Dobrich is one of the ten biggest cities in Bulgaria and is the administrative centre of Dobrich Province.
It is located 35 km away from the sea and is close to the largest Black Sea bay formed between Cape Kaliakra and Cape Galata. The Black Sea resorts of Albena, Golden Sands and St. St. Constantine and Elena, the tourist settlements of Riviera, Sunny Day and Russalka, and the tourist towns of Balchik and Kavarna are all located near Dobrich. Varna – the third largest city in Bulgaria known as Bulgaria’s Black Sea capital, is only 50 km away from Dobrich. Among the tourist attractions in the region are the Royal Palace in Balchik (a former residence of Queen Maria of Romania), Balchik Botanical Garden (featuring a remarkable collection of plant species from all over the world), Aladza Monastery and and Kaliakra Nature and Archaeological Reserve.
Dobrich is an established location for festivals and conferences. Eight national and international festivals are held there, including Sarandev European Youth Pop-Rock Music Contest, Folklore with Frontiers International Youth Music Festival and Contest , Hopes, Talents and Masters International Youth Music Festival and Maestro Zahari Mednikarov International Choir Festival. The main cultural sites of Dobrich include the Drama Theatre, the Art Gallery, the Regional Museum of History including its museum sites: the Open-Air Old Dobrich Architectural and Ethnographic Museum , the Museum of New and Newest History, Yordan Yovkov Literary House Museum, etc.
Ikar cinema screen all trendy movies including 3D. Rusalka swimming complex and sports complex Izida offer opportunities for practicing swimming, tennis, fitness, cycling, volleyball. Horse riding complex is accessible for advanced and beginner horse riders.
St. George Park is equipped with special ramps for extreme skating, skate-boarding, cycling.
The newly built Nature and Animals Protection Center is a unique establishment in Bulgaria. It spreads over an area of 160000 m2 with rich vegetation. The Centre breeds over 100 animal species including deer, does, lamas, mouflons, bears, Przewalski’s horses, goats, pheasants, buffaloes, waterbirds and exotic birds in the midst of uncultivated scenery that is as close as possible to the animals’ natural environment.