4. What to see and where to go
Sights, museums and galleries
Varna and the reagon will offer you plenty of options for your spare time. You can visit several museums (Archaeological Museum Varna, Natural science Museum Varna, Varna Museum, The Museum of the Newest History, The National Revival Museum, The Museum of the Newest History and The National Revival Museum), places of natural and architectural beauty (The Roman Baths Varna, Euxinograd Palace, Pobiti Kamani and Aladzha Monastery) and some show programs (The National Theatre, Varna Dolphinaruim, Aquarium, Planetarium and different festivals).
Theatre, Opera and Ballet
The Theatre of Drama is in the city centre. It was built nearly a century ago after the fashion of the city of Vienna. It houses a theatre, an opera and philharmonic halls. Its foundations were laid by actors in the French Army during the Crimean War of 1856. The first theatrical performance of Bulgarian drama was given here. Not far away is the Puppet Theatre, where the Golden Dolphin Festival of Puppets takes place each year.