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Veliko Turnovo & Surroundings



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HIGHLIGHTS


Veliko Turnovo
Tsarevets Fortress
Varosh Quarter
Views From Gen.Gurko Street
Sarafina House
House of the Little Monkey
Asenova Quarter
SS Petar i Pavel Church
Sveti Dimitar Church



SURROUNDINGS


Arbanassi
Church of the Nativity
Kostantsaliev House
Petropavlovski Monastery
Preobrazhenski Monastery
Dryanovski Monastery
Bozhentsi - heritage village
Etura village museum
Tryavna - heritage village
Shipka Pass
Rock Monasteries of Ivanovo



TRAVEL


Daily train to Bucharest (5 hours)
and Istanbul
Several daily trains to Sofia;
frequent connections from
Gorna Oryahovitsa

Transfers available to Arbanassi
Packages comprising several days
in theis region with guided
tours can easily be organised

The romantic, former capital of the 2nd Kingdom, Veliko Turnovo is well worth a few days exploration, and is within
easy reach of several fascinating heritage villages and historic monasteries.



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Tsarevets Fortress with Patriarchate, Veliko Turnovo

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VELIKO TURNOVO

The ancient town of Veliko Turnovo is blessed with one of the most romantic townscapes in Eastern Europe, and is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding region, rich in cultural heritage, monasteries and beautiful landscapes. It is also well situated between Sofia and Bucharest and within easy reach of the Danube port at Ruse, the Valley of Roses and the second city of Plovdiv. We can provide a car and driver/ guide for tours to the surrounding region including Arbanassi, Ivanovo Rock Monasteries, Bozhentsi heritage village, Etura village museum and the crafts village of Tryavna (wood-carving and icons), in addition to guided tours of Veliko Turnovo including the impressive Tsarevets Fortress. Veliko Turnovo offers good shopping (including paintings, antiques and other crafts), restaurants, bars, and cafes.

Veliko Turnovo is built over a series of precipitous hills divided by deep chasms and the Yantra River, and overlooked by the massive, mediaeval Tsarevets fortress complex. The old houses have been described as a form of "organic' architecture due to the manner in which they seem to cling to the hills between vines, flowering bean trees and lilacs. The town is steeped in history and was the capitral of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom from 1185 to 1396. It is surrounded by historic villages, churhces and monasteries such as the Dryanovski and Petropavloski Monasteries. The Tsarevets fotress is often illuminated on summer nights by a spectacular 'son et lumiere' light and music show.




Bozhentsi village / Kmetovzi / Bozhentsi

Veliko Turnovo / Veliko Turnovo / Asenovo quarter of Veliko Turnovo

Church of the Nativity, Arbanassi / Arbanassi / Etura village museum

Veliko Turnovo / Tsarevets fortress - palace ruins / Tsarevets Fortress







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