Veliko Tarnovo

Veliko Tarnovo is a city in north central Bulgaria. It is located on the Yantra River and is famous as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture.

Veliko Tarnovo is one of the oldest settlements in Bulgaria, having a history of more than 5 millennia, as the first traces of human presence dating from the 3rd millennium BC are on Trapezitsa Hill.

One of Bulgaria's primary tourist destinations, Veliko Tarnovo boasts many historical monuments and landmarks, such as the ruins of the castle Tsarevets on the hill of the same name, which housed the royal and patriarchal palace, and Trapezitsa, the second fortress of the inner city on the right bank of Yantra. Other attractions are the St Demetrius of Thessaloniki Church, St Forty Martyrs Church, the numerous Bulgarian National Revival buildings with their typical architecture, and many more...

Helpful Links:
Veliko Tarnovo Tourist Portal
Veliko Tarnovo Info
Official Veliko Tarnovo City Web Site
Official Veliko Tarnovo County Web Site
St Forty Martyrs Church

The chruch of St. Nicholas above Veliko Tarnovo.
The St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki church at Veliko Tarnovo. View from the "Bishop's Bridge".
The weaver's shop at the old market of Veliko Tarnovo.
The old market street of Veliko Tarnovo.
The Pottery shop at Samovodska Charshiya, the old market of Veliko Tarnovo.
The Monument of the Asens at Veliko Tarnovo.