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Varna Archaeological Museum

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Address: 41, Bul. Maria Louisa, Varna 9000, Bulgaria
Phone Number: 52 681030
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Is a must for history lovers

Museum has too many pieces and you must reserve at least two hours to see them. There are few people outside the season. It has more masterpieces than similar museum from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
Nadir A
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Constanta
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Constanta
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142 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Museum has too many pieces and you must reserve at least two hours to see them. There are few people outside the season. It has more masterpieces than similar museum from Constanta.

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Thank Nadir A
the west
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The Museum traces human history around Varna and surrounding areas from very early times. The first floor is the most interesting and well done. The second floor less so. Some very nice artifacts are very well presented including what is believed to be the oldest processed gold jewelry ever found. Photography is not permitted, admission is 10 Leva per person.

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Thank rocTheWest
Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

The highlight of Varna and in fact the only place of interest worth visiting apart from the Cathedral. The museum houses the oldest worked gold in the world and it is exquisite apart from many other interesting artifacts throughout the ages. All the exhibits are well displayed and a clear description is given in both Bulgarian and English. Allow at... More 

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Thank pickymissy2015
Crewe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

History starting around 450BC with some nice artefacts moving forward through history as you complete a circle of the building. I particularly found the gold pieces interesting with some very early examples. There is a skeleton of a young child and some really nice Roman stone carvings. All the information boards are also written in English and easy to follow.... More 

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Thank BoethiusRTW
Brno, Czech Republic
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I went to this museum to see the famous ancient burial artifacts and gold from the Varna graveyard. As expected, that exhibit was amazing, but just the tip of the iceberg as far as this museum's treasures go. Stone Age tools; the oldest worked gold in the world; Celtic, Thracian, and Roman artifacts, Byzantine icons, and so much more are... More 

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Thank Starwrangler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I love history and was very happy when all the descriptions were written in both Bulgarian and English. Varna and the surrounding area has an amazing past and this Museum shows it off very well. at 10 Levi entrance fee is well worth it

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Thank Jon Paul K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I was really impressed with this museum; I think it compares favorably with any museum in Washington, DC, or New York. A surprise to discover - and well worth the time.

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Thank LnorPabs
Varna, Bulgaria
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

A lot of ancient things and articles. The oldest ancient gold in the world , Thracians treasure , icons, wood-carvings and many other ...

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Thank Atanas N
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This museum is definitely worth the time, money and effort. Some amazing 7,000 year old gold pieces and the grave goods of that time and then all the rest, including some Egyptian pieces. Well worth the trip!

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Thank Sean M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

IF YOU ARE A HISTORY addicted person or you may interested in finding the roots of ppl of place you visit,this museum is exactly the place you must visit.. just find a good museum leader to explain about each salons as it is a big place to visit.. you need more than 5 hours to visit this place

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