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Location: Veliko Turnovo is located 210 metres above sea level, along the historical hills of Sveta Gora, Tsarevets and Trapezitsa. The town is majestically perched on the two banks of the Yantra River, cutting a peculiar and unique gorge through the Turnovo Hills. It is situated 240 km north-east of Sofia, 42 km north-east of Tryavna and 106 km south-west of Rousse.
History: Veliko Tarnovo holds an important role in the Bulgarian history. The region was settled ever since the Neolith epoch and since then Thracians, Romans and Byzantines built their settlements in the region. The most glorious days of the city were during the medieval period, when the city was a political, religious and cultural centre of the Bulgarian kingdom.
The fascinating history of the city can be best felt on the top of Tsarevets hill, where one can see the whole city. A very well preserved stone fort wall encircles the whole hill and numerous archeological excavations from different periods were found in the region. Tourists will definitely be enchanted by the numerous turrets, basilicas and other buildings of historical significance
Sightseeing: Veliko Tarnovo is a magnificent typical Bulgarian town proudly standing on the Sveta Gora, Tsarevets and Trapezica historical hills 210 meters above the sea level.
The whole city is spreading along the steep hills and the majority of buildings carry the vision of the 18-19th century. The houses are huddled close to each other naturally positioned amidst the steep rocks.
There is a lot to be seen and done in Veliko Tarnovo. Visitors can’t help admiring the numerous unique monuments of the Renaissance period - a never ending wealth of spiritual and material values.
Veliko Tarnovo has always been an attractive site for tourists from Bulgaria and foreign countries.
Every year by the end of March the unique “Voice and Light” show is performed on the Tsarevets hill, representing the glorious history of Bulgaria.
Wine and Dine: Veliko Tarnovo region is famous for its high quality wines. The best wines in the region are produced in Lyaskovets, Suhindol and Svishtov.
Numerous local restaurants and mehanas offer wide range of delicious traditional local and Bulgarian cuisine.
Another remarkable attraction in the town is the never ending night life. The second largest university in Bulgariq is situated in the city and the streets are crowded with young people. The best thing of all, are the small dimensions of the city, which allow you to walk on foot everywhere around.
How to get to Veliko Tarnovo: The town is easy accessible by bus and railway transport. Just 10 kilometers away from Veliko Tarnovo is the Gornya Oryahovitsa airport. The airport is used solely by charter and cargo flights from Europe, Asia and Africa.
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