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Burgas is the largest city in Southeastern Bulgaria and it is a regional centre of the largest region in the country. It is an extremely important economic, transport, administrative and cultural centre, a port city, with its own international airport and well-developed infrastructure, and last but not least – it is the most reliable tourist centre in the region. Burgas is located in the westernmost part of the Black Sea and gives the name of the largest bay on the Bulgarian Black Sea where it is located. It is surrounded by the lakes of Burgas, Atanassovsko and Mandra in the west, thus becoming a major part of the international migration route of the birds wintering in Africa, called Via Pontica. The name Burgas comes from Latin and means "tower". According to the legend it comes from a Roman road pillar, placed in the area of the present day Burgas port. There are prehistoric and ancient settlements from the Chalcolithic to Late Bronze Age found on its territory. The Thracians were among the first inhabitants of the area. In Roman times the city was called Deultum. In the Middle Ages it was already Pyrgos. The current name of the city dates back to the 17th century. There are over two hundred buildings in different architectural styles and traditions in Burgas that are declared monuments of culture. The majority of them are close to the pedestrian area of the city. The Customs building from 1921, designed by the famous Bulgarian architect Georgi Fingov; the casino from 1938, designed by Dimitar Fingov; the Lermontov House and others are among the most significant ones. One of the biggest riches of Burgas is its Sea Garden, below which are located the city's beaches and its symbol - the Bridge of Burgas. The island of St. Anastasia is in the area of the Burgas Bay where the Monastery of St. Anastasia is located. It is one of the oldest buildings in Burgas, the only island monastery in Bulgaria and listed as a monument of culture. There are many old and valuable churches in the city, such as St. St. Cyril and Methodius, St. Assumption, Holy Trinity and others. There are several interesting museums in Burgas as well - the Historical and Ethnographic Museums, the Archaeological one and the Museum of Natural History. Fans of ecotourism may visit the nearby lakes declared protected areas and reserves, which are a paradise for ornithologists. There is a really wide variety of places to stay in Burgas. Those who visit the city to have walks and enjoy its pleasant atmosphere may stay in a hotel in the centre of Burgas or an apartment, some of which are located in the Sea Garden. The ones who want to spend the summer in Burgas and enjoy the beautiful beaches in its surroundings may choose between the many hotels in Sarafovo and Kraimorie that offer tranquility and excellent opportunities for recreation. One of the most popular vacation areas next to the city is the Rosenets Park, known also as Otmanli. There are numerous holiday homes, hotels and holiday villas there. Of course, many business hotels in Burgas are available to the visitors of the city, offering first-class conditions for business and vacation at any time of the year. There are many cozy guest houses and youth hostels in the city for budget-conscious travellers.
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