The residents and guests of the city have the opportunity to visit the most interesting local attractions with the new Burgas Card service. It allows its owner an access to museums and attractions with up to 30% off regular prices.
The price of Burgas Card is BGN 30.00. It is valid for exactly three days from the moment of purchasing. During this period the client could arrange his program to visit all or most of the sites within the range of the service provided by the Municipality of Burgas.
* Archaeological Museum;
* Museum of History;
* Ethnographic Museum;
* Museum of Natural History;
* Anastasia boat trip to St. Anastasia Island and entrance to museum exposition;
* Archaeological complex "Akve kally" - entrance for museum exposition with 3D projection included;
* Airfield to Bourgas Airport;
* Festival of sand sculptures.
Currently, you can purchase such a card from the Tourist Information Centers in Burgas (City Center - the Clock, Magazia 1 (Port Burgas) and Bus Station South) as well as from the Aquae Calidae Tourist Complex.
Additional information can be obtained by calling 0888 506 816.
On June 7 (Thursday), at 19:00 h., jazz lovers in Burgas will have the opportunity to enjoy the music of trio JP3 - Zhivko Petrov (piano), Veselin Veselinov - Eco (bass) and Dimitar Semov (drums). The venue is once again the cosiest green space in front of the Ethnographic Museum in the very center of Burgas.
The project "JAZZFACTORY.BG - Europe meets the jazz music of Bulgaria" by NGO "Causa Culture" is a continuation of the successful initiative "Jazz in the Museum", which gathered thousands of music fens in 12 Bulgarian cities. This year the project is implemented with the financial support of the "Culture Program for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2018" by the National Culture Fund.
Zhivko Petrov is one of the most influential modern Bulgarian musicians. He is a pianist, composer, producer and arranger. Over the years he has received many awards, including the Crystal Lyre Award in 2005. He has worked with many Bulgarian musicians such as Lilli Ivanova, Yildiz Ibrahimova, Kamelia Todorova, Beloslava, Maria Ilieva, Hilda Kazasyan, Orlin Goranov, as well as internationals such as Chico Freeman, Francesco Bearzatti, Natalie The Floacist and Natalie Cole (Milan / Piazza Duomo - concert, 2008).
The hit jazz trio has many appearances in clubs, festivals in Bulgaria and around the world, including participation in Royal Albert Hall with Sarah Brightman, Zucchero, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Vasko Vasilev and other popular international stars.
From 1 June to 30 September 2018, the four expositions of the Regional historical museum in Burgas will be open to visitors without a break. The summer working time will be: Monday - Sunday in the hours from 10:00 to 19:00.
During this period the Archaeological Museum (21, Bogoridi Street) will be hosting the exhibitions that were opened at the Museum Night. Among them are 4 golden exhibitions - Bulgarian women's jewels from the Middle Ages and the Ottoman period, Treasures of the Varna Necropolis, Thracian treasure from the village of Kralevo and The Golden Mask of the Thracian King Teres. Emphasis in the exposition is the unique icon of ivory found during the excavations of Rusokastro fortress.
The Historical Museum (31, Lermontov Str.) presents the exhibition "Bulgarian Saints", which shows 65 Bulgarians, canonized by the Bulgarian, Ecumenical, Serbian, Romanian and Russian Patriarchates.
This summer the Ethnographic Museum (69, Slavyanska str.) will dedicate to "The Entertaining Music of Burgas in the 20th century". The exhibition is characteristic for the city and its culture, which irrevocably connects with the "Burgas Evenings" under the sounds of classical hits from the Bulgarian pop stage.
This summer season will be the first working one for the renovated Natural History Museum (30, Fotinov St.). From 4 to 29 June there will be held the Summer Educational Program "Adventure in the Museum". For more information, please contact the museum at 056/84 32 39.
From 31st May untill 3rd June 2018, Burgas will host at the 57th National Archaeological Conference. Event is organized by Municipality Burgas, Regional Museum of History - Burgas, NAIM - BAN, TSPA - Sozopol and IM-Sredets,and will be held in Cultural Center "Sea casino".
