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On the western coast of the Bay of Bourgas on the Black Sea, the city of Bourgas has sprung up. It is 385 kilometers east of the capital city of Sofia and 267 kilometers from Bologna. Burgas is the administrative center of Burgas and the Burgas region. The city has a developed culture and economy.

Burgas, located on the Black Sea coast, is the second largest seaport in Bulgaria. In the city area there are a car and a railway station. The waterfront area has a wide beach, which in some places reaches 100 meters. The city is surrounded by salt and pepper water lakes. The muds and springs of the salt springs are used successfully in balneological and mud spas. The history of Bourgas is fascinatingly recounted in the exhibits of the citys museum. A unique collection of photographs depicting the past appearance of the city is preserved here. Interesting exhibits are on display in the Museum of Natural History, telling the story of the varied flora, fauna, and richness of the Earths interior.

Beyond the sea is one of the citys main attractions, the Marine Park, which stretches 7 kilometers. It features modern architecture and monuments to landmarks. The Summer Open Theater, located here, hosts festivals, musical performances, and theater shows. From the park, a well-kept alley leads into the city with many restaurants, cafes and bars.

The citys two landmarks include St. Cyril and St. Methodius and a small Armenian church, both of which were built in the 19th century. Nearby are the ancient Baths of Burgas, known since the Roman period.

Burgas is the small ancestral home of the great 20th century Greek poet Costas Varnalis, who was awarded the Lenin Prize for his achievements; For Boris Aprielov, playwright and childrens writer of Belgium; for Dimitr Demitrov, football coach of the country.

100 USD = 185.18 BGN

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  • Air quality: 27 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 200,000 people
  • GDP: $7,465 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 32 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Mtel
  • Tipping: Tipping is standard practice in Bulgaria and travellers should aim to tip around 10% of the total bill in a restaurant, provided the service has been up to scratch. Hotel staff are usually left around USD $1 per night for housekeeping and the same for the porters per bag.
  • Apartment listings: Imoti
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best coffee 24/7: Guest House Fotinov
  • Best coffee: Coffee Republic
  • Best taxi: TaxiMe
  • Best coworking space: Hoyer
  • Online electronics shop: Emag
  • Best hospital: Mbal Hospital
  • Best short-haul air carrier: WizzAir
  • Best intl air carrier: United
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1150
  • Monthly costs for family: $2200
  • Monthly costs for local: $650
  • Meal: $7.5
  • Small Cola: $1.3
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.6
  • Coffee: $2.5

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