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The former Royal Spa Casino.
The former Royal Spa Casino.
Varshets is located in Bulgaria
Location of Varshets
Country Bulgaria
Elevation 395 m (1,296 ft)
Population (31.12.2009[1])
 • Total 6,538
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 3540
Area code(s) 09527

Varshets (Saint George.

A 2nd century BC bronze sculpture of a Thracian boy found in the vicinity of the town is today a symbol of Varshets. The modern town is linked to Medeca, a Roman and Byzantine site first mentioned in the 6th century AD. Varshets' existence was also evidenced in 16th century documents. The first state baths in Varshets were built in 1910 and were run by Damyan Ivanov, a balneologist who specialized in Austria-Hungary. The New Baths were built in 1930, and the Sun Garden was arranged in 1934. In 1950, Varshets was proclaimed a national resort.

The city's surroundings
St. George Church


  • Honour 1
  • Famous people 2
  • Balneology 3
  • Other 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Varshets Saddle on Smith Island, South Shetland Islands is named after Varshets.

Famous people

  • The poet Lachezar Stanchev was born in Villa Nezabravka (Unforgettable).(born. 12.9.1908, Varshets – died. 13.3.1992, Sofia).
  • Teodor Salparov – player in the Bulgarian national volleyball team.
  • Vyara Ankova – TV journalist, foreign correspondent of the Bulgarian National Television from Greece, wife of Tomas Lafchis.
  • Prof. Vesselin Nikiforov, Governor of the Bulgarian National Bank – 1974 – 1984 (source:


Varshets, the renovated Spa center


"Varshets" is also the name of the famous paleontological locality of Middle Villafranchian (Late Pliocene) fauna and flora near the village of Dolno Ozirovo in the vicinities of the town of Varshets.[2]


  1. ^ a b (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute – Bulgarian towns in 2009
  2. ^ Boev, Z. 1995. Middle Villafranchian birds from Varshets (Western Balkan Range – Bulgaria). – In: Peters, D. (ed.). Acta palaeornithologica. 3. Symposium SAPE. 5. Internat. Senckenberg-Konferenz 22–26 Juni 1992. – Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg. Frankfurt a. M., 181: 259–269.

External links

  • the news information site of
  • Varshets' business site (in Bulgarian only)
  • Tourism in Varshets
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