The Annual awards "Zlaten grifon" of the Ministry of Culture will bestow a prizes also on 31st of May.An atracttive exhibition "The hidden secrets of Black Sea".
On the eve of May 24 - the Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavonic Literature Day, the Minister of Culture Boil Banov awarded the golden seal of Tsar Simeon the Great to the director of Regional historical museum Burgas Mr. Milen Nikolov. The award is for contribution in the development and promotion of Bulgarian culture and national identity.
At the solemn ceremony, held on May 21 at the National Gallery, the prestigious awards of the Ministry of Culture were also given to many artists, artists and prominent figures from different arts, folklore, museum, community centers and library activities.
The golden funeral mask and ring-seal, that is believed to have belonged to the legendary ruler Teres of Odrese, will be shown in the center of the Treasure Hall of the Burgas Museum.
In 2004, a rich tomb of a Thracian aristocrat was discovered in the mound "Svetitsa". Among the funeral gifts are objects of gold, silver, bronze, ceramics, iron. One of the most valuable finds is a massive golden mask weighing nearly 600 g, presenting a male face with lush hair and beard. Another find was a gold ring with an image of a recreational athlete.
The grave gifts were found in a masonry massive stone grave block. Only parts of the bones of the body are found from the skeleton. According to the opinion of the archaeologist Georgi Kitov, the corpse was dissected before the death and in the grave were placed only parts of it which testify to an orphical ritual.
The exhibited items are part of the collection of Historical museum Iskra - Kazanlak and are the only museum copies of the originals, which are kept in Sofia.
The exhibition will be open on May 19, Saturday at 18:00 h. at the Archaeological Museum (21 Bogoridi St.) and tops the program of RHM-Burgas on the occasion of the Night of Museums.
Jewelery items from the Boyar Treasure, found near the village of Dolishte, Varna, will be exhibited in the Treasure Hall of the Burgas Archaeological Museum (21 Bogoridi Str.)
The set of female jewelery is made up of two silver bracelets, solid silver earrings with gilt, a silver necklace with a glass paste jewelry box. They were made in the elite goldsmiths 'shops of Bulgaria and Byzantium in XIII and XIV century in various goldsmiths' techniques. It is believed that the ornaments belonged to members of the Bolyar families of the Second Bulgarian State.
The exposition is supplemented with silver jewelery from the collection of RHM-Burgas, which illustrate the tendencies in the medieval decorations.
The exhibition will be opened at 18.00 on 19 May as part of a program for the Night of Museums in Burgas.
On 19 May, at 18:00, an extremely rare and valuable find - ivory icon, found during the excavations of the Rusokastro fortress in 2017, will be presented in the Treasure Hall of the Archaeological Museum in Бургас (21, Bogoridi Str.) The discovery will be displayed for the first time infront of the general public.
The icon is two-sided. At the front are depicted archangel Gabriel in the left and St. Basil the Great. On the reverse - two crosses. The icon was made in the middle of the 10th century in Constantinople and belonged to a Byzantine emperor or a member of the imperial family. Such icons were produced in private rulers' studios only for members of the closest circle around the emperor. Findings such as this one today can be seen only in the collections of the world's largest museums, such as the Louvre, the Museum of Berlin, the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum, and now also the Burgas Museum.
Such exquisite works are stored in the treasures of the largest Western European cathedrals. They were donated there by the knights of the Fourth Crusade, who carried them after the sacking of the Emperor's Treasury in Constantinople in 1204.
During excavations, such a find is discovered only for the second time in the world. Interestingly, the first one was also found in Bulgaria in the distant 1901. Then the French archaeologist Georges Sierre discovered a fragment of such an icon in the excavations of the Trapezitsa fortress.
This year the Burgas Museum will present for the seventh consecutive time the Cup of the Natural History Museum. The contest will be called "Biodiversity - What We Know About It" and will be held on 29.05.2018.