About the hotel
St. St. Konstantin and Elena
Saints Constantine and Helena is one of the oldest resorts on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. It is just 10 km from downtown the city of Varnaand is a fabulous place to relax or hold business events.
Besides the convenient proximity to the largest coastal city in Bulgaria, the resort offers peace, comfort, beautiful scenery and hot mineral springs that enjoy visitors even in winter.
The atmosphere of Saints Constantine and Helena is fascinating - resort guests remain spellbound byits aristocratic appearance, timelessness that lurks between old trees and beautiful beaches. Visit it. Aqua Azur Hotel will gladly take care of your pleasant holiday or successful work.
It was built as a summer residence of Knyaz Alexander I Battenberg.The modern palace and its gardens are the work of Knyaz Ferdinand I. The building is considered to be one of the finest examples of post-Liberation architecture in Bulgaria.The palace's wine cellar was established in 1891 for the needs of the Knyaz, his family and his honourable guests. It is considered to be one of the best in Bulgaria.Another landmarkis the greenhouses with over 310 plant varieties, the sundial, a gift given to Tsar Ferdinand by the British Queen Victoria, etc.
EuxinogradPalaceis currently a presidential and governmental residence, but it is possible to organize visits – walks to see the Park and the EuxinogradPalace. A request to visit is necessary to be sent.
EcoPark- St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia University Botanical Garden
The UniversityBotanical Gardenin the city of Varnais the first EcoParkin the country which combines artificial and natural ecosystems. The plant collections includes more than 300 species of exotic trees and shrubs, herbaceous plants, collection of irises, Rose Garden, where more than 70 varieties of decorative roses bloom and scent, day-lily garden, cacti and succulents in the open water areas with typical water-loving plants and animals exotic and unfamiliar trees and shrubs from around the world, as well as archaeological findings from II-IV century revealed within the University Botanical Garden. You can buy plants to take home from the Botanical bazaar.
On the territory of the EcoParkthere is the Academic Jockey Club, which offers horse-riding lessons, free riding and tours on the route of the ecological park.
Saints Constantine and Helena Monastery
Saints Constantine and Helena Monastery is situated in the center of the resort. There is no precise data when the monastery was founded, but it is assumed that it happened in the early 18th century. The emergence of the monastery is connected with the miraculous icon of Saints Constantine and Helena exposed to these places, which was kept in here until the mid-20thcentury. The monastery church is unique. In the altar, beneath the Throne,there is a healing spring (the Holy Spring), which is preserved until now. When the monastery church was builtapiece of the Cross of Christ was built in the throne. Here the relics of Saints Constantine and Helenaare kept, as well as a piece of the relics of Saint Valentine.
The church complex was turned into a museum until 1992, but in 1999 the status of a monastic cloister was restored and the re-establishment of the monastery began.