In this episode David takes us around Burgas, one of Bulgaria’s most beautiful cities on the Black Sea coast to give us a brief intro about what to see and where to eat in Burgas.
Burgas is a small city, easily seen on foot. Whether you crave the beach or shopping, there really is something in Burgas for everyone. You should start your adventure in Burgas as David did – in the beautiful seaside park. Here, David shows us some of the sculptures and monuments you’ll come across in the sculpture garden.
The seaside park is also a great place for walking, bicycle riding, and picnics. The sea breeze makes the area quite pleasant even in the hot summer months. At the northernmost area of Burgas beach is where the annual sand festival takes place.
When David was there he was lucky enough to see the incredible sand sculptures. The theme in 2013 was “Famous People Throughout History.” There were sand sculptures of Albert Einstein and his theory of relativity, Isaac Newton with his theory of gravity, and of course other important figures in other areas such as music, politics, and literature.
After the sand festival, David heads to the center of town, the major commercial district of Burgas. Along Bogoridi and Alexandrovska Streets there are several restaurants, cafes, ice cream shops, and stores to keep you busy for a while. The entire city center of Burgas is pedestrian-friendly, making it easy to walk around.
Since David is a history buff, he went to the Archaeological Museum of Burgas to check out some of the amazing artifacts uncovered from beneath modern-day Burgas. The museum houses a collection of ancient findings from the Stone Age, Greek and Roman eras, and Thracian civilization. David’s favorite exhibit was the Roman tombstones.
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Now for the best places to eat in Burgas: First stop is a restaurant that had recently opened when David visited. Ethno serves up an array of grilled meat and seafood in a modern setting. He also tastes a semi-sweet white wine from the nearby Varna region.
Rose is another amazing restaurant, and one of the best places in Burgas to see and be seen. Rose is situated along the main pedestrian street (Bogoridi) in a remodeled 200-year-old home. The menu is French-Mediterranean fusion cuisine. Salads here are to die for, as are the daily specials.
On to the next great restaurant in Burgas, Vodenitsa, which means “Windmill Restaurant.” Located by the beach, Vodenitsa serves traditional Bulgarian fare. The amazing heap of grilled meat you see here is a pork sac (pronounced “sach”) It is like a skillet of meat with veggies. Sac is traditionally served with bread and salad. David recommends making a reservation here in advance on a night that they have live music.
And there you have David’s suggestions about what to see and where to eat in Burgas, Bulgaria.
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