If you are planning your trip to Bulgaria, you shouldn’t miss historic symbol of Bulgaria – medieval town Veliko Tărnovo. The town is located on the Yantra River and is known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire. It is one of the oldest settlements in Bulgaria, having a history of more than 5 thousands years.
The combination of geographical location, natural scenery and historical landmarks makes Veliko Tărnovo to be historically and architecturally one of the most important towns in Europe.
The first thing a visitor of Veliko Tărnovo will notice is the dominating feature of the city – a high rocky hill Carevec, surrounded by a massive medieval walls. The area is connected to the outside only by a narrow bridge and hide the ruins of Czar’s palaces and churches.
Steep slopes below the walls are several hundred meters deep. All the impressive scenery is completed with thousands of small houses from the 18th and 19th century, which, from the distance, look like they were built one above the other.
With a beautiful view of the city would be satisfied also the tourists who have no idea how many historical events took place in the context of European history.
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