Today Kavarna is known as The Rock Capital
of Bulgaria. Every summer the town gathers
world famous rock musicians on one stage.
The first Kavarna Rock Fest festival was
held in 2006 and bands and musicians such as
Scorpions, Dream Theater, Tarja, Doro,
Heaven and Hell, Motörhead, Manowar, as well
as many other famous rock musicians and
bands have taken part in it to date.
The history museum of Kavarna contains finds
dating from the 5th – 6th century BC to
1940. Finds of the Thracian tribes that
populated the region are exhibited, as well
as ones demonstrating the way of life of the
Slavs and the Proto-Bulgarians. One
extremely interesting exhibit can be found
in the museum: a polymetal ingot, which was
a pre-coin age means of exchange.
Next to the museum is the restored Turkish
bath from the 15th century. Dobrudzha and
the Sea Exhibition, which tells the maritime
history of the region, can be seen there.
Stone anchors, coins and a Thracian gold
treasure found on the shores of Dobrudzha
Kavarna also has an ethnographic museum
exhibiting items characteristic of the
lifestyle of the people of Kavarna, national
dresses of different ethnographic groups and
adornments. The exhibition is in a house
typical of the wealthy citizens of Dobrudzha.
Some of the most picturesque beaches on the
Bulgarian Black Sea Coast are located in
Kavarna region. Rusalka (Mermaid) Resort and
its beautiful rocky shore are just 20 km
away from the town. Cape Kaliakra, the
eastern-most point of the Bulgarian Black
Sea Coast is also nearby. A museum is housed
in one of the caves on Cape Kaliakra where
visitors can learn more about the history
and the development of Kaliakra Fortress
throughout the years. Kaliakra is a nature
and archaeological preserve; many protected
species live within its boundaries; the
remains of a fortified wall and a bath are
preserved there as well.
The nearby village of Kamen bryag (Stone
Shore) is popular among tourists as a place
to celebrate July Morning. In 2007 John
Lawton, lead singer of Uriah Heep, performed
the band’s famous song with the same title
at sunrise on the seashore.
2 km away from Kamen bryag is Yaylata
National Archaeological Preserve, where a
number of archaeological discoveries have
been made. Three necropoles carved in the
rocks and 101 cave dwellings from the 5th
millennium BC are discovered on that
Two important wetlands lay north from
Kaliakra: Bolata and Taukliman (The Bird’s
Cove). Interesting water birds nest in these
places, and some of the animal species are
included in the Bulgarian Red Book (a list
of the endangered species in the country).
These are some of the destinations in the
country preferred by ornithologists.
The villages of Balgarevo and Tyulenovo, and
the town of Shabla are situated in the
vicinity of Kavarna. In addition to its
beautiful beaches and historic landmarks,
Kavarna and the region attract tourists with
some traditional events such as Mussel and
Fish Fest, Week of the Sea, Kavarna Rock