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Veliko Tarnovo to have a new cinema by the end of the year

The new movie theatre is set to open doors around the end of December. It is called Palace Cinema and will be accommodated in Mall Veliko Tarnovo at the premises previously hosting Arena Cinema. The place is presently being renovated and will offers better picture, sound and totally new interior so the wait is definitely going to be worth it.

Source: http://www.borbabg.com/2016/11/04/%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%BE-%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%BE-%D0%B2-%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%B0-%D1%81%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B8%D1%86%D0%B0-%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%8F-%D0%B4/

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Guy Fawkes Charity Event

14560065_10153681519451116_4169176418756164818_oimg_1812The Bonfire Night is just around the corner and if you missed last year’s party at the village of Momin Sbor now is the time to make plans for this Saturday. A British expat has been organizing Guy Fawkes Nights in the village of Momin Sbor for some years now and this year is not going to be an exception. This is going to be the fourth annual Bonfire Night. Wildrovers Ltd will be holding their Guy Fawkes Party on Saturday, November, 5th from 6.30 pm.

This is a charitable event and all the funds raised will go towards Velvet Hearts – a local animal rescue charity. Miglena Dzhurova, who founded the organization, has recently bought a new plot of land with the aid of a German charity support group. The construction of a new animal shelter on the grounds is scheduled for the spring, and the host of the party is hoping that with your help they can give the building a good start.

The organizer is promising a great fireworks show, raffle, BBQ and lots more.

img_1873downloadYantra Homes takes pride in participating in this event – the company is sponsoring the fireworks display. The food and the site are provided by Wildrovers Ltd and it’s still not too late if you want to donate some more prizes for the raffle.

All funds at the gate, from the bar and raffle will go to the charity so please give generously.

If you want to join the night or learn more you can find additional details here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1793744964201993/

Images: Ralitsa Markova/Internet

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Veliko Tarnovo welcomes the renowned Balkanski Circus

The most awarded Bulgarian circus famous all over the world is visiting Veliko Tarnovo. The circus is actually known worldwide as The Bulgarian national circus. It will welcome everyone with a programme full of spectacular attractions and performances including the Flying Motorcycle and the Globe of Death. Artist from 8 countries will take part in the show. The chapiteau is set up behind Billa store at the roundabout near Praktiker. The circus is staying in Veliko Tarnovo for five days– 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th and 16th October – with shows starting from 4.30 pm and 7.30 pm in the first four days and from 11 am and 4.30 pm on the last day (Sunday). Tickets can be purchased from the ticket office on the site; prices vary from 3/10 leva (for children) up to 30 leva for a seat at the front row.

 

The Show Programme:

Part One: Overture

PARADE OF ARTISTS
bileti_new1. Flying motorcycle – Nikolai and Velizara Balkanski
2. Classical Dance – Aleksandrina – Bulgaria
3. Reprise – Clowns Mariani – Portugal
4. Balance cylinders – Ducak – Ukraine
5. Antre – Cinema – Clowns Mariani – Portugal
6. Modern Velofiguristika – Ivo Sivkov – Bulgaria
7. Balans free ladder – Duo Badea – Romania
8. Repriz – Clowns Mariani – Portugal
9. Wheel of death – Nikolai and Velizara Balkanski

Interlude – 20 minutes

Part Two: Overture

  1. Dance “Exotic”-Aleksandrina– Bulgaria
  2. Repriz – Clowns Mariani – Portugal
  3. Power ekvilibar – Кristina Kostova – Bulgaria
  4. Dance Harlequin – Aleksandrina – Bulgaria
  5. Group juggling – Trio Harlequin – Ukraine
  6. Australian Border collie dogs flying frisbee – Suzana Smaha – Czech
  7. Flying vertical rope – Miss Badea – Rumania
  8. Entrance – Restaurant – Clowns Mariani – Portugal
  9. Rocker dance – Aleksandrina – Bulgaria
  10. Globe of death – Hell Riders – Colombia

Grand Final – All artists

Source: http://circus-balkanski.eu/

Images: Internet

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Elena But Festival for the 5th time

sushen-but-svinskiElena is preparing for the 5th edition of the Elenski But Festival. The event will take place from 14th till 16th October. The programme kick starts with a concert on Friday (14th) from 6.30 pm in Hristo Botev Square. During the three days the place will come to life with many re-enactments, attractions, degustations, competitions and exhibitions.

The renowned Elenski but is a dry-cured ham from which is a popular delicacy throughout the country. The meat is salted and rubbed 3121185238with herbs and then left to dry in the air. It has a specific taste and can be preserved in the course of several years, owing much to the climatic conditions of the Balkan Mountains region where Elena is located.

