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Uriah Heep with a concert in Ruse

The rock legends from Uriah Heep are giving a concert in Bulstrad Arena in Ruse on May, 7th. The show starts at 8 pm. The group will delight their Bulgarian fans with their most popular songs from all of the 24 albums that have released over the years. The concert will be part of the cultural programme which the Municipality of Ruse is preparing for the Official Celebration Day of Ruse – May, 6th.

Tickets cost between 12 and 40 lv and can be purchase on-line here:

http://www.eventim.bg/bg/bileti/uriah-heep-ruse-bulstrad-arena-865079/performance.html

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New sports complex with 2 swimming pools opens in Veliko Tarnovo

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The new sport complex is presently under construction

A new swimming complex with facilities for sport, recreation and rehabilitation is under construction currently in Veliko Tarnovo; as part of the complex there will also be a physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians’ office. This information was published in yesterday’s issue of Borba Newspaper. The sports grounds will be accommodated in the no-longer functioning building of the former Radio & Electronics High School. The site will be used for also for training and to host competitions. The place is currently undergoing major renovation and is expected to start operating at the beginning of the summer.

The new sports complex will be called Radio and will have span over ​​1895 sqm. It will also feature an indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a hall for handball, volleyball and basketball. The internal swimming pool measures 25 by 12 meters and is also fit for competitions. The outdoor one will be available for mass sports and outdoor recreation. The renovated swimming complex will also have several playgrounds for other sports.

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Transfiguration Festival 2016 to be held in Veliko Tarnovo

The second edition of the Transfiguration Festival will be held in Veliko Tarnovo this year. The town will meet more than 3000 Bulgarian and foreign artists representing various fields of art between 19th and 21st August and will span a bridge between past and present.

Last year the festival took place in the village of Dolen in the Rhodope Mountains. The event encompasses a variety of art genres and a strive towards a constant transformation and pursuit of harmony and unity.

The venue will be Tsarevets Fortress which will host 3 nights of experimental music concerts under the starry skies. Many artists will present theirs crafts along the artisan Samovodska Charshia in Veliko Tarnovo. There will also be many workshops, exhibitions and digital installations. Citizens and guests of Veliko Tarnovo will be able to see world-renowned artists creating theirs masterpieces literally in front of their eyes. The official programme of the Transfiguration Festival Veliko Tarnovo 2016 will be officially announced in one month’s time.

The FB page of Transfiguration Festival https://www.facebook.com/transfiguration.festival/

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Veliko Tarnovo marks the Chinese New Year on January, 31st

Basic RGBVeliko Tarnovo will officially mark the Chinese New Year at the end of the month with an attractive show. A program abounding in a variety of events awaits citizens and visitors of the old town on January, 31st at Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sport. The show kicks off at 6 pm with demonstrations of traditional Chinese crafts. The attractive New Year programme starts at 7 pm.

Entrance to the Happy Chinese New Year night is free; it is organized by Veliko Tarnovo Municipality and the Embassy of China in Bulgaria.

The program is varied and attractive, and includes 15 separate performances. The audience will see more than 40 artists – musicians, singers and dancers. Spectacular acrobatics, traditional Chinese dances, music and singing performances are among the things we will see during this exciting night. There will also be an exhibition dedicated to the Chinese culture, art and folklore. There will be also many surprises for the audience.

Everyone is invited to become part of the celebrations of the Chinese New Year on January, 31st at Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sport.

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The ice rink in Veliko Tarnovo is now operating

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The ice rink

An open air ice rink covering 400 sqm is now operating in Veliko Tarnovo. It opened doors on December, 9th. The facility is set up in the parking lot at the northern entrance of Ivaylo Town Stadium. Last year the ice skating rink was placed in front of Vasil Levski Palace of Culture and Sports.

The owner of the rink keeps the good tradition he established and children from orphanages in Veliko Tarnovo Municipality skate for free. The fee for pupils and students is 3 leva per hour and for adults – 4  leva. A pair of skates can be rented for 2 leva per hour.

There are 250 pairs of skates available, ranging from size 27 to size 47. Also there will be free lessons for those who are not confident in their skating skills.

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Veliko Tarnovo awarded as the most comprehensively developing tourist destination

Veliko Tarnovo was awarded the prestigious award for the most comprehensively developing tourist destination for 2015. Recently the Bulgarian Hotel and Restaurant Association awarded its 20th annual awards for professional achievements in the field of hotel and restaurant management.

The Old Bulgarian capital was honoured for his significant contribution to the development of a tourist destination with permanent season, for the substantial improvement of tourism infrastructure and attractions and for increasing the quality of the tourist and catering services.

Highly praised was the effort of Veliko Tarnovo and local tourism enterprises working consistently for a concept that turns the town and region in a prestigious, authoritative and desirable destination that virtually offers all year round tourist season with good prices and high quality services.

The role of the Mayor of Veliko Tarnovo Municipality was also noted – he is the only acting mayor of a municipality in the country that has profound experience and considerable contribution to the development of tourism. Before being elected Mayor of Veliko Tarnovo, Daniel Panov was manager of the Tsarevgrad Tarnovo Municipal Tourism Agency.

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Fancy a visit from Santa?

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Let’s hope we have some snow for Christmas…

It is every child’s dream for Santa Claus to visit them in their homes and bring them the most wanted and awesome presents. They all hope they were really good during the year so that Santa doesn’t skip them in the night when all wishes come true.

Tsarevgrad Tarnovo Municipal Tourism Agency has come up with a brilliant idea – citizens of Veliko Tarnovo now have the opportunity to invite Father Christmas to visit their homes and to bring joy and delight to their children on 24 and 25 December 2015.

The stopover of  the joyous, white-bearded  man can be prearranged at the Tourist Information Centre Street at 5 Hristo Botev str and/or by phone – 062/622 148, 062/600 768 and 0887 659 829. The fee is 25 leva.