ST. ANASTASIA ISLAND
Saint Anastasia Island has an extremely interesting history and is deservedly called the "Bulgarian Alcatraz" - it used to be a monastery, then turned into a jailhouse and in the last few years of past century, it was one of the most bohemian places in the area, favoured by people of all arts. The Island attracts people with its unique nature either - bizarre rock formations, abundance of herbs, fig trees and one of the most beautiful views toward the Burgas Bay. During the summer season, there
Aquae Calidae is an ancient city on the territory of Burgas, in the area of present days Mineral Baths. According to historical sources, the first Roman bath here was built during the rule of Emperor Trajan in 2nd century. The mineral baths were visited by many mighty rulers, among which the Byzantine emperors Justinian I and Constantine IV Pogonatos, the Bulgarian Khan Tervel and Sultan Suleiman II, the Magnificent. In 16th century the Sultan built a hamam (Turkish bath) which was extremely mod
It is exhibited in a beautiful building, built in 1901 after the design of the Italian architect Riccardo Toscani. The exhibition presents valuable exhibits, related to the history of the city and the region. The political, cultural and economic history of Burgas is presented over there, from ancient times to present days, through texts, photographs, retro interior, original documents and exhibits.
It presents collections of findings related to ancient Thrace, the Greek colonies along the Black Sea Coast and from the Roman Empire ages. Unique exhibits showcase the earliest history of sailing and the ports along the Black Sea. The museum also stores findings from the latest archaeological studies in the region.