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Veliko Tarnovo - the old Bulgarian capital

View of Veliko Tarnovo

 

Tsarevets

 

Houses overlooking the river Yantra

You should not miss to see the remains of the castles rising on Tsarevets hill together with the restored old churches and monasteries in the vicinity of the town. The central Market Street of Tarnovo, known as the "Samovodska Charshia" is one of the most interesting sights. It has preserved its authentic look from more than 100 years ago. It is lined by the small workshops of local masters of crafts, working on the spot and selling the pieces they produce right in front of the eyes of tourists, using original traditional technologies passed from generation to generation.

The modern part
The village of Arbanassi (population: 310 inhabitants) is one of the most picturesque old settlements in Bulgaria. It is situated in the rocky plateau of the same name, 4 km northeast of the town of Veliko Turnovo. Calmness and luxury are what tourists are attracted by in the family hotel Boliarska Kashta. It is built in the typical medieval Arbanassi architecture from carved stone, massive wood and lime. The hotel consists of two houses - Boliarska Kashta and Bohemi and offers a restaurant using organic domestic products, day bar, spacious summer garden with barbecue and children's playground.

Bolyarska Kashta Hotel

 

 

The town of Veliko Turnovo is built in the outskirts of the Central Fore Balkan. The town is situated amphitheatrically on 4 hills - Tsarevets, Trapezitsa, Momina Krepost and Sveta Gora, the ridges of which were indeed the deeply inclined steep banks of the Yantra river meanders. Tsarevets was the capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom in XII century AC. Ancient travelers write about the town of Turnovo as "the second after Constantinople" in its beauty and might.
Seven centuries ago as a capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom the town of Tsarevets had had a major role in the political and the spiritual life in Bulgaria. Archaeological researches show a significant civil, residential and cult building. The most monumental of it were the King's and Patriarch's Palaces. Now the old town quarters are preserved with their dislocated on terraces Bulgarian Renaissance houses, with their fine interior, handicraft workshops and cafes. Today's travelers describe it as the most beautiful Bulgarian town. Now the town of Veliko Turnovo is an administrative, economical and cultural centre.

 

A street in Veliko Tarnovo

 

 

Grand Hotel Veliko Tarnovo

Grand Hotel Veliko Tarnovo is situated in the centre of
Veliko Turnovo offering a splendid view of the Old Town. The hotel has all that is to be expected from a hotel of a high standard.
Rooms: 201, incl. 2 suites and 19 deluxe double rooms
Restaurants: "Tsarevets", "Preslav", "Pliska", Barbecue restaurant, Day Bar, Cafe, Night Club
Facilities: Congress centre with 4 conference rooms, Sport Centre, indoor swimming pool, saunas, beauty salon, 24 hour room service, Budget Rent-a-car, shopping centre.

 

Houses in veliko Tarnovo

 

Art Galery

 

View of the river

Veliko Tarnovo is also the centre of a district, a dynamically developing industrial city that breathes with the pulse of electronic and electrical engineering and machine building, and takes pride in its new housing estates spacious areas that combine modern architecture with longstanding traditions. Accommodation is available in top-class hotels and in a motel on the outskirts. There is a wide choice of programmes guaranteeing a pleasant stay and growing familiarity with this noteworthy city.

 

View of the modern part

 

View from Velioko Tarnovo

 

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