The municipal council of Veliko Tarnovo approved the investment proposal of Ukrainian entrepreneurs for the creation of a Bulgaria in Miniatures Park. The municipality will provide a plot of land for the construction of the park.
Recently a Ukrainian business delegation met with the Mayor of Veliko Tarnovo Daniel Panov and the deputy mayors Snezhana Daneva-Ivanova and Gancho Karabadjakov. The idea for the entertainment complex was presented to them and the local councillors. The investment is expected to be approximately € 2 million.
Bulgaria in Miniatures Park will span over 60,000 sqm of land and will enable tourists to explore iconic historical and architectural masterpieces in the country without actually visiting them. It will be located in the area below the Baldwin Tower at Tsarevets Fortress. The models are to be 80, in 1:35 scale. Some of the miniatures which you will be able to see in the park are the ones of Tsarevets Fortress and the Asenevtsi Monument in Veliko Tarnovo, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the National Assembly Building in Sofia, the Dormition of the Mother of God Cathedral in Varna, the Ancient Theatre in Plovdiv, Baba Vida Fortress, the Bachkovo and Rila Monasteries, the Monument of Freedom at Shipka and others.
Nikyup will once again become the capital of watermelons – the Fifth Watermelon Fest will take place on 6th August. Nikyup is famous for growing some of the sweetest watermelons in Bulgaria. The official kick-start of the fest is at 6 pm. Various singing groups and dancing ensembles will perform during the event keeping up the good spirits. There will be also carving demonstration showing interesting techniques for the transformation of a watermelon into a sculpture. A number of competitions will also take place – watermelon eating, watermelon rolling and watermelon weight guessing contests. A procession with watermelon lanterns will also take place. 5 tonnes of watermelons are expected to be eaten during the fest.
Bulgarians consume an average of 73.5 litre of beer per capita each year. The data put us even in front of beer lovers in UK, but of course behind Czechs and Germans renowned for their love for the amber brew. Both Veliko Tarnovo based breweries, Bolyarka and Britos, have invested greatly in their business over the last years. They are both members of the Union of Brewers in Bulgaria which this year marks its 25th anniversary. Another anniversary to be marked this year is 135 years of brewing industry in Bulgaria. Brewers in Bulgaria marked an increase of 4% in beer sales across the country.
Students from Veliko Tarnovo University and the National Academy of Arts have turned the park at Ksilifor near Veliko Tarnovo in a magical forest. Dozens of sculptures made of wood, stone and metal now adorn and enliven the area. Ksilifor is located just 3 km away from VT and is a favourite place for day outs, hiking, sports and entertainment. Some of the enchanting items you will find there are a fabulous library, a tree with a golden apple, a magic carpet, a swing in the form of a dragon, Baba Yaga’s House (Baba Yaga is a witch who flies around in a mortar or on a broom and wields a pestle, and dwells deep in the forest in a hut usually described as standing on chicken legs (or sometimes a single chicken leg) and Flintstone’s car. A flock of ducks keep them company and a few turtles calmly swim in the small lake in the park and occasionally go out ashore.
Besides the sculptures of characters from fairy tales, the young people participating in the event have also created and set up benches, tables, chairs and other park furniture. The Park Sculpture and Functionality Student Workshop was first held in 2011.
Attractive event for dog-owners and dog-lovers will be held on 30 July in the Monuments Area in Svishtov. The dog exhibition will have competitive character and will feature 3 categories. The first will be for small dogs weighing up to 10 kg, the second category will cover pooches from 10 to 20 kg, while the third will be for barking pets above 20 kg. Each category will have prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place; they are provided by sponsors, owners of pet stores, veterinary clinics and a leading brand in the manufacturing of veterinary medicines. Dogs will be evaluated by a competent jury based on their appearance and special abilities. There will also be an audience award given for the best liked animal.
An important condition to enrol your dogs for participation is for them to have passports with vaccination records. These documents have to be presented on the day of the competition.
The 12th edition of the Tvarditsa – Elena Rally 2016 is to be held on 15th, 16th and 17th July. It is part of the national rally championship organized by the Bulgarian Automobile Sport Federation. The total length of this stage is 295 km; 130 km of them are competitive and will be divided into 11 legs.
The official opening is on 15th July from 9 pm in Tvarditsa town square.
The planned reconstruction of the Veliko Tarnovo – Arbanasi road starts today (12.07.2016). Recently heavy boulders and mud from the slopes along the road collapsed onto 2 cars prompting authorities to take actions to secure the lot. Road signs will indicate the detour route.
People travelling from VT through Arbanasi to Gorna Oryahovitsa and vice versa should take the road passing through Sheremetya. Closed for the entire time will be the lot from the water tap at the chine all the way to the fork at Mavrikov Factory. The road is said to be open on the way to the fork at Mavrikov Factory. The road is said to be open on September, 1st.