Bourgas, Bulgaria

Bourgas is the fourth largest city in Bulgaria, located in the south-eastern part of the country. The climate here is continental with a distinct impact from the Black Sea.

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In addition to the many art galleries and museums, there are various festivals that run throughout the year.

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Offering comfortable accommodation and excellent service, this hotel makes a good choice for those looking to be close to the centre of town....

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Located in a quiet residential area, the Atlantis Hotel is just a few minutes from the airport and within walking distance of Sarafovo beach....

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With a convenient central location and good range of facilities, this hotel offers a great base for business and leisure trips....

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A city hotel offering modern accommodation suitable for business travellers and holidaymakers alike. The hotel features a wellness centre with indoor pool and a 24-hour casino....

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The hotel occupies an exquisite building, and is situated in the heart of the town, close to a number of government, municipal and financial buildings....

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A traditional and welcoming small hotel in the heart of the city, offering simple and cheerfully decorated accommodation....

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The Mirage is a business hotel located on a major access road around 1-km from the centre of Bourgas....

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A small hotel in the heart of Burgas, within easy reach of the seafront, business and commercial areas of the city....

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Flanked by lakes and the dark sands of Bourgas Bay on the Black Sea, Bourgas is well sited for beach holidays as well as eco-tourism. Water-sports available include water-skiing, surfing and para-gliding.

Things to Do

Bourgas hosts numerous festivals throughout the summer. The Spirit of Burgas music festival, in conjunction with MTV, is held on the beach every August and in addition to the main stage there are 5 other stages dedicated to genres including Jazz and Blues, Rock and Hip Hop.

Other annual events include the International Sand Sculptures Festival, the International Flower Festival, Burgas and the Sea, promoting Bulgarian music; the International Folklore Festival, the Sea Garden Beer Festival and the Blues Festival.

Out and About

The Sea Gardens run for approx 2km along-side the beach, from the port to the Lake Park. These landscaped, floral gardens house a number of statues and monuments as well as cultural and entertainment venues; the Casino, the Summer Theatre and the Pantheon. Here you will also find tennis courts and summer activities.

Heading into town from the Port, the Customs Building, the former Catholic Church and the Church of St Mary provide attractive examples of late 19th and early 20th century architecture.

Clustered in the centre of town, you can visit Bourgas Art Gallery, the Archaeological Museum, the Natural History Museum and the St. St. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral or, you could take a boat trip to St Anastasia Island, home to an 11th century Monastery.

Nearby Attractions

The lakes of Bourgas are home to a vast variety of hibernating, migrating and nesting colonies of birds and the Poda Nature Centre has large bird-watching platforms and a 2.5km nature trail.

Beyond here, the lake fronted Radinovo Castle (30km), which has been designed to look like a medieval castle and has an art gallery and large gardens.

There are water parks at both the historic town of Nessebar and the beach resort of Sunny Beach, approx 35-45 minutes drive away.

Graph displaying average temperatures throughout the year at Bourgas


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