Veliko Tarnovo located on the Yantra River and is known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture. The old city is situated on three hills, Tsarevets, Trapezitsa and Sveta Gora.
The Sound and Light Show is a unique attraction in Europe and which is emblematic for the city. Through of music and spectacular illumination, this lights show recreates the history of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, the fall under the Turkish rule and the Liberation of Bulgaria.
The nearby village of Arbanassi was founded in the late 15th century by Christian settlers. The Arbanassi house, in general, is right in the middle of a large garden surrounded with high walls. There is a large gate that leads to the yard which gives the impressions of entering a fortress.
As a capital of the Medieval Bulgarian kingdom for more than two centuries Tarnovo was fortified by impressive walls. The inaccessible hill of Tsarevets was the best place where the supreme power of the Bulgarian tsars could be established.
The Asenevtsi monument is dedicated to the brothers Asen, Petar, Kaloyan and Ivan Asen II. The sword located in the middle is a symbol of the power and prosperity of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom.
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If you are planning your trip to Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria you will find this web site a very useful information resource about places to stay – hotels, guest houses, hostels; places to see – the ancient fortress Tzarevets, monuments, museums, the nearby village of Arbanasi; and places to eat and have fun – restaurants, bars, night clubs, etc.
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