Varna Archaeological Museum, Varna

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Varna Archaeological Museum houses the oldest gold treasure in the world, dating back to 4600 to 4200 BCE. You can view more than 2,000 golden objects, including a golden scepter, the symbol of a monarch's power. Among the museum's collection of more than 100,000 artifacts, you can examine ceramics, coins, cult items, a golden necropolis, icons, jewelry, and weapons. Exhibits are categorized by historical periods: prehistoric, Thracian, ancient, medieval, Ottoman, and Bulgarian National Revival. On your way to the exhibition halls, note the decorated walls of the corridor that surrounds the building. The museum also houses a library, children's education museum, gift shop, and cafeteria. With our custom trip planner, Varna attractions like Varna Archaeological Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Ancient history, artefacts, funerals, alien figurines ... tons of curious exhibits. If you love this kind of museum, spare at least two days for this one. I live in Varna and I'm proud of it.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    My husband and I spent just over an hour at this museum which had many interesting artefacts mainly from excavations from around the Varna area, including the oldest gold to be found. The exhibits wer...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Lots and lots of stuff in cabinets. Which is my sort of thing, so that's fine, but children would get extremely bored and very quickly. To begin with the arrows clearly direct you to each 'room of cab...  more »

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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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