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Varna Archaeological Museum

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Address: Bul. Maria Louisa 41, Varna 9000, Bulgaria
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You can see unique treasures there. First gold ever crafted in the world.

It is right in the center of Varna. You will need not more than an hour to see the interesting items.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Varna, Bulgaria
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Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is right in the center of Varna. You will need not more than an hour to see the interesting items.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We practically viewed this on our own as no other visitors seen, which was a pity as this museum is a Must See. I don't normally enjoy looking round artifices but I make an exception on this case. Very well laid out and interesting. I got bored with the religious paintings towards the end as that doesn't interest me at... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I had so much new information here and saw so old objects that I was blown away. I even got lost in the museum, it was quite large.. You can spend here all day if you love museums and history. The amount of information was just amazing. Only minus is that staff wasn't very friendly. When I did go to... More 

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Braselton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

they are very adamant about picture taking in here or i would have taken a hundred. Usually i am pretty bored in a museum but this one was unique. It showed the history just around Varna. they have exhibits of what for a better word you could call the Gold age with tomb and mummy remains with all the artifacts... More 

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Thank Dan K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Varna Necropolis is the oldest found Civilisation with man made gold treasure in the World-8000 years ago. Not made in Egypt or Shumer, but in Varna/Balkans. So if you really wish to see the oldest ever man made god treasure-this is the place where you could see it! You will not regret it!

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Thank ParaglidingBulgaria
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This museum is world class and has some amazing artefacts. It is particularly strong for prehistory, Greek and Roman times and later Here there are stunning gold pieces, the oldest worked gold in the world - 7,000 years old. There are great information panels in English. Very highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is a large archaeological museum. With great collections from ancient Therasian, Hellenic, Roman to medieval Orthodox. It is even larger than the national archaeological museum in Sofia. Well worth the time and the 10 lv entry fee.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Varna is a bittersweet experience. A once lovely city on the Black Sea now fighting its way back from the dense gray cloud of communism. The EU is helping Bulgaria slowly restore its infrastructure and with it new beauty and restored pride. In the middle of the city - a hidden gem, the Varna Archeological Museum. Beautifully planned and designed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The museum houses the oldest gold artifacts in Europe and a number of other interesting and valuable exhibits. It is definitely worth a visiting Varna just to see it. The second floor is geared to people interested in Bulgarian history and archeology.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Superb and surprising exhibits, all well-explained and clearly documented (though post-Roman ones need to be brought up to the high standard of the others).I had no idea the area was so rich in very ancient remains of human settlements going right back to the dawn of agriculture in Europe. As good as any archaeological museum I've been to in western... More 

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