Община Варна - култура и изкуство
Candidature of Varna for European Capital of Culture
It was launched on 13 June 1985 by the Greek minister of culture, the famous actress and singer, Melina Mercouri. Initially, the initiative was called European City of Culture in a special motion of the Council of Ministers of the Union.

The official document stated that the European City of Culture was to present a culture which in its historical roots and contemporary development was characterized both by common elements and a heritage which had been due to differences.


Bulgaria’s European Capital of Culture
In 2019, a Bulgarian city and a Italian city will be the European Capitals of Culture. The designation procedures are described in Decision No 1622 of 24 October 2006 by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.

The applications are assessed by a special commission of 13 members. Seven of them are from European institutions and six are appointed by the applicant-country.



Festivals and Competitions
Fall of Memories National Festival

October 2017

The festival was established in 1997 under the initiative of the Union of Pensioners. It is held in October in the Palace of Culture and Sport – Varna. According to the Regulations pensioners’ ensembles performing Bulgarian folklore, urban songs and ever-greens are admitted to participation. 

For contacts:
Varna 9000
115, Knyaz Boris Blvd.
Palace of Culture and Sport
Simeon Varchev, Director
tel. +359 52 645 133; 645-118  fax: +359 52  647 784
e-mail: office@palaceofvarna.com

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