Burgas doesn’t have many intriguing sights in the city center, but what it lacks in attractions it makes up for with charm.
A good place to start is on one of the two pedestrianized streets cutting through the city center. Aleksandrovska runs north from the railway station and bus terminal and Aleko Bogoridi runs east from Aleksandrovska to the Sea Garden.
Aleksandrovska is lined with shops and a few restaurants all the way to Troykata Square.
A few landmarks along Aleksandrovska include the Hotel Bulgaria, which is one of the tallest buildings in the city at 17 stories, and the Burgas Municipality. A giant compass is built into the bricks a couple blocks from Troykata Square.
At the end of Aleksandrovska is Troykata Square, which has a fountain and a huge monument to the Soviet army.
Aleko Bogoridi was more pleasant to walk down in my opinion. The buildings were more colorful and it felt more inviting. There were more choices as far as food and a few museums and other attractions on or near the street.
Near the Hotel Bulgaria and the intersection at Aleksandrovska is the Surp Hach Armenian Orthodox Church, built in 1853.
Five museums are near Aleko Bogoridi, but all were closed for my visit. The official website for the city museums can be found here.
First, right on Aleko Bogoridi is the Archaeological Museum. It has a small yard outside with some historic tombstones. A block south is the Petko Zadgorski Art Gallery, which is housed in a former synagogue.
A block north along Konstantin Fotinov is the Natural History Museum. Two blocks north on Mihail Lermontov is the Historical Museum, and another block from there is the Ethnographic Museum.
Finally, across from the Ethnographic Museum is the Sveti Kiril & Metody Orthodox Church. It’s the largest church in Burgas and was built between 1897 and 1907.