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The Aquarium and the Black Sea Museum

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Address: Varna, Bulgaria

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Ironically, it's a little bit bigger than home aquarium :) Quite old and limited fishes and facilities. Honestly, Varna deserves better one!

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Edirne, Turkey
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Edirne, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ironically, it's a little bit bigger than home aquarium :) Quite old and limited fishes and facilities. Honestly, Varna deserves better one!

Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I didn't rate the aquarium 1 star because my 1.5 year old boy enjoyed it so much, but there is a joke calling few fishes aquarium. You enter in the building, pay (the ticked is very cheap) and there is a small room, and there is a larger hall... and You wait for the large fish,a shark, something special and... More 

Thank Skoo84
Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

The exhibition is not very rich compared to Yokohama or Sidney aquariums, but the place has a lot of provincial charm and is a nice way to spend couple of hours in a historical building in Varna Sea garden.

Thank KGKanev
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

it's not worth it ... i went there to see living fishes not in jars. i hated it and i had to pay 4leva to see nothing... i felt like in a pet shop.

Thank Kesler F
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111 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

It's a small aquarium located in the Sea Garden and is OK for 30/40 minutes with kids. I'm sure the city of Varna could do more with the space It's all a bit...underwhelming.

Thank SofiaRodin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

Most of the fish are what you would see in a pet store. A few tanks are larger fish from the Black sea. One room has a bunch of very old specimens in jars and several stuffed birds and mammals. There is unique playground in the shape of the lack Sea and some nice cafes outside.

Thank Montana341
Varna, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014

You can visit the Aquarium if you have an hour or two to waste and if you are with small children. It is tiny, compared to the Aquariums I have visited around the world, but there is quite a variety of species for its size and poor funding which is obvious. I am 40 years old and it was exactly... More 

1 Thank Nik R
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

I love aquariums and visit them everywhere I go across the globe. This is by far the worst I've seen. Very small and even tiny aquariums with limited view of real sea life.

Thank Delty
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

This is not entertainment, the place is decrepit. i was there years ago and it was exactly the same. Dont waste money on this place. Go to the beach instead

Thank SandraBland101
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

A must see place in pour Varna city. Interesting not that exciting place for adolescent to visit.An alternative for leisure

Thank Jujanka K

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