It may be a bit of a cliche to say that "the best things in life are free" but it is, in my personal experience, quite often the case. Here in Varna one of my favourite places is the magnificent Sea Garden which sprawls northward from the city centre for several kilometres following the Black Sea coast. The Sea Garden (sometimes referred to as Primorski Park) is one of Europe's largest city centre public parks with an area of about 90,000 square metres and is an eclectic mix of both formal and informal cultivation.

    Many of Varna's main tourist attractions are situated within the park including the Dolphinarium, the Observatory and the Varna Aquarium as well as several cafes and restaurants. What I especially love about the place is that when you get off the main promenades, with their sculptures and monuments, pleasant though these concourses are, you really can just escape from the city and surround yourself with birdsong and the vegetal scents mingled with those of the sea.

    On one of my meandering wanders I had a bit of the park pretty much to myself until I came across another like-minded guy. This guy was just standing on the dirtpath, transfixed in his own solitude, listening to the birds and breathing deeply. This was one of those times where you don't need to have a shared language in order to be able to communicate as he greeted me and said (in Bulgarian) what I would assume was "Isn't this beautiful, listen to the birds..." I stopped and we stood a while in silence before I replied (in English) "Yes it is..."

    We shared a smile and parted company having shared a small moment of humanity and each set up for the rest of our day with the shared smile and the birdsong as our day's highlight.

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    The Sea garden

    by mirchica Written Jun 5, 2008

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    The Sea Garden is the Bulgarian port city of Varna's largest, oldest and best known public park, also said to be the largest landscaped park in the Balkans. Located along the city's coast on the Black Sea, it is an important tourist attraction and a national monument of landscape architecture.Here you can find the Varna Naval Museum,The Observatory and Planetarium,Varna Zoo,The dolphinarium,The open-air theater.A lot of fests and concerts take place too.

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    The Sea Garden

    by desert_princess Updated Dec 7, 2007

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    The Sea garden spreads all along the shore , and is a great place to take a walk among beautiful green landscape. It is kept clean , the grass is green , the flowers are blooming ...
    It has stairs and streams , blooming trees and old ladies selling crafts. Also an aquarium , observatory, navy museum and zoo garden.

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    Morska Gradina/Sea Garden

    by bijo69 Updated Aug 20, 2006

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    The Sea Garden stretches for about 8km along Varna's coast. It's a beautiful park and it's always full of people. Inside the park you've the zoo, an aquarium, a delphinarium, a terrarium and a planetarium. So the perfect place to keep you busy, even if it's raining.
    The park was designed by the Czech architect Anton Novak and opened in 1862.

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    Sea Garden

    by Galyam Written Jun 7, 2005

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    For people that like to walk I think a walk in the Sea Garden will be a great pleasure.
    It is quite big, so you can enter in the garden from many places. The most popular is the central entrance wich is a little bit further of Hotel Cherno More.

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  • Nature in the city

    by Union_Jack Written Jun 15, 2014

    An extremely popular and pleasant park running parallel with the beach..
    To tour the park, I recommend hiring a bicycle for 1 hour, for just 5 levs.

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    The Sea Garden

    by deeper_blue Written Sep 8, 2005

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    In between the beach and much of Varna is the sea garden. It is lit with green and blue lights in the evening and looks very serene.

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