Veliko Tarnovo: Itineraries & tips



"Veliko Tarnovo is one of the oldest towns in Bulgaria, the first settlements there came from 3rd millennium BC!"mywanderlust.pl
"Veliko Tarnovo is one of the most spectacular pieces of architecture you can see in Europe."mscgerber.com
"Veliko Tarnovo is another city rich in history and with an authentic Bulgaria (see itineraries)n look and renovated old houses."explorista.net
"Veliko Tarnovo is one of the most beautiful cities in Bulgaria (see itineraries)."travelpassionate.com
"Veliko Tarnovo is a picturesque city in North Bulgaria built on the hills around which the Yantra River meanders."ipanematravels.com
"Veliko Tarnovo is a special place and I made a good choice stopping off here on itinerary to Plovdiv on my Bulgaria (plan Bulgaria itineraries)n adventure."dontstopliving.net

Middle Bulgaria

Veliko Tarnovos location

Veliko Tarnovo at a glance

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Around Veliko Tarnovo


Gorna Oryahovitsa Airport (GOZ)

About Veliko Tarnovo

Veliko Tarnovo – the impregnable Bulgaria (plan Bulgaria itineraries)n city in 12th-14th century. It is located on main road connecting Europe with Lesser Asia in the valley of the Yantra river. From its glory days as the kings capital we can still see even a lot today, but the town is still keeping the secrets of the legends for hidden kings library and the treasure from the burned monastery. The tourists on religious trip can visit 15 churches and 1 chapel, all of them examples of medieval architecture.. Thousands of tourists visit the old Bulgaria (Bulgaria itineraries)n capital to watch one of the only three examples in the world today the audio-visual performance “Sound and light”. From Veliko Tarnovo the eco tourists can make a trip on the numerous routes of Stara planina mountain.

Things to do

This is one of Bulgaria (Bulgaria itineraries)’s most exciting cities, drawing in many tourists with its impressive architecture, castles, museums and historic sites. Especially history lovers will have a field day in this centuries-old city in north-central Bulgaria. Filled with tourist highlights, it’s a pleasant place to explore on foot.


Things To Do In Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Top Things To Do In Veliko Tarnovo

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. is steeped in five thousand years of history. This small, picturesque city is home to one of Europe’s grandest medieval monuments, the Tsaravets Fortress. If you have never been to Bulgaria before, this is certainly one of the country’s must-see destinations. Along with the rest of the Balkans, Turnovgrad eventually ...


11 thoughts on “What to See and Do in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria”

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Bulgaria (visit Bulgaria itineraries) isn’t a country that people typically add to their European itinerary. But I think I’ve already established that I’m addicted to discovering and exploring the more unexplored parts of Europe. It is one of the reasons why Eastern Europe is my favourite region of the continent.

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The coast of Bulgaria (plan Bulgaria itineraries) is a major emerging tourist attraction, especially for Romanian people. However, few tourists visit the center of Bulgaria (more about Bulgaria itineraries) even though it is a beautiful area with a lot to offer. Even though during summer the city is quite busy, it still doesn’t compare with other major European attractions.


One day in Veliko Tarnovo – top things to do

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Eat & drink

Food isn’t what immediately comes to mind when you think about travelling through Bulgaria (plan Bulgaria itineraries). Well at least it wasn’t for me. But Veliko Tarnovo is home to the best restaurant I ate at during my whole time in the Balkans and Eastern Europe. ...

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One of my best discoveries in Bulgaria (more about Bulgaria itineraries) was the amazing cheese, available in every form. It was cheese that was so good that I had it for every single meal while I was here — yes, even for breakfast! Cheese on toast, cheese on chips, cheese wrapped in bacon, cheese salad, I could not stop eating ...

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Once again I have to tell you that Bulgaria is a paradise when it comes to accommodation. You can find amazing and cheap hotels or hostels in every city. This also applies to the hotels in Veliko Tarnovo. I made a short list of three suggestions for every budget for you. These are some of the best-rated places to stay ...

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