The Historical Veliko Tarnovo, located on the famous “Yantra River” (the 3rd longest Bulgarian tributary of the Danube River) is one of the most seeked destinations for tourists in Bulgaria.
Situated at the foot of Stara Planina Mountains in North Central Bulgaria, it attracts many tourists due to its unique architecture and history. The houses, stacked one above the other, situated on the sloppy hills of the city show a remarkable, unique architectural style.
Even as an ancient city, Veliko Tarnovo has modern and original bars, eateries and shops as well as the ultra modern Grand Central Mall (One of Bulgaria’s largest), with a multiplex cinema, shops, atrium and kids play area, there is definitely something for everyone in the mall alone. Veliko Tarnovo’s museums are varied and show the history of the ancient city as well as present some relics of the past.
The closest ski resort is in “Uzana” (pics below), the geographic center of Bulgaria, located at about 28 miles from Veliko Tarnovo. There are several hotels in the resort which provide tourism opportunities and good conditions for relaxation among the quiet and calm atmosphere of the mountain throughout the year. The surrounding sites of Uzana are suitable for spaleology and rock climbing. There are possibilities for cultural tourism in the region. In the nearby open-air “Ethnographic Museum Etara” people can learn more about Bulgarian crafts. The “Sokolski Monastery” is situated a few miles away from Uzana.
From its rich historical value, to its thriving modern nightlife and lush natural surroundings that provide many excellent opportunities for outdoor recreational activities,
Veliko Tarnovo offers you everything you could ever want for the perfect holiday or day out!!