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Varna Archaeological Museum

41, Bul. Maria Louisa, Varna 9000, Bulgaria
52 681030
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Ranked #1 of 30 attractions in Varna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: Varna Archaeological Museum is found in the northern part of Varna city centre. The museum is a considerable size - the building previously being... more »
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Eskisehir, Turkey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Spacious vast rooms....eerily quiet when I visited , English translation for the artifacts spot on....allow 1 or 2 hours

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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168 reviews 168 reviews
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Understandably the highlight of what Varna has to offer! Plenty to see in this medium-sized museum, ranging over many thousands of years. Unlike other larger museums, the amount of objects and the way they were laid out was perfect – not at all overwhelming. Lots of information in English, explaining the history of the region and the origins of the... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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152 reviews 152 reviews
7 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Even if you are not into this type of historical exhibit, this museum is worth an hour of your time.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Definitely the Archaeological museum is the must see of Varna. Situated in the most impressive building in the city from the end of 19th. century the museum displays chronologically arranged artifacts from Old Stone age up to the modern times. This is the only place where you can see the gold from the famous Varna Necropolis, internationally considered the oldest... More

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Park City, Utah
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4 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Vast collection, well labeled (including English) and carefully displayed. Worth a trip to Varna to see it.

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Seattle, Washington
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107 reviews 107 reviews
62 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The medium sized museum shows the history of Varna and the surrounding region on the Black Sea and inland. The collection starts about 4,400BC and includes a replica grave with the artifacts laid out as they were found. The maps also give information about how the people moved around the Black Sea and beyond. Some of the more interesting items... More

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Denver, Colorado
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116 reviews 116 reviews
15 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Relatively small, a benefit, as it is possible to see everything in a few hours. Excellent graphic displays on the walls (and in English) help to explain the artifacts in the rooms.

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Hamilton, Canada
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108 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This is a very well organized museum with the history of Varna and area being displayed and explained from around 5000 BC through to the Ottoman Empire. The rooms are logically arranged so that you progress through time viewing the earliest artifacts first. The condition of the artifacts is excellent with some rather remarkably intact items shown. There is a... More

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Sioux Falls
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The Varna Archaeological Museum is a great museum, covering the history of the Varna area from about 5000 BC up to the Ottoman era. There is quite a bit of English signage in the museum along with the Bulgarian. There is also a large display of Bulgarian icons which were mostly painted in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The... More

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Southern Nevada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This museum starts with Bulgaria 4000 years BC and exhibits life until recent history. I was so drawn to the Roman coins in circulation at the time of Christ and I'm not a coin collector. There was something deja vu-ish about them. There is so much to see here and every object is clearly presented, the signage is excellent and... More

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