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Beerfest in Veliko Tarnovo

biraProject Art Summer 2014 will delight us with a beer festival and lots of live music from 13th till 15th June. The event will take place at Asenevtsi Monument, aka Konnitsite; 5 bands and the 2012 World Beatbox Champion Skiller will perform on the stage. The show starts on Friday, 13th June from 8 pm. On Saturday live acts kick off at 5 pm. Football fans will able to watch The World Cup matches live from Brazil on a big screen. It’s going to be a great festival with lots of live music, beer and of course football. Come and join the party.

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Tsarevets Fortress hosts the open air opera festival Stage of the Ages


Stage of the Ages

Madame Butterfly, Giselle, Zorba the Greek, Gianni Schicchi and Cavalleria rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) are the five operas we are going to see this year during the summer opera festival Stage of the Ages which will be held at Tsarevets Fortress. The largest festival in Veliko Tarnovo will take place from 2nd till 10th August.

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Stage of the Ages

Puccini’s Madame Butterfly will open the show; it will be performed on 2nd and 3rd August from 9 pm. On 5th August opera fans will be able to see Adolf Adam’s Giselle. Admirers of fine ballet art can savour Zorba the Greek by Mikis Theodorakis on 6th August. On 9th and 10th are the presentations of Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Continue Reading

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Latin fiesta in Veliko Tarnovo

images (9)Three days of Latin dancing for the citizens and guests of Veliko Tarnovo! The Latin fiesta is going to take place from 5th till 7th June and is organized by a local dance centre. The festival is called Un beso Fiesta and will offer lots of Latin rhythm, fun and good mood for all the visitors and citizens of Veliko Tarnovo. The event is free and everyone can participate; it will take place near Asenevtsi monument and the Art gallery.



Ten of the biggest Latin dances schools in Bulgaria will take part alongside guests from dancing academies from Greece and Romania. The fiestas will kick-start on June, 5th from 6 pm with salsa teaching classes for kids and later for grown-ups. From 8 pm De Fuego Orchestra, the most enchanting salsa music band in Bulgaria, will perform some of the dancers’ favourite Latin songs. Continue Reading

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Spanish group Chambao opens summer festive season in Veliko Tarnovo

musicThe Spanish group Chambao opens the summer festive season in Veliko Tarnovo. Chambao is a flamenco-electronic band from Malaga, known for a Flamenco Chill sound that fuses flamenco sounds with electronic music. The name of the band is taken from an improvised form of beach tent that is constructed as a means of sheltering from the wind and sun.

It took only a few years for the band to capture fans’ hearts all over the world. The music performed by the musician is charged with love for life, emotions, human desires and weaknesses and the power to overcome all hardships. Chambao enchants its audience at each of its concerts.

The band is going to perform live on June, 7th at the Summer theatre at Marno Pole Park. The show starts at 9 pm. Tickets cost from 20 to 60 lv and can be bought from the Tourist information centre, near the Post Office and also on-line.

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Aerial tramway in Veliko Tarnovo?

tramArchitecture students from Sofia have made a suggestion for the Veliko Tarnovo Municipality to install an aerial tramway over Yantra River. They believe that the town is very suitable for a cable car due to its unique natural setting. It will be used for a means of public transportation but also as a tourist attraction. The aerial lift will span over Yantra River and will connect the Old Town with a point across the river, near the Stambolov Bridge. Spectacular views of Asenevtsi Monument, Sveta Gora Hill and the tiered houses on the opposite bank of the river will be revealed from the air. The students also envisage bright lights to illuminate the river banks and the transformation of old street phones into electronic tourist guides. We are yet to see if these projects are to be realized.