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Varna Archaeological Museum

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Address: Bul. Maria Louisa 41, Varna 9000, Bulgaria
Phone Number: 52 681030
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Possibly one of the Best Archeology Museums in Europe

I'm sure this museum is under-rated. George gave us a tour in English that was amazing. The building used to be a high school; now it houses an absolutely priceless set of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Mark S
Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm sure this museum is under-rated. George gave us a tour in English that was amazing. The building used to be a high school; now it houses an absolutely priceless set of artifacts from the Varna area, stretching back 7-8000 years ago. Think about seeing complete pottery pieces, gold jewelry, and battle tools preserved and displayed expertly. Get a guide... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really great museum. In each room you have several exhibits and a lot of well understandable explanatory texts. If you are interested in art, history you must come here. The absolut HIGHLIGHT of this museum is the oldest gold treasure of mankind. It's from an over 6.000 years old graveyard from the copper age near Varna. This... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here you find a rich collection of artifacts over a long historical period, from the fascinating Varna culture, from mid 4000 BC, said to be the first civilisation on the European continent. Within a rather limited area close to Varna,lots of golden articfacts have been excavated, some beeing the oldest gold artifacts in the world. The historical perspective with findings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museum is one of the most important and well known from Black Sea coast. This museum has an amazing collection of artefacts from digs in the local area, including a full skeleton adorned with gold, dating back before Egytpian and Roman times. A unique collection if you have some time on your hands.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place with lots to see and the building is amazing itself! Very close to the Municipality in the very centre of Varna city.

Thank Sasha S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Follow the history of the area, and its growth, the old jewellery found buried with the owners was stunning and gave a great incite to the rich poor divide. Was a great couple of hours well worth a visit.

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This collection would be welcomed by museums in major European and US cities and some of it already has been. Incredible treasures, nicely displayed in a beautiful 19th century building. Including absolutely breathtaking Thracian gold.

Thank DCDiplomat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

A wonderful surprise. I think it was 5 lv apiece. We spent 4+ hours and were totally surprised and thrilled at the sheer amount of artifacts on display. Certainly worth a half day.. Who would have thought that Bulgaria would have such a rich history.

Thank steveandlori
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

That place (Varna) has an interesting history, starting millenniums before 0BC. You can see Greek and Roman artefacts and even older. I am not fan of museums, but consider this.

Thank JanCepelak
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

The museum is located not far from the Cathedral of the Assumption and these two attractions were easily combined with a stroll to the seashore where we dipped our feet into the Black Sea. It was a wonderful day's outing. However, the visit to the Archaeological Museum was special. The displays were arranged in an impressive 2 storey building that... More 

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