Saturday celebrations start at 10 am with the recreation of an old tradition – pig scorching over a pit; it will be staged near the Town Market. The Elena But Feast will be officially opened at 10.30 with the opening ceremony taking place in the Town Square. The dancing and music programme starts right after that. Kaleto Park will host a competition for the strongest balkandzhiya (mountain dweller) at 2 pm. After noon Bakalovata Kushta is the place for your children to have some fun. From 2 till 4 you can taste and sample wines and meat delicacies at the Tourist Information Centre. The fest will finish on Sunday with a fun artists’ show from 10 am .

Source: http://www.dnesbg.com/goreshti-novini/orkestar-underground-ot-sarbiya-idva-za-praznika-na-elenskiya-but.html

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Pumpkin Fest in Sevlievo from 10th till 16th October

Sevlievo is known as the Pumpkin Town. Many even call it Tikvenburg (Pumpkinburg, from the Bulgarian word tikva – pumpkin). There you will find a Pumpkin Museum, pumpkin festivals, pumpkin contests and whatnot; mind you there is no connection to Halloween whatsoever. The unusual Pumpkin Feast brings joy and good mood to Sevlievo and attracts many people. These pumpkin celebrations were first held in 2006 and with each year they gather more and more interest.

The colourful festival is organized in October every year and lasts for a week. The square in front of the Culture Home usually hosts an exhibition with the most oddly shaped pumpkins and contests for the largest, smallest, longest and most beautifully carved pumpkin.

Of course there is a culinary competition, with the main ingredient – pumpkin. More than a 200 m long tikvenik (phyllo pumpkin pie) is prepared each year for everyone from near and far to taste and savour.

There will be plenty more attractions, including dancing and music programme.

Images/Source/Official FB page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1702634083393946/

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Free entrance at Tsarevets and Trapezitsa every last Thursday of the month

Every last Thursday of the month you can visit Tsarevets and Trapezitsa Fortresses in Veliko Tarnovo for free. If on such days visitors prefer to use the hillside tram to get to Trapezitsa they will have to pay just the price for the ride which is 10 leva (return ticket) or 5 leva for disabled people.

The inclined elevator departs from the base station at 9.00; 9.40; 10.20; 11.00; 11.40; 1.00; 1.40; 2.20; 3.00; 3.40; 4.10 and returns from the top at 9.20; 10.00; 10.40; 11.20; 12.00; 1.20; 2.00; 2.40; 3.20; 4.00; 4.30. The tram operates from Tuesday to Sunday at temperatures between 5 and 35 degrees Celsius. Preventive maintenance will be done every Mondays so the lift won’t be working then. On Mondays visitors will be able to reach Trapezitsa only on foot.

The Regional Historical Museum also offers guided tours but you need to place your request at least a day beforehand on 0885 105 282. Trapezitsa Fortress is open to from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm

Source: http://www.panorama.bg/?modul_type=article&id=1403

Image: Veliko Tarnovo Municipality

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Trapezitsa Fortress to be officially opened on September, 22nd

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The restored Trapezitsa Railway Station

Veliko Tarnovo officially opens its newest tourist attractions Trapezitsa Fortress on the eve of the celebrations of The Independence Day, September 22nd. It is expected that the event will be attended by the Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and the first lady of Azerbaijan and President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation – Mehriban Alieva. The official opening will take place at 3 pm.

The Municipal Council of Veliko Tarnovo also approved the entrance fees to the Trapezitsa Fortress. It will cost you 6 leva if you visit the site via the pedestrian alley, which is located near the junction of the Veliko Tarnovo – Arbanasi Road in Asenov Neighbourhood. This type of tickets for students will be 2 leva and for Bulgarian citizens aged over 60 – 3 leva. Entrance fee for children up to 7 yo and people with disabilities is free.

If visitors use the recently installed hillside tram the combined fee for both the entrance and lift becomes 16 leva. Children under 7 yo go for free. Students’ combined ticket is worth 12 leva. People with disabilities will pay only 50% of the cost of transportation – 5 leva. Families with up to three children aged between 7 and 18 yo will pay 26 leva for entrance and ride in the inclined lift.

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The hillside lift

Over the past few years over 7 million leva were invested into socialization, strengthening and partial restoration of the fortress. Two projects were implemented by the Ministry of Culture with expert assistance from the municipal administration.

The first project was Building a retaining wall, artistic lighting and tourism infrastructure for access to the historical reserve Trapezitsa in Veliko Tarnovo, worth 4.6 million leva. It included the installation of the inclined lift which departs from the historic railway station of Trapezitsa and reaches the south tower of the fortress. Also a Museum Centre was set up; it will host an exhibition with the archaeological findings from the medieval fortress. The second project was for socialization and partial restoration of the fortress (invested in the restoration of part of the northern wall, three medieval churches and the construction of the main tourist promenade); it was funded with a donation of 3  million leva by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation presided by Mehriban Alieva.