Insider's Guide to Veliko Tarnovo

Insider's Guide to Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria (B)

Veliko Tarnovo was one of our favorite stops on our month long tour of Bulgaria. We arrived without really knowing what to expect, and left feeling extremely amazed that this is not a more well-known European destination.

We spent five nights in Veliko Tarnovo. Many may argue it was too long, but we are slow travelers and were in no rush to leave our breezy balcony with these amazing 180 degree views.

This was the fabulous view from our balcony. Great place to enjoy a cool drink on a lazy summer afternoon.

With such affordable prices, we were able to treat ourselves to a few nice dinners out and enjoy a few bottles of Bulgarian wine overlooking Tsarevets Fortress at sunset (from our apartment). That alone, made it worth the long stop.

Veliko Tarnovo is one of the oldest settlements in Bulgaria, therefore, it is often considered a central gathering place. In the summer months, it hosts many special events and festivals. During our visit, there was a great energy in the city with the 19th Annual International Folklore Festival, The Count of Monte Cristo outdoor play, and the weekend laser and light show on the Fortress. Summer in Veliko Tarnovo does not disappoint! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Insider's Guide to Veliko Tarnovo
Guide Location: Bulgaria » Veliko Tarnovo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Audrey Lesner
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Tsarevets Fortress
  • Monument of Asenevci
  • Lino bar
  • Malkiat Inter