Best Things To Do in Burgas, Bulgaria

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  • Strandja Mountain: This mountain massif is also a important natural and cultural heritage. There are 19 villages and two town, many camping sites, lots of trekking trails, and innumerable exotic plants and animals. Birding, fishing, riding, camping are popular activities.
  • Sea Garden: A massive botanical park facing the sea that for a century has delighted the people of this town. It’s an important cultural and leisure centre; has a small amusement park; an open air theatre; important historical monuments.
  • Regional History Museum: The establishment, made of four separate departments in four buildings (History, Archaeology, Natural History, and Ethnography, has the best record of Burgas’s past. The buildings are all within a 5 minute walk from each other.
  • St. Anastasia Island: A former convent ground that was used as a prison the earlier 20th century. It houses a lighthouse, a museum and a beautiful little chapel.


  • Kayak Safaris in Bulgaria: This family run business takes you out into Bulgaria’s wilder territory in short day and half-day safaris.
  • PH Quads: 4WD bikes may be the best way to tour the Bulgarian countryside. Kevin and James are wonderful guides.

Below we have a list of things to do in Burgas and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Burgas getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Burgas with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Burgas

Here is the list of things to do in Burgas and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Strandja Mountain

    4.7 (571 Votes)
    Strandja Mountain

    Outdoors, Adventure, Nature

    Ensconced between the Thracian plains, the Burgas lowlands, and the Black Sea, this proud mountain massif rises. Its elevation is 1,031 metres at its highest peak, the Mahya Dagi. Its area makes it Bulgaria’s largest national protected Nature Park. Many things combine to make a visit to the mountain indispensable: Nature: The Mediterranean climate and coast had bred a great diversity...Read more
  2. Sea Garden

    4.8 (615 Votes)
    Sea Garden

    Garden, Park, Botanical Garden, Nature

    It’s not hard to see why they call this park the heart of the city. Set by the sea, it is a five kilometre long celebration of nature. It was established in 1910 Georgi Duhtev, who saw a great desolate patch of land between the city and the sea and thought to turn it into a botanical garden. He brought hundreds of pieces of exotic plants to the city; today, this older side of the park has...Read more
  3. Mall Galleria Burgas

    4.4 (350 Votes)
    Mall Galleria Burgas

    Mall, Shopping Center

    The biggest shopping mall on this side of the coast is certainly lively. About a hundred stores in all serve up the usual – movies, food courts, clothes and so on. But though it may be the best mall around, it’s not exactly special compared to other, more glamorous malls around the world. All things considered, it’s merely a good place to kill some time when you have absolutel...Read more
  4. Burgas Archaeological Museum


    Collections at this museum cover multiple ancient civilisations such as Thrace, Greece and Roman. Most of the exhibits focus on the development of cities and sailing along the Black Sea Coast, right up to the period that the land was conquered by the Ottoman Empire in the 14th and 15th centuries. The museum is not a stand alone building. It’s part of the Regional useum of Burgas, a collec...Read more
  5. St. Anastasia Island

    4.7 (285 Votes)
    St. Anastasia Island

    Island, Picnic Spot

    The only inhabited island off the Black Sea Coast has an interesting history. There used to be a convent here that was built in the middle ages, but when the island was transformed into a prison in the1920s, it was abandoned. When communist prisoners escaped the island, and later came to power, they renamed this isle as the Bolshevik Island.   Today, visitors to the island will find pubs, ...Read more
  6. Historical Exposition Museum Of Burgas

    History Museum

    This is the biggest museum in South east Bulgaria, and was opened in 1912. It’s exhibits focus on the historical events of the liberation struggle from 1860 to 1913, and how the city of Burgas has formed since then. It’s current research and study focus on local customs, folklore and traditional craft. See if you can get someone who speaks Bulgarian or Russian to take you though. Th...Read more
  7. Natural History Museum

    Natural History Museum

    This particular department of the Regional History museum was established in 1985. The exhibitions of the museum focus on the natural hheritage of the Burgas region. There are three floors, each of which contain thematically specialised exhibits. These include: Minerals, Vegetation, Reptiles and Amphibians, Insects, Birds, and Mammals. A final section, ‘New Settlers’, focuses on the...Read more
  8. Ethnographic Museum

    4.3 (165 Votes)
    Ethnographic Museum


    Set inside a beautiful 19th century house, the fourth division of the Burgas Regional Museum focuses on the people – traditions, costumes and everyday life. The most popular exhibit – the permanent one – shows the various clothes worn by the various ethnographic groups in the Burgas territories, including those of the Greek and Turkish migrants. Like the other regional museums...Read more
  9. Lazur Stadium

    4.2 (23 Votes)
    Lazur Stadium


    Lazur Stadium is a large green field used for football matches. Opened in 1967, the stadium was previously known as Naftex Stadium. This large field has a holding capacity of 18,037. It is home ground to Neftochimic 1962 Burgos. Although currently used as a football field, it is also used to hold concerts at times. The stadium has hosted quite a few important matches wherein large amount of pu...Read more
  10. Akve Kalide - Termopolis

    4.5 (15 Votes)
    Akve Kalide - Termopolis

    Historical Site

    This popular tourist attraction is proved to be the fortress walls of the Therme. This ancient city, Thermopolis, was popular for the natural hot mineral springs. When you visit this site, you will see the Roman baths from the 1st century AD. There are different warm and cold pools and numerous medieval rooms. The museum opened in 2015 exhibits the artefacts like bathroom accessories, numerous...Read more
  11. Park - Mineral Baths

    4.7 (17 Votes)
    Park - Mineral Baths

    Water Body

    Park "Mineral Baths" is an ideal place to hangout with family and friends. The park has a tot-lot with swings and slides that effectively keep the kids engaged. Engulfed in lush greenery, you can just lay back on the velvety grassland and enjoy some quiet time. You can also indulge in a game of table tennis in this park to make the most of your time. There are many spots where you can picnic a...Read more
  12. Neptun

    4.5 (16 Votes)
  13. Burgas Free University

    4.5 (1 Vote)
  14. Burgas Airport

    3.4 (1138 Votes)
  15. Sand Fest Burgas

    4.5 (4 Votes)
    8000 Burgas, Bulgaria