Museums & Galleries in Burgas
The History Museum of Burgas presents valuable exhibits, related to the history of Burgas and the region. This is one of the must see attractions in Burgas.
The first ever Festival of sand sculptures in Bulgaria was in July 2008 in the town Burgas. It presented world-renowned artists from Indonesia, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria. Every year, the festival theme is different – “Sea World”, “Fairy Tale Heroes”, “Circus”, “Cartoon Character”, “Hall of Fame”, etc.
Petya Dubarova is one of the Bulgarian artists who will stay young forever. She has become one of the symbols of Burgas, with her original poems, impressions, fairy tales and short stories.
Art Gallery “Petko Zadgorski” is one of the oldest galleries in the country. It’s hosted in the building of a specially reorganised synagogue which was built in the beginning of the previous century, by the design of the Italian architect Ricardo Toscani. The gallery is named after the great Burgas artist and sculptor Petko Zadgorski (1902-1974) who was the first chairman of the Bulgarian Artist Company, founded in the 1960’s. The gallery stock consists of 2000 fine arts, sculpture and graphic works of art.
The Archaeological Museum in Burgas hosts archaeological findings collections from the Ancient Thracia, the Greek colonies along the Roman Empire and the Black Sea Coast.
In Burgas is the only one Natural History Museum on the Southeast Black Sea Coast. It is part of the Regional historical Museum – Burgas, which for the past 10 years has been an actively functioning cultural and scientific institute with four basic exhibitions – historical, archaeological, ethnographic and a natural history.
Gallery-Museum “Georgi Baev” is dedicated to the most famous Burgas artist, described as one of the “great humanists in Europe and the world”. The Gallery is next to the Sea Garden and the city centre. Thanks to the exhibitions presented in the house itself and the visiting collections, showcased in the museum garden, the Gallery-Museum is turning into a favourite place for art lovers.
The Burgas Museum of Ethnography is located in the central part of the city, near the “St. Kiril and Metodii” Church . The museum exhibition is arranged in one of the most beautiful old buildings of Burgas, built in the mid-nineteenth century.
St Anastasia Island is located in the Burgas Bay in the Black Sea. It is a volcanic rock island, 12 meters high, and its area is almost 9 decres. Between 1959 and 1990 it was known as Bolshevik Island. It is surrounded by mystery and there are hundreds of legends and stories about treasures and sea pirates.