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Second Bulgarian Empire

Sofia – Veliko Tarnovo - Arbanasi

The route can be completed within 3 or 4 days. It is intended for an automobile or organized bus transport. The starting point is the city of Varna or the resorts: St. Konstantin and St. Elena, Slanchev Den (Sunny Day), Zlatni Pyasatsi (Golden Sands), Albena, the town of Balchik, Rusalka, the town of Kavarna or the city of Ruse. Accommodations are performed in the town of Veliko Tarnovo or Arbanasi. In the town visitors will have the opportunity to visit the Architectural and Historical Reserve “Tsarevets”, the Archaeological Museum, the church “Holy Forty Martyrs”, the Patriarch Monastery “St. Trinity”, the Museum “Revival of Constituent Assembly”, the Nunnery, and the Regional History Museum. Within 1 day from Veliko Tarnovo there is an option for visiting the Kilifarevski Monastery, the Plakovski Monastery, the Kapinovski Monastery, the Dryanovski Monastery, the Bacho Kiro cave, the ancient town of Nove, the medieval town of Cherven, the Ivanovski Rock Churches, the rock monastery “St. Dimitar Basarbovski”, the city of Ruse, the town of Tryavna, the Archaeological and Historical Reserve “Bozhentsi”, the Batoshevski Monastery, the Education Museum, the town of Gabrovo, the Museum “Home of Humor and Satire”, the Architectural and Ethnographic Complex “Etara”, the Sokolski Monastery, Shipka Peak, Nikopolis ad Istrum, the Tomb of Tsar Sevt – Golyamata Kosmatka, the Tomb in the Ostrusha Mound.


Sofia

Sofia is Bulgaria’s capital and its largest city. Founded thousands of years ago, today the city continues to develop as the country’s cultural and economic center. At present, the city has a population of 1,250,000. Sofia is located in the western part of the country, on The Sofia Plain and on the lower slopes of Mount Vitosha. The city’s average altitude is 550 meters above sea ...

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Veliko Tarnovo

Veliko Tarnovo is a town situated in North Bulgaria, an administrative center of the Veliko Tarnovo county. The town is situated in the valley of the river Yantra, at a distance of 241 km from the capital – Sofia, 228 km from the city of Varna, and 107 km from the town of Ruse. The Gorna Oryahovitsa airport is situated at a distance of 10 km from Veliko Tarnovo. This is the closest ...

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The Arbanasi Archeological Reserve

The village of Arbanasi is located on a high plateau 4 km from the city of Veliko Tarnovo. It is known that the village existed during the time of the Second Bulgarian State (1185 - 1393). At that time the Bolyari living in the capital Tarnovo used it as a summer residence. According to legend, the Tsar of Tarnovo minted coins here. After the victory of Ivan Asen II (reign 1218 - ...

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