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Varna Archaeological Museum

Address: 41, Bul. Maria Louisa, Varna 9000, Bulgaria
Phone Number: 52 681030
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Ranked #1 of 31 Attractions in Varna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Richland, Washington
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This museum has displays of the earliest human crafted gold, found in west Varna at the other end of Lake Varna - truly incredible to see. I also really enjoyed the display of coins over history. It is an excellent reminder of the crossroads of civilization that Varna and Bulgaria in general are to the world.

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Kiev, Ukraine
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I found a lot of useful information in the Varna Archaeological Museum. Also, there works very intelligent and clever guide, you explained all details, which interested me.

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168 reviews 168 reviews
81 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The Varna Archaeological Museum is large. Takes quite some time to run through it all, but definitely worth a trip there. You can get 'museumed-out' on trips, but this would be one to see in your travels. The main town is not much to see, so spend the time at the museum.

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

A Briton probably first associates Bulgaria with its Slavic heritage, and may know a bit about the role of the eastern coast of Bulgaria as part of Greek civilization. However Varna is also famous for a unique prehistoric (albeit late prehistoric, aka chalcolithic) find - 'the oldest gold in the world'. I think that this exhibition is well worth seeing... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Have a great view of the history of Bulgaria and Varna region. Just wish that it was more interactive and more taken care off.

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Varna, Bulgaria
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Interesting expositions. If you are not a group be aware that the lady's sitting around in the rooms are not interested on visitors and will not give any information.

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Los Angeles, California
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156 reviews 156 reviews
60 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This museum is very interesting and well-displayed. The highlight is the hoard of gold findings that are the oldest known processed gold in the world. It is very extensive, plus the layout with the preserved tomb is very evocative.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Don't be put off: this museum is a gem in spite of its forbidding exterior. There have been major archaeological finds in the area round Varna and this museum both shows them off and explains with great clarity in Bulgarian and English. Highlight is the Thracian tomb with gold jewellery but there are also Macedonian, Roman and Ottoman treasures. There... More 

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Putignano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

clear presentation of objects with short but exact explenation of the History . And the thracian objects,'???? marvellous. Immagine these fine object were made in 6.ooo-4.ooo BC, after that artist have only imitate the Thracian objects

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Helsinki, Finland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This museum has a fantastic collection of old Thracian gold, plus a well organised review of the history of Varna.

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