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Veliko Tarnovo

Based in the North of the country this beautiful province is often know as the 'City of the Tsars'. This area attracts hundreds of tourists with its original architecture and attractive river settings. The area is known for its many churches and Patriarchal cathedral as well as architectural, art and painting schools. The area is home over 68,000 residents which is on the rise. This scenic area is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a breathtaking landscape.

The District of Veliko Turnovo

Home to a rich and wonderful history this place has a lot to offer, with interesting building and architecture at every corner. Despite have this incredible background the city still has many modern amenities. The city is abundant with shops, bars, cafés and their piste de resistance Grand Central Mall. This is one of the countries biggest shopping complexes with countless shops, a cinema and even a kids play area.
Want something educational? Then visit one of the many museums which will teach all about this city's great history and show you interesting items from times long gone.

Top attractions of Veliko Turnovo

Tsarevets Fortress

From 1185 to 1393 served as the city's main form of protection but nowadays is just a popular tourist destination.The Fortress is an incredible structure which hosts numerous operas, ballets or a combination of the two which produces an unforgettable performance.
The almost 4m high walls, 3 enormous gates and draw-bridge gave the city first class protection. The Palace on the central plain is surrounded by walls and towers to prevent attract.
This fortress is home to countess wonders and is more than worth a visit.

Church Dormition of The Mother of God

This is one of the main attractions of the area and has come of the most incredible architecture in the area. The rich people in the area funded the Renaissance style building in 1836, where it only took 2 years to complete. The building was designed and built by Gorni Bolertsi and is the largest of its type in the whole of northern Bulgaria.


The House with the Monkey

Built in 1848 this house not only has an interesting name but also intersting structure. The visible 3 stories and glass dome roof makes this house a popular site. The house got its name from a statue placed at its entrance which was intended to be a hunchback crouched down but inhabitants decided it looked more like a monkey.


Theatre Konstantin Kisimov

Established as an amateur theatre in 1952 it has housed numerous performances. The theatre has since expanded and now has 644. Its plays are so popular that they often go on tour around the country.


The Tsarevgrad Turnov – Sound and Light

The sound and light show is something spectacular which really is breathtaking. Created by a team of specialists to commemorate the 800th anniversary of Asen and Peter's rebellion this unforgettable experience aims to stay in your mind forever. The specially composed music along with the projected light and images envisages the Bulgarian way of life and symbolises their triumph through their difficult past. The show will leave you truly speechless.

Travel tips for Veliko Turnovo

Take some comfy shoes to walk in.
Don't for get your camera.
With so many places to visit make sure you leave enough time to see them all!
Dress up for a night in the local bars and delicious restaurants.
Be prepared of cold winters.

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