Veliko Tarnovo

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Veliko Tarnovo

Veliko Tarnovo, a former capital of Bulgaria on 241 kilometers from Sofia and 220 kilometers from Varna, is one of the most ancient cities in Bulgaria.

Its history dates back to the 4th millennia BC. Veliko Tarnovo is famous for its remarkable architectural monuments, miniatures, mural paintings, literature, arts and crafts.

Do not miss to visit the architectural-museum reserve “Tsarevetz”, the audio-visual show “Sound & Light”, the churches “St. Dimitar of Thessalonika”, “St. 40 Martyrs” and “St Apostles Peter and Paul, the Gurko street, the Samovodska market place, Kolio Ficheto’s building models – the house with the monkey, the Hadji Nikoli Inn, the Museum of Revival.

You will certainly find many more interesting places to visit in Veliko Tarnovo.

14 comments on “Veliko Tarnovo

  1. […] located in the Central Balkan Mountains 280 km away from Sofia and just a mere 38 kilometers from Veliko Tarnovo. It has managed to preserve a great part of its architectural heritage. Elena is a very attractive […]

  2. […] which is small part of the Thracian Lowlands. It is 37 km from the town of Yambol and 125 km from Veliko Tarnovo. The favorable natural conditions made this place attractive for living six thousand years […]

  3. […] The Kilifarevo Monastery is pitched beside the Belitsa River, some 4 km from the village of Kilifarevo and 16 km to the south of Veliko Tarnovo. […]

  4. […] and arts, lying at the foothills of the beautiful Elena part of the Balkan Range, some 18 km from Veliko Tarnovo. Viewed from the north, it resembled a medieval […]

  5. […] situated within the town of Arbanasi, and at a distance of 5 kilometers from the town of Veliko Tarnovo. It was built at the time of The Second Bulgarian Kingdom. During the Ottoman rule the monastery […]

  6. […] The Preobrazhenie Monastery dates back to the Second Bulgarian Kingdom. It is located midst a gorgeous lime-tree forest, under the vertical jagged cliffs in the ravine of the Yantra River, some 6 km north from Veliko Tarnovo. […]

  7. […] 2001 four students in Iconography from the University in Veliko Tarnovo painted the temple. In the church you can see portraits of 12 saints and the relics of one of them […]

  8. […] the Mother of God Convent was founded in 1348 by the prominent Bulgarian Hesychast Theodosius of Veliko Tarnovo with the support of Tsar Ivan Alexander (Hesychasts were people, nearly all monks, who defended the […]

  9. […] Trinity is situated in a beautiful countryside at the foot of the Arbanassi plateau about 6 km from Veliko Tarnovo and 1.5 kilometers from the village of […]

  10. […] Monastery of the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ  is located on the Yantra River, 6 km north of Veliko Tarnovo near the village of […]

  11. […] are also other suitable areas for rock climbing in Bulgaria like at Lakatnik and close to Veliko Tarnovo limestone rocks, the granite rocks of  “Kominite” in Vitosha mountain close to Sofia. They […]

  12. […] village of Arbanasi you can find at 4 km north-east of the medieval Bulgarian capital Veliko Tarnovo. Prominent Bulgarian boyars settled here in the 13th century. Nowadays Arbanasi is an […]

  13. […] distance to the old Bulgarian capital Veliko Tarnovo and the architectural reserve Arbanasi and the Arbanasi Monastery is about 50 km. Bozhentsi is […]

  14. […] Tags: Bacho Kiro Cave, Dryanovo, Dryanovo Monastery, Kolio Ficheto, Lafchiev house, St.Nikola church ← Dobrich Veliko Tarnovo → […]

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