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.



Libraries, Museums and Galleries

The Regional Museum of History

Varna 9000, 41, Maria Luiza Blvd.

The Regional Museum of History – Varna is an administrative body which unites the historical sites Pobiti Kamani, Rome Baths and Aladzha Monastery as well as the following departments each occupying a separate building – Archeological Museum, National Revival Museum, History of Varna Museum, Modern History of Varna Museum, Museum of Ethnography, Museum of Natural History.

For contacts:
Varna 9000, 41, Maria Luiza Blvd. 
Director: Ass. Prof. Valentin Pletnyov, Ph. D.
tel.: +359 52/681 011 / 681 012

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