Burgas is the second-largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and the fourth-largest in Bulgaria after Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna. It also has rich history and many sites to visit. The Thracians built the first settlements in the area now known as Burgas: the mineral baths of Aqua Calidae and the fortress Tyrsis. The Baths and used by Byzantine, Bulgarian and Ottoman Emperors; a small fortress called Pyrgos was erected in the Middle Ages where Burgas is today and was most probably used as a watchtower. Today the local port is the largest in Bulgaria adding significantly to the regional economy.
Burgas also holds annual national exhibitions and international festivals and has a vibrant student population of over 6,000 that add to the city’s appeal. The historical society also maintains an open-air museum at Beglik Tash and Develtum.
There are many shops and malls, modern clubs, discos and beach bars. You can enjoy a walk in the Sea Garden or the beach, rest in the cozy cafes or visit the traditional Bulgarian restaurants. The city hosts the annual music festival Spirit of Burgas, which is one of the most famous music festivals in the country and is rapidly gaining worldwide popularity with people coming from all over the world to be part of it.
It is held every year in the city of Burgas on the central beach and is three days long. It welcomes performers of various music genres and therefore everyone can find what they like in this fest. There have already been famous DJs, such as Juan Alvarez, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Armin Van Buuren, Mark Knight, Fedde Le Grand, Richie Hawtin; hip hop stars like Busta Rhymes, Wu Tang Clan, Ms Dynamite, Onyx, Tinie Tempah; legends like Moby, The Prodigy, Korn and the headliner of the 2015 edition – Robbie Williams. There are more than five stages with all kinds of music and a beautiful view to the sea.