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About Burgas

Get to know our host city!

The first edition of the International Olympiad in Artificial Intelligence will take place in Burgas, Bulgaria: a vibrant coastal city located on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria.

It is the fourth-largest city in the country and is known for its rich history, cultural heritage, and beautiful natural surroundings.

Practical information

Burgas is well-connected by public transportation, including buses and taxis. The city is also served by Burgas Airport, making it accessible for international visitors.

Bulgarian cuisine is diverse and flavorful. Be sure to try local specialties such as banitsa (a cheese-filled pastry), shopska salad, and fresh seafood from the Black Sea.

Summers are warm with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 30°C (77°F to 86°F). Occasionally, it can get even hotter. Expect long, sunny days. Rain is rare, but a few short thunderstorms can occur.

Light clothing, swimwear, sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen are essential.

Tourist highlights

Burgas Sea Garden

This is the largest and most popular park in Burgas, offering scenic walks, playgrounds, and beautiful views of the Black Sea. It is an excellent spot for relaxation and outdoor activities.

Burgas Opera House

For those interested in performing arts, the Burgas Opera House hosts a variety of performances, including opera, ballet, and theater. Check the schedule to catch a performance during your visit.

St. Cyril and Methodius

An architectural gem in the heart of Burgas, this cathedral is named after the two brothers who created the Cyrillic alphabet. The cathedral's stunning frescoes and icons are a must-see.

Burgas Archaeological

Discover the rich history of the region through exhibits that showcase artifacts from ancient Thrace, Greece, and Rome. The museum provides a fascinating glimpse into the past civilizations that have influenced Burgas.

Looking forward to seeing you in Burgas!

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