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8th Trabant Motor Show in VT

The 8th edition of Trabant Motor Show will take place on March, 18th in Veliko Tarnovo. The local Trabant Fan Club is expecting more than 80 East German cars from Bulgaria, Romania, Germany and Russia to participate in the expo.

The trabis, as some call them endearingly, will be on display at the parking lot between the Army Club Building and Marno Pole Park from 10 am till 11 am. From 11 till 12 am they will be in front of the Municipality. At 12 they will parade along the streets of Veliko Tarnovo on their way towards the parking in front of Praktiker. There Trabant owners will show off their expert driving skills. There will be prizes for best preserved vehicle and also for best car tuning.

This famous car was produced in the German Democratic Republic between the years 1957-1991 at a factory in Zwickau, during which period more than 3 million vehicles have been constructed.

Source: http://www.focus-news.net/news/2017/03/09/2372212/veliko-tarnovo-za-osma-poredna-godina-trabant-fest-shte-sabere-kolektsioneri-na-sotsvozilata-ot-tsyalata-strana.html

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Ovcha Mogila – unique with its hot mineral water

 

Not far from Veliko Tarnovo is the village of Ovcha Mogila boasting with its Mineral Water Hospital.  It has been partly renovated and now features new facilities for balneotherapy, physiotherapy and a canteen seating 120 people and is operating all year round. The major remedial factor in the sanatorium is the mineral water of course. Over 80% of the mineral water sources in Bulgaria are lightly mineralized (their mineral content is less than 1 g per litre). The mineral level of the water in Ovcha Mogila is 4 g per litre placing her in the moderately mineralized category thus rendering it as ‘strong water’ suitable for the treatment of a number of ailments. It is also hyper thermal – the water issued from the springs is 45 degrees.

The hot mineral water is beneficial for the following conditions – arthrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, neuralgia, neuritis, radiculitis, polyneuritis, polyneuropathy, diabetes and gout.

 

Official Site of the Mineral Water Hospital http://nkrehabilitation.bg/en/branches/ovcha-mogila/

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Tennis complex to be built in Shemshevo?

A tennis centre with several courts, changing rooms and café wants to build Parashkev Dimitrov – a businessman interested in the sport and main sponsor of the Vitosha Cup Tennis Tournament.  The complex will be located in Shemshevo, just some 6 km away from Veliko Tarnovo and will span over 6000 sqm. The entrepreneur has already lodged his project at the local authorities for approval. The Mayor of Shemshevo has given a favourable opinion on Dimitrov’s request, offering the most suitable place for it to be built – the terrain east of the village stadium. Veliko Tarnovo Municipal Council must approve the investment before it can be realized.

Source: http://www.velikotarnovo.utre.bg/2017/02/13/414823-tenis_kompleks_shte_izgrazhdat_v_shemshevo

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Shtastliveca Restaurant with a World Luxury Restaurant Awards™ nomination

The Veliko Tarnovo based restaurant Shtastliveca was nominated in European Cuisine Category for the prestigious World Luxury Restaurant Awards™. The posh restaurant also has branches in Sofia and Stara Zagora. It is the first time the World Luxury Restaurant Awards™ set foot in Bulgaria and only one more restaurant in the country received a nomination – Secret by Chef Petrov (https://www.facebook.com/Secret-by-Chef-Petrov-Sofia-191216524604017/).

Here are some excerpts highlighting the idea behind the high appraisal and some key features about the restaurant from the official World Luxury Restaurant Awards™ site:

Translated from Bulgarian “Shtastliveca” means “The Lucky One”, and is a nickname of one of the most famous Bulgarian novel writers who lived at the end of 19th Century – Aleko Konstantinov. The interior design of the restaurant is inspired by urban home style which was popular in the 30’s of the 19th Century. The rich menu offers a choice of authentic European and interpretations of Bulgarian national cuisine. A fresh lunch menu is available for each day of the week and for each seasonal menu products are carefully selected which are typical for the particular season. Shtastliveca Restaurant is all about feeling at home, as well as experiencing a collection of flavours and aromas for each season and taste.

