Varna’s rich history along with its cultural and economic importance have led to it also being known as the "Sea Capital of Bulgaria". These days Varna is a modern city with a multitude of cultural events. Home to the Palace of Culture and Sports and the Festival and Congress Centre – two of Bulgaria’s most renowned, modern and multifunctional halls – Varna hosts a variety of scientific, sporting, and cultural events and festivals such as the International Theater Festival “Varna Summer”, Ethnic Festival, International Folklore Festival of Varna, International Film Festival “Love is Folly”, International Festival of Puppet Art “Golden Dolphin”, International Photographic Saloon, and the Bulgarian Film Festival “Golden Rose” to name but a few. On the day of The Assumption of the Holy Mother on August 15, Varna also celebrates the Day of Varna.
Arriving in Varna has never been easier as along with its international airport, it also has a modern port and a well-serviced railway connection that together bring over 100 cities and 35 countries within a stone’s throw of Varna.