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My favorite spot in town: The Sea Garden and the Port, Varna
What is it?
The Sea garden is Varna’s largest, oldest and best known public park, also known as the “largest landscaped park in the Balkans”.
Located on 850 decares along the seaside line, the Sea garden is an important tourist attraction and a national monument of landscape architecture. No matter if you are going to visit Varna for a day, two or a week you should go for a walk in the sea garden at least once. The length of the park is 6km so if you want to go to the end of it and back you will walk 12km at total which is a great “Holiday workout”. And all that accompanied with a sea view throughout. Apart from the long alleys, the sea coast with the beach there are also lot of things to visit: an Alley of Cosmonauts (1960s), where the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin planting the first plant, a silver fir, on 26 May 1961 before a large crowd; the Observatory and Planetarium (1968), known as the “Nicolaus Copernicus” the first astronomical complex in Bulgaria and the biggest and most modern planetarium in the Balkans; the old open-air theatre, the venue of the Varna International Ballet Competition since 1964; the Varna Zoo opened in 1956; a Dolphinarium; a Museum of Natural History. Then, the Naval Museum offers an interesting display of historic naval objects such as the famous Bulgarian Drazki torpedo boat.
Walking through the sea garden you will get to the port of Varna where you will find a variety of restaurants offering local and international cuisine.