National Maritime Museum, Varna

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Experience the inner-workings of the Bulgarian navy at National Maritime Museum, which features pictures, documents, and various military objects ranging from flags to cannons--and even entire battleships. Located in a garden by the sea, this museum uses indoor and outdoor spaces. Walk through the interior areas to see model boats and glass cabinets that preserve colorful uniforms and medals, among other valuable items. Read about the country's naval history, spanning from the Ottoman times to World War II. Once outside, walk through the gardens to view military tanks and helicopters, large grenades, anchors, and submarines. National Maritime Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Varna Edition.
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  • July 20, 2017
    Probably my favorite museum in Varna. Many things to see, some old stuff and lots of history. The information is well served, didn't lose my attention. I was there at night, during "the night of the m...  more »
  • June 6, 2017
    Museum inside the building with beautiful models of boats, marine equipment and uniforms. Museum outside damage the boats and aircraft present be no better highlighted.
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  • May 30, 2017
    Naval History Museum located right on the sea front and easily reached from the Center with a pleasant walk. I saw only the outside since that day the Museum was closed. The next round in Varna will visit also the inside because I think deserves. Very recommended
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As Bulgaria's largest coastal town and the nexus of its burgeoning seaside vacation industry, Varna boasts a wide array of hotels and accommodations. The city center north of the train station features large, upscale hotels ranging from Communist-era concrete block-style buildings to more fanciful boutiques. Many offer swimming pools and plenty of amenities. To cut down on costs, consider staying in a guesthouse or bed and breakfast. Beachgoers will want to check out the range of hotels strung out north of the city, which extend a significant distance up the coast. However, keep in mind that staying right on the water will come with a heightened price tag.
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