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The Aquarium and the Black Sea Museum

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Poor fish, wrong sign

It's pretty cheap and could be nice for kids, but it's really small. Some of the signs are wrong... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Yoav R
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ClAssic E European museum

We enjoyed the visit, albeit short. Displays are in English and Bulgarian. Some interesting live... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Tucker M
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20 Aug 2018
“Poor fish, wrong sign”
10 Jul 2018
“ClAssic E European museum”
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

Old-fashioned, dull and boring. There are boring scientific descriptions under the fish displayed. We expected so much more from a major marine city like Varna. Don't waste your time there.

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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

It's pretty cheap and could be nice for kids, but it's really small. Some of the signs are wrong (unless the salamander looks like a turtle), and the tanks are about a meter above the ground. There's also a display of dead /preserved fish and...More

Thank Yoav R
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the visit, albeit short. Displays are in English and Bulgarian. Some interesting live fish and a lot of old fashioned preserved fish. We paid 18 BGN for five of us and hat was about what it was worth. (9 euro).

Thank Tucker M
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

My boy is 5 and passionate about sea animals. He liked to sed some fish there but even him (easily to be enthusiastic) was surprised “this is all?”. Small, precarius, poor experience. Enjoy the park and the sea instead.

1  Thank AdrianaI57
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately I think calling this an aquarium is something of an overstatement It's probably got about as many fish as a local pet store The whole building is pretty run down needs a good revamp Not really worth visiting unless you have half an hour...More

2  Thank Robert K
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Seriously the fish should be rehomed before the place falls to pieces. Glad we found other things to do after this visit or the day would have been a washout. The most drab colourless conditions and it took 20 minutes at the most.

Thank msjuliesaunders
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Not sure this place worth the money. Maybe the fossil exibition, for the ones who are interested in such. There are many many fossils , some of them in professional cathegory as far as i can see. The live stock is poor. Some aquarium fish,...More

Thank Sza_bee
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is not easy to locate in the Sea Gardens but when you do it is very cheap to enter. it is very small but it is interesting to see the marine life that is in and around the Black Sea.

1  Thank priorysides
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Walking around the Sea Garden and Varna in general, we stopped by the Aquarium for a coffee and to view the attractions. The dolphins seemed to be well cared for and the attractions were clean and accessible. It was a surprise to find this place,...More

1  Thank davidpipgras
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

It's not the best or the newest aquarium in the world but is an interesting attraction in the city of Varna. No more than 150 species of fish and marine life form, but is kids friendly and it's a way to spend the afternoon. If...More

Thank Marius N
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Response from Marius N | Reviewed this property |
The price I can't remember, but it was cheap, around 5 leva BGN for adults. for the live dolphins you have to go to the Dolphinarium, down the road, but when I was there(during Eater) it was close due to the national... More