About Veliko Tarnovo
Modern Veliko Tarnovo is a town-museum rich in many cultural museums and monuments and architectural preserves. Every year the town is visited by thousands of tourists from Bulgaria and from abroad. It is a prime concern of the whole nation to study and preserve the numerous historical and architectural monuments, the rich museums and the museum stock. Tourism in Veliko Tarnovo is one of the most significant trends in the economy of the country. The Veliko Turnovo region has a rich combination of prerequisites for the development of tourism: remarkable nature, historical and cultural memorials, unique architecture, many monasteries, marvelous natural relief, temperate climate, ecologically clean areas, mineral springs, and hunting farms.
The town is not only breathing history as the old capital of the Bulgarians, its also a living city: with an old University (with more than 12000 students), lets say the Oxfort of Bulgaria, it guarantees a good nightlife were several student bars are to be found, and it is also a good starting point for trekking in the surroundings of Veliko Tarnovo.
The geographic location of the region of Veliko Turnovo in North Central Bulgaria makes it a crossroad of nearly all vehicular traffic. The roads through Veliko Turnovo carry the highest volume of national and international traffic. Along the West-east route through the region is the national highway "Hemus" - with destinations Sofia and Varna. The regional road network is long - 1599 km - that is 4.4% of the whole road network of the country. Its density is higher than the average of the entire country. One of the most important advantages of the traffic infrastructure of the region is the international airport in the town of Gorna Oriahovitsa. It works non-stop and with state-of-the-art equipment. It takes in cargo, passenger and charter flights from countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Why buying a property in Veliko Tarnovo?
1. In 1997 Veliko Turnovo was presented with the "Sustainable Development" Award for Central and Eastern Europe.
2. Veliko Tarnovo is one of the most beautiful towns in Bulgaria
3. Veliko Tarnovo is the 3rd most attractive tourist destinations in Bulgaria, following Sea Resorts and Ski Resorts.
4. Veliko Tarnovo is not a big city, but offers all the modern conveniences
5. Veliko Tarnovo region is not thickly populated and too busy
6. Veliko Tarnovo is on the step of the mountain and the surrounding nature is amazing and unspoilt.
7. Veliko Tarnovo is in the middle of Bulgaria – on the same short distance to the main cities of Bulgaria: Sofia, Varna, Bourgas, Plovdiv
8. Properties in and around Veliko Tarnovo are extremely good value compared to the resorts.
The location, the good climate, the natural resources, historical heritage and preserved architecture, and the preservation and development of the traditional arts and crafts give Veliko Turnovo even better prospects for future development. Veliko Turnovo is an important landmark for Bulgaria, and the statistics show that the city and its region are in the top ten of the most visited tourist destinations in Eastern Europe.
The town of Veliko Turnovo is built in the ending outskirts of the Central Fore Balkan. The town is situated amphitheatrically on 4 hills - Tsarevets, Trapezitsa, Momina Krepost and Sveta Gora, the ridges of which were indeed the deeply inclined steep banks of the Yantra river meanders. Tsarevets was the capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom in XII century AC. Ancient travelers write about the town of Turnovo as "the second after Constantinople" in its beauty and might. The fateful events from the 13 centuries old Bulgarian State are related with this town, such as the Second Bulgarian Kingdom's apogee in XII - XIII centuries AC and the adoption of the First Bulgarian Constitution in 1874.
Seven centuries ago as a capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom the town of Tsarevets had had a major role in the political and the spiritual life in Bulgaria. Although there were very little evidences preserved by now they give clear information for the might of the Bulgarian Tsar dynasties and the Bulgarian Patriarch influence together with the spiritual activities in the former throne town. Archaeological researches show a significant civil, residential and cult building. The most monumental of it were the King's and Patriarch's Palaces. The exquisite architecture, the original and realistic murals in the cherishes, the colourful mosaics and handdiccraft masterpieces show the high disposition and artistic genius of Bulgarian masters, such as Zachary Zograf and Kolio Ficheto.
Now the old town quarters are preserved with their dislocated on terraces Bulgarian Renaissance houses, with their fine interior, handdiccraft workshops and cafés. The today's travelers describe it as the most beautiful Bulgarian town. Now the town of Veliko Turnovo is an administrative, economical and cultural center. The audiovisual performance "Sound and Light" is attraction for the visitors of the town, which can’t be forgotten.
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