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Varna Archaeological Museum

Bul. Maria Louisa 41, Varna 9000, Bulgaria
+359 52 681 030
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“thracian gold” (15 reviews)
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Bul. Maria Louisa 41, Varna 9000, Bulgaria
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"thracian gold"
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"greek and roman"
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"gold pieces"
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"amazing collection"
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"roman period"
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"thousand years"
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"stone age"
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"grave goods"
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"english explanations"
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"second level"
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"each piece"
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"interesting items"
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"two floors"
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"on display"
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"information boards"
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"rich history"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

From the paleolithic age to the Roman Empire it is an astonishing museum with many actractions as the ancient gold jewels treasure (probably the oldest gold in the world)

Thank Maurizio C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This large museum does have practically none rest areas or benches. It takes hours to go through the museum which is laid out in oldfashioned style, it is like a "museum museum". The main attraction, the world's oldest gold pieces are not very interesting-looking, their...More

Thank Mika H
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Initially we went to see the Thracian Gold - apparently the largest collection in Europe. However there was so much more of interest. Exhibits started from the Palaeolithic age and came forward through the history of settlement in Varna. The exhibits focused on grave findings...More

Thank Amanda K
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We have been to many major museums in a variety of places, but I cannot say enough about this one. They have an unparalleled collection of local pieces in phenomenal condition from both the Thracian period and the Romans. Amazing carvings, artwork, etc but of...More

Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Each piece helps one to imagine life six thousand years ago and to appreciate the skill of the artisans in antiquity. The wall maps are good reminders of the migrations of people and of the importance of geography. Orthodox icons and the story of the...More

Thank Rock restaurant B
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

The museum is not big, but its collections are priceless. Here is exhibited the oldest gold treasure in the world, about 6000 years old. It was found in the Varna Necropolis. There are many older artifacts from this region. It is interesting to learn about...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

As one of if not the oldest seaport on the Black Sea, Odesso/Varna has history spanning over 100,000 years, from hunter/gatherers to the end of the stone age and into the Bronze and Iron Age. There are approximately 65,000 pieces in the museum and it...More

Thank CFEIII
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Assuming that you have some semblance of an aesthetic sense, you just cannot visit Varna without spending at least an hour in this place. The gold exhibits are mouth-watering.

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

This is a marvellous museum, well laid out and with many artefacts from different eras on display. It's not stuffy or restrictive and sets out the displays in an easy-to-view way in its many rooms. What makes this place unique is the fabulous exhibition of...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Poor museum which was very unwelcoming. There is information in English - allow an hour. Wrongly identified as a top ten attraction

Thank Elizabeth B
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