Petrich Kale Fortress – Razdelna, Varna, Bulgaria

The medieval Byzantine and Bulgarian fortress Petrich is located 4 km north of the town of Avren, Avren Municipality near the Black Sea city of Varna, in Northeast Bulgaria (not to be confused with the modern-day town of Petrich in…

Varna Gold Treasure & Varna Chalcolithic Necropolis – Varna, Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s Varna Gold Treasure is considered the oldest processed gold in the world dating back to the time of the Chalcolithic (Aeneolithic, Copper Age) Varna Culture (usually dated to 4400-4100 BC). It was discovered in 1972 in the so called…

Knyazheski (Royal) Monastery – Asparuhovo Quarter, Varna, Bulgaria

The ruins of the Knyazheski (Royal) Monastery are located in the suburbs of Bulgaria’s Black Sea city of Varna, in an area known as Karaach Teke, on a terrace of the Frangen Plateau. The monastery dates back to the 9th-10th…