Veliko Tarnovo – legends and reality
Bulgaria Holidays – Veliko Tarnovo – past and modern times, legends and reality, rich cultural inheritance and active social life
Where to go on Bulgaria holidays? In Veliko Tarnovo? The town of Veliko Tarnovo is in north central Bulgaria, in the valley of Yantra River. Its population is around 72 000 people. Bulgaria is not a very big country but it has its bigger and smaller cities. Veliko Tarnovo is the 15th biggest town in the country. The town is at a distance of 241 km from the capital – Sofia, 228 km from the city of Varna and also 107 km from the town of Ruse. Veliko Tarnovo is also one of the most beautiful towns in the country. And it is Bulgaria holidays recommendation.
City of the Tsars, Bulgaria holidays
The most important monument of culture in Veliko Tarnovo is the medieval fortress Tzarevetz. It stays on the homonymous peak, surrounded on three sides by the river Yantra. When, in the times of the Second Bulgarian State, the town of Veliko Tarnovo was the capital, Tzarevetz used to be main fortress in the country. It wasn’t a closed fortress, though but a real medieval town.
In the centre of this town, part of Bulgaria holidays, the following buildings were rising: the palace, the church “St. Petka”, multiple residential and economic buildings. Also, there were water reservoirs and battle towers. The Patriarch’s residence was on the highest part of Tsarevetz, and the Patriarch’s church “The Ascension of Christ” was also very close. Bulgarian and foreign tourists like to visit it a lot on their trips around Bulgaria. It’s one of the preferred Bulgaria destinations for good Bulgaria holidays as well.
Often referred to as the ‘City of the Tsars’, Veliko Tarnovo is the crossing point of generations of Bulgarians. It has the spirit of past centuries, kept in its every stone.