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Stone Forest, Varna

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#2 of 10 in Historic Sites in Varna
At Stone Forest, see natural rock formations resembling animals, frozen fountains, or cascades.The stone formations--mainly between 5 and 7 m (16 and 23 ft) high--do not have solid foundations, but are hollow and filled with sand. It seems as though the pillars are stuck into the surrounding sand. The prevailing theory is that this petrified forest was formed some 50 million years ago while it was still a part of the sea floor. Take a look at our Varna day trip tool to schedule your visit to Stone Forest and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Available only in the morning hours until 11.30. Interesting, liked it! Beautiful, monumental, like children too)
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  • I can not understand people who say it is not something special as the nature has created it itself. It was definitely worth visiting and walking around, took us about an hour there under hot sun with...  more »
  • A friendly stroll on a natural and original site whose origin is a blur! Pictures for the family. Site with very fine sand, take shoes or feet we. Paying 3 lev for adults, 2 for children and free parking. To do, we're having a good time.
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  • A desert in Europe? Yes - here in Bulgaria you can see a real desert with really interesting naturally made from stone columns. You have to pay 3 BGN to enter the main part. Easy reachable by car - 2 minutes from the highway.
  • Doesn't look like much from the road but once you get past the turn, you become surrounded by the strange rock formations created millions of years ago. Really interesting to explore the entire site. Best part was it's just two minutes off the highway.
  • Very beautiful place. But it's a desert, so wear appropriate shoes.
  • It's a quiet place without a lot of traffic, which makes it perfect if you want to escape the crowded nature of the city. The view is amazing and there is a lot to see. The place is brimming with a positive vibe and is just waiting for you to experience it.
  • Amazing piece of natural wonder. Awe inspiring place. It is believed to be 50 mil years old.

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Where to stay in Varna

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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