The oldest and most beautiful preserved house for sale in Bulgaria before liberation

Bestay Property presents the commercial property, called “Citadela House”, which is a cultural monument of national importance in the seaside city of Varna. The Citadel House is 155 years old – on its facade is written – the year 1865.

About the Citadela House

The estate has a yard with an area of 1100 m².

The estate consists of a basement and four floors with total built up area of 1280 m².

It houses: an iconic restaurant in Varna, the office of Darik Radio and 4 studios which are rented on a hotel basis.

About the location

The commercial property is located in the Varosha district, or the so-called Greek neighborhood – in the very center of Varna. Very close to the beach and the Sea Garden and the Sea Station – one of the favorite places of the city’s residents.

The history of the commercial property

The Citadela House was built by Hadji Yanaki Flori – a large grain merchant at the time. Decorated in the spirit of European classicism and decorated with the attributes of the baroque, it is one of the most modern residential buildings of the time, not only in Varna, but throughout Bulgaria. Researchers liken the building to an Italian palace from the Renaissance era. One can also feel the influence of the summer palaces in Odessa, where its owner lived.

The Citadela House has a rich history: the first charity ball in Varna, held in 1867; the liberation of Varna from Turkish slavery in July 1878 housed the headquarters of the Russian army in the building. It is in this building that he spends his first night on Bulgarian soil Prince Alexander Batenberg, who is to be sworn in as Bulgarian ruler in two days. Over the years, the house housed the Girls’ High School, the Fleet Machine School (today the Navy School), the Deaf Mansion, the Blind School, the Kindergarten.

This special Bulgarian commercial property in Varna is waiting for its special person:

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Property ID
Property Size
1280 m²
Land Area
1100 m²
Year Built

Additional details

  • Net built-up area of the commercial property: 1280 m²
  • Yard: 1100 m²
  • Floors: The house has four floors and an underground floor
  • Exposure of the estate: South and east
  • Status: A cultural monument of national importance


  • Address Top Center of Varna, Bulgaria
  • City Varna
  • State/county Bulgaria, Commercial properties in Bulgaria

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Mario Boyadzhiev
  • Mario Boyadzhiev
  • +359 888502451
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