During the Summer of 2006, we visited Europe and one of the countries we visited was Bulgaria. This was a very interesting trip and amongst the cities we visited was Varna. Varna (Bulgarian: Варна, pronounced ˈvarnɐ) is the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and the third largest city in Bulgaria. With approximately half a million inhabitants, it is the administrative centre of the homonymous province and Varna Municipality and the tenth-largest city in the Balkans.
It is also the fourth largest city on the Black Sea. Often referred to as the marine (or summer) capital of Bulgaria, Varna is a major tourist destination, a starting point for all the resorts in the northern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, encompassing the so called Bulgarian Las Vegas - Golden Sands, business and university centre, seaport, and headquarters of the Bulgarian Navy and merchant marine. In April 2008, Varna was designated seat of the Black Sea Euro-Region by the Council of Europe.
The Varna culture is a record holder, the oldest golden treasure in the world was discovered in Varna Necropolis, consisting of artefacts dating to 4750 BC.
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