Varna Zoo is not large in size - its territory can easily be bypassed in 30 minutes. The animals here are kept in enclosures behind bars, so they can only be watched from afar. The history of the zoo began in 1956, when the crew of a military vessel brought a bear from the next voyage. The animal was nicknamed Maxim and settled in Seaside Park. Soon other inhabitants joined him.
Great place, small place l, but relaxing and good for kids. They can play with the ducks.
Excelent value for money :)
If you have time walking through park, a good place for a short visit. The zoo is not big, but has some interesting animals - camels, lions, tigers, monkeys, bear 🐒🐅🐻
Small but very cozy zoo because most animals are ‘just a hand away’ :)
A small but good value zoo. The facilities for animals here are very tired, but there is hope, areas of the zoo are closed off and it’s very clear that they are upgrading the zoo, removing fencing for glass, providing seating and a much better.. Read more » quality experience.
Despite the size you will see lions, tigers, a bear, camels and mongooses. Among the choice of animal on offer.
Small zoo but did have a great selection of animals. Highlights for me were the big cats (lions, tigers and lynx), llama and wild birds. Clean and well maintained, Some construction work ongoing but didn't affect enjoyment and probably the be.. Read more »st time of year to do it. Great price of 3leva per adult.
Lovely, green and shaded. The zoo is in on a smaller scale but still well maintained. Cages aren't very big but the animals are looked well after.
I had a lot of fun watching the animals! You can see lions, a very cute bear, some deers and a few cool birds. It's a very small zoo but the price reflects that (3lv for an adult)
Nice little zoo to spend some time while in Varna. Did not have the chance to meet the tiger, the wolves were temporary relocated and the bear was nowhere around. The mighty Lion did not bother with us, he was just very hot and took a nap lying next .. Read more »to the window. Overall a nice experience. Tickets also affordable (6 leva for two adults and a 1,5 year old kid)
Adult: 3 leva
Student (not older than 18) and kids: 1 leva
You can also have access to the "contact area" where you can feed the goats for only 2 leva. This is an amazing activity for an animal lover! ❤️
We had a great time.
Visited in february of 2021. It is small though it still has quite the number of well kept animals some of which i haven't seen in previous zoos. Sadly the big cats were in reconstruction and i wasn't able to see them, maybe in the future w.. Read more »hen i visit Varna i will stop by the zoo and have a look again.
The tickets are cheap and it's worth the visit.
Great small zoo to visit for an hour or so. You get to see up close lions, tiger, bear and some other more unusual ones such as llama, camels, kangaroo. Animal labels and description next to each area. Animals look well cared for. Cheap entry ticket.. Read more ».
It's a small zoo, but we always spend nice moments with our son, 6yo
It is a good place for a short family trip, they have been renovation some parts of the zoo up current standards but there is still a lot to be desired.
This place needs serious renovation. It hasn't changed in 18+ years.. It's a good place for recreation and to take your kids. It has monkeys, bears, lions, tigers, camels , birds and more
You might expect the zoo of the third largest city in Bulgaria to be a bit larger but that should not stop you from going there. You can do the tour in about an hour. Still, a lot of animals to be seen - ranging from birds to wolves. The cage of the .. Read more »tiger was closed for construction, did not see benches to just sit and look at the animals and the playground is tiny/boring
In need of a good clean up at the very least. The cages are way too small for the animals. Most of the cages are with concrete floor which can't be very nice for the animals. We also saw that they are feeding the birds white bread which cannot b.. Read more »e healthy for them. So in need of improvement all round
The zoo is rather small having only a few animals, however it was clean and beautiful. It felt like the animals were in good shape except the large felines they had. The weather felt too cold for them and the enclosure was too small. The entire tour .. Read more »took us less than an hour but that wasn't a problem.
This is the Varna Zoo garden, its a good place with a lot of animals, the price for enter is good, for 2 family members and 2 little kids we paid 6 leva, or 3 euro.
Great layout although is small( whole tour took 1h), nice feeling to see the ducks walking side by side with the tourists. Our personal Highlights the Lion ,the kangaroo, and the bear.
Has a drinking fountain and a small playground
Well, ponies and llamas looked pretty happy, but this zoo definitely is not a place for the tiger and the lion they are trying to keep in small cages.
It would be nice if you could offer a small bags with threads for animals and birds - like carrots, or seeds. Then people will stop feeding them with forbidden things.
Varna Zoo is located in the heart of the Sea Garden in Varna and is a favourite place for kids and adults. It is neighbouring the Dolphinarium and the Museum of Natural History. The first animals in the zoo&nbs.. Read more »p;were the bear 'Maxim', a gift from sailors of the minesweeper "G. Dimitrov" in 1956, and the red deer 'Longos'. Today the zoo houses 60 species of animals, with more than 300 individuals, of which 17 protected kinds of birds and animals, written in the Red Book of Bulgaria for protected species.
Varna ZooDate opened30 April 1956; 64 years agoLocationSea Garden (Varna)
Varna, BulgariaCoordinates43.2106420°N 27.9371434°ELand area6 acresNo. of animals300No. of species60Annual visitors100,000Major exhibitsBirds, Herbivore animals, Carnivore animals, PrimatesWebsiteVarna Zoo
Varna Zoo was built between 1958-1961 and opened on 30 April 1961. Architect Bistra Markova laid out the animal houses together with K. Karakashev and with the support from the major at that time, Nikolay Boyadzhiev.
Until the bear house was built in 1958, the bear Maxim had been tied to a tree. The lakes were populated with Rose pelicans. By 1974, the zoo received animals from the Sofia Zoo and foreign zoos, including kangaroos, lamas, panthers, penguins, swans from Berlin and other. By 1994 there were around 50 animal species. The oldest animals were Martin, a 24-years old camel, and the bears Martin and Marga, born in 1972.
Excellent environment !! Really cheap
A bit small, but nice to visit. Animals look well nurished and cared for, great place to visit, both for kids and adults.
Amimals sleep all day in cages. Weather is not friendly to see them.
Cute and not too big zoo with well-kept animals of all kinds. You will find big cats like lion and tiger, pelicans, storks, monkeys, bear, black swans, white peacocks, camels, lama and other interesting animals. There are few benches where you could.. Read more » rest and enjoy watching some of the animals. If you have enough time you could spend about an hour here :)
It's OK if you haven't seen almost any animals in your life. I give it 3 stars because it was nice to see some wolfs, camels and a female lion. The rest of the animals were very common for any east european person. In 35-45 minutes you can .. Read more »see the whole Zoo. You can ONLY pay in leva, which is awful because there is no xchange. Paid 9 leva for 4 people.
It's a nice, not very big zoo! Kids love it!
Small, not a lot of animals. In and out in about 30min. But it seems to be pretty well maintained
Great place to visit with your family and friends. If you love animals, you will never be bored in here.