The World Luxury Restaurant Awards™ aims to highlight special features of restaurants, thereby increasing competition globally and ultimately raising the level of food quality and the standards of service in the luxury restaurant industry.

Luxury Restaurants are selected for nomination based on the following criteria:

  • interior design to a high standard– the seating area and table decoration should reflect a smart/stylish atmosphere
  • good quality food, to the standard of haute cuisine – chefs must serve food with excellent presentation, showing attention to detail
  • excellent service reviews– the restaurant should have positive reviews and be well recommended for excellent service.

Source: http://www.luxuryrestaurantawards.com/about

Photos: https://www.facebook.com/Restaurants.Shtastliveca/

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Hemus Highway – one step closer to coming true

The project for the construction of Hemus Highway lot passing by Veliko Tarnovo was yesterday submitted for assessment and coordination in the Municipality by the design company that prepared it. Officially Hemus Motorway will run north of Polikraishte, about 13-14 km from the old capital. There will also be a large road junction where Hemus intersects the planned expressway between Ruse and Veliko Tarnovo. The Ruse – Veliko Tarnovo Expressway is to cross the current Sofia – Varna main arterial road near the village of Momin Sbor.

Also yesterday the government in resignation of Boyko Borisov decided to advance the allocation of nearly 23 million leva for the continued construction of Hemus Highway. It was once again stated that the completion of motorway is one of the main priorities of the Cabinet and is a key factor for the development of Northern Bulgaria.

Source: http://www.velikotarnovo.utre.bg/2017/01/11/409402-proektut_za_magistrala_hemus_do_veliko_turnovo_e_vnesen_za_suglasuvane

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The most beautiful block of flats in Veliko Tarnovo yet?

A block of flats distinctly different and boasting fresh architecture compared to the dull buildings style from the socialist era is soon to be erected in Veliko Tarnovo. The new building will be in sharp contrast with the “sterile environment” in the area imposed by the uniform development of the past and the prevailing grey facades. The residential building is going to be the most beautiful newly build edifice in the town one done. Hopes are high that with the completion of the building a new trend will set in – such of a modern architecture that impresses residents and visitors. The complex is located at the bottom of Marno Pole Park, near the Summer Theatre. The block of flats is also expected to make it to the Building of the Year Contest as it has been 2 years since the town last had a participant in it. Experts say that this type of construction should be imposed in the central part of the city where houses and blocks and not listed building and owners do not have to comply with the old-times authentic style and ask authorities for permission as for altering or demolishing such buildings. The future complex will be quite functional and landscaped; it will also have its own parking.

Source: http://www.borbabg.com/2017/01/05/%D0%BD%D0%B0%D0%B9-%D0%BA%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%81%D0%B8%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%8F-%D0%B1%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%BA-%D0%B4%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%B5%D0%B3%D0%B0-%D1%89%D0%B5-%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B2%D1%8F%D1%82-%D0%B2-%D0%B1%D0%BE/

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The new Palace Cinema opens on December, 16th

The new Palace Cinema in Mall Veliko Tarnovo will open to the public on Friday (16th December). There is still no official website, but on Thursday a telephone number will be released for reservations. The new theatre will meet its audience with 3 completely refurbished halls. All of them are kitted out with the latest state-of-the-art technology, including silver screens, which allows guests to enjoy blockbusters on the venue’s exclusive to Bulgaria 3D system Volfoni for an immersive experience. Two of the halls are equipped with unique rocking chairs and the 50-seats VIP hall promises luxury setting that will make you wish the movie never ends. The first flicks which you can see are Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Collateral Beauty and Inferno, and the animation movies Sheep & Wolves and Moana.

Source and image: http://mallvt.bg/bg/article/cinema%20palace