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New hopes for the Veliko Tarnovo – Arbanasi Cable Car

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Something like this maybe?

Veliko Tarnovo hopes to receive euro funding of 4 million levs for the realization of the aerial lift project that is to connect Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi. The cable car idea has been around for the last 10 years but was never implemented because of lack of money.

In the new programme period Veliko Tarnovo administration will apply for funding under operational programs, which now allow for funding for this kind of attractions. Continue Reading

Entertainment, Events and Festivals, Sports, Things to do

ABBA Tribute Concert in Veliko Tarnovo

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The Summer Theatre in Marno Pole Park

ABBA’s timeless hits will take over the towns of Veliko Tarnovo, Ruse and Lovech. The ABBA Tribute Concert in Veliko Tarnovo will be held on July 5th from 8 pm, the venue being Veliko Tarnovo Summer Theatre at Marno Pole Park. Famous Bulgarian singers and bands in collaboration with Ruse Philharmonic Orchestra are going to perform the greatest tracks of ABBA, one of  the all-time super groups in music history.

Tickets cost less than 5 euro and can be purchased online at eventim.bg

Entertainment, Events and Festivals

X Factor Bulgaria auditions in Veliko Tarnovo

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Bulgaria’s X Factor show presentors.

The X Factor Bulgaria auditions are back on the road later this month and they start from Veliko Tarnovo! Contestants willing to show their talent are increasing with each year. The X factor auditioning crew will visit 5 towns this year in search of the best and freshest voice. If you ever thought about auditioning now is the time. On July 16th you will have the opportunity to show the jury what you’ve got at Yantra Grand Hotel between 9 am and 7 pm! You just need to apply on-line and register for Veliko Tarnovo. Show them that you have the X factor.

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July Morning Fest in front of the Rectorate at Sveta Gora Hill

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The venue

July Morning is a hippie-influenced fest that started in 1972. The name of the event is closely related to Uriah Heep’s hit July Morning which was widely popular in Bulgaria at the time. It’s a unique fest that exists only in this country. Groups of people gather on the eve of July, 1st, usually at the beach, and stay up all night to meet the first Sun rays on the first day of July. They start fires, share drinks and play music while they wait for the sunrise. Although there are a number of versions at to what this tradition signifies, most people consider July Morning a celebration of the new beginning and the freedom of the spirit. It is considered that that the fest started as a subtle act of protest against the communist regime. Continue Reading

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Plans for a new park area in Veliko Tarnovo

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The terrain for the new park, just behind Billa store at the roundabout

Veliko Tarnovo Municipality has plans to build a new park with family-friendly activity grounds spanning on ​​18,000 sqm. The terrain is located in the Kachitsa area and its ownership was transferred to the Municipality just days ago at a meeting of the Council of Ministers. The place is known as the Circus Arena – circuses visiting the town are setting up their tents there. The Mayor of Veliko Tarnovo personally engaged himself with the project and the final decision was also due to his efforts. In his words, speculations that residential buildings or a new retail chain will be constructed there are false and in reality a new park with many options for recreation will be built on the premises. An interesting fact is that the first evidence of life in the region, from around 4000 BC., was found in Kachitsa area.

Entertainment, Events and Festivals, Sports, Things to do

Tvarditsa – Elena Rally 2015 to be held on 27th and 28th June

rali_tvardicaThe eleventh edition of the Tvarditsa – Elena Rally will be held on 27th and 28th  July. The rehabilitation of Elena – Tvarditsa lot was completed recently so the road conditions will be very good.

The official start of the Tvarditsa – Elena Rally 2015 will be given on June 27, Saturday at 5.00 pm in Svoboda Square in Tvarditsa. The final is scheduled for the next day at 15:30 in Svoboda Square again. To the delight of the spectators during the first day one of the stages will be held in the evening hours. On Sunday the rally will continue along a route which was part of the legendary Golden Sands Rally from the near past. The total distance the cars will have to cover is 106 km. Continue Reading