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Targovishte


Targovishte: is situated at the southern foot of Preslavska Mountain on the two banks of Vrana River 339 km northeast of Sofia. During the last years Targovishte gets a serious economic progress which transformed the image of the town. Its natural geographic situation helps the development of cultural- historical, spa, hunting, rural and eco tourism. Targovishte is a regional centre and a famous wine region.

History: The historical findings show that the region was inhabited ever since the copper-stone epoch. The old name of the town is Eski Fjumaya (Old Market) and was first mentioned in 1573 when the town is under Ottoma Rule. It forms as a trade centre and in the end of the 18th century Ksidjumaiski Fair was opened in the town. During the Renaissance many Bulgarians settled in the oriental town and force the cultural and economic development. Many crafts flourish in the town. A school, church and a community centre is opened in the town. Targovishte becomes one of the revolutionary centers in the country. The fair was also revived, known as the summer fair and exhibition for industrial goods.




Sightseeing: The Varosha Neighbourhood has over 30 buildings with interesting architecture, among which is “St. Sedmochislenitsi” (1851). The “Borovo oko” (pine tree eye) complex is a very attractive site in the region.
7 km away from the town “Parka” Leso Park is situated. The hotel and entertainment complexes here are “The white horse” and “Paradice”. 8 kilometers south west of Targovishte is the Targovishte spring. The mineral water is good for the health and a resort town with open air swimming pool, prophylactics and a hotel are in the vicinity of the town.

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