Monday, 21 May 2012

BOURGAS, BULGARIA


The second largest city on the Black Sea coast is Bourgas. It is also the fourth largest city in Bulgaria. It has a population of 200,000 people. It also has an airport and lies on main transport routes which are ideal for tourist who want to hire a car and explore the southern Black Sea coast.
The Museum of History houses a large collection of archaeological items. The area has a long history with an ancient tribe ‘The Thracian’. They were incredible craftsmen and artefacts found are incredible. The building itself is very impressive.

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In the centre of Bourgas you find the lovely St Cyril Church and St Methodius Cathedral which contain some beautiful frescoes.

ST CYRIL CHURCH
The ethnographic Museum is located in a house built 1873 and is now a protected monument. Some fabulous exhibits are kukeri masks, traditional costumes, fabric and embroidery.
The museum of Nature and Science has an exhibition of plants from the Strandzha region and houses over 1,200 exhibits of insects and reptiles.
In the Art Gallery you will find painting from well known Renaissance artists.
All along the sea up on the hill is a beautifully laid-up Sea Garden. The park is a few kilometre long and you will find walks along shaded paths, flowers and sculptures. It also has an open air theatre, small zoo, casino, several cafes and restaurants. When you go down the garden steps it will lead to the Bourgas beach. All this will give nothing but pleasure.

BOURGAS' HARBOUR 
AND SEAFRONT

In Bourgas are plenty of hotels with various prices to suit every pocket. As for eating out you will be spoilt for choices, especially fish dishes. Many restaurants and bars have live music and traditional dances. The cafes along the tree-lined Aleksandrovska Street will make sit there and watch the world go by.


ALEKO BOGORIDI BOULEVARD
North of the city is the Atanassovo Lake which is popular for swimming and fishing. The lake is part of the nature reserve. It measures 10 km long and there is no chance of being overcrowded. You also can watch the pelicans and herons.
Mandren Lake is about 10 km south from Bourgas and rowing tours can be arranged. The lake has an enormous amount of water birds, especially in summer.
Pomorie Lake which is 20 km north of Bourgas is surrounded by salt mines.
During the Ottomans' rule Mineral Baths were built on an old Roman town in the 16th century. These Baths offer treatments for various ailments. The water in the baths is chemically similar to those at Nessebur and Sunny Beach but the temperature is slightly cooler. They are located 15 km from the city.
As you can see there is plenty to do to suit everybody's taste. The surrounding country side will also give you so much pleasure as well as the beaches and therefore a holiday in Bourgas is definitely an unforgettable experience.

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