Official language: Bulgarian
Time zone: UTC+3 (summer), UTC+2 (winter)
Currency: Bulgarian lev (BGN)
Situated just above the central city beach, the Sea Garden of Burgas is a major landmark of the city. With its beautiful vegetation, numerous sculptures and entertainment options, this is one of the most pleasant and interesting places in the city.
The Spirit of Bourgas is an annual music festival that has become one of the most popular in Europe in recent years. It’s stage has welcomed artists like Moby, Leftfield, Prodigy, Juan Alvarez, Armin Van Beuren, Mark Knight, Fed Le Grand and many others.
You can get a touch of Burgas culture by visiting some of the city museums - historical, archeological, ethnographic and natural sciences; different theaters, cultural homes, opera and many art galleries.
Burgas is the 4th largest Bulgarian city and a major economic, transport and educational center of Southeastern Bulgaria. Situated on the Black Sea coast, the city is home to the largest port and the second largest airport in the country.
For most tourists, Burgas is an intermediate stop to the famous Black Sea resorts such as Pomorie, Nessebar, Sunny Beach, Vlas and Obzor to the north and Sozopol, Dyuni, Primorsko, Kiten, Lozenets, Ahtopol and Sinemorets to the south. But if you decide to stay, you will find that Burgas is an interesting city - beautiful, energetic and tidy, with a wide pedestrian center, magnificent sea garden, rich history and interesting museums.
Over 260 buildings in the city are listed as cultural monuments of the country, most of which are located close to the pedestrianized urban area.
The city has pretty affordable hotels as well as some of the best restaurants in this region. In recent years, the city has become famous for its Spirit of Burgas Festival, welcoming fans of quality music from all over Europe, as well as a number of other festivals such as Burgas Blues and Jazz Fest, Bourgas and the Sea, etc.
With its protected natural sites and lakes, Bourgas is an attractive center for nature lovers. Here you can watch a huge variety of birds at any time of the year.