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Bulgarian folklore celebrations near the Peter and Paul Monastery


Petropavlovski Monastery

Over 4,000 participants will gather near the Peter and Paul Monastery, close to Veliko Tarnovo, for celebrations dedicated to Bulgarian folklore. The Petropavlovski convention is probably the largest folklore event in northern Bulgaria with representatives from all ethnographic regions in Bulgaria attending it. The gathering will be held this Saturday and Sunday (27 and 28 June) on the eve of the widely celebrated in Bulgaria Petrovden. Continue Reading

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International Yoga Day in Veliko Tarnovo

upragneniya-yoga21st of June – The International Yoga Day – will be marked in the town of Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Sofia, Plovdiv, Svilengrad, Burgas, Varna, Ruse and Pernik.

Veliko Tarnovo will join the initiative with a number of events. Druzhba Park (in the town centre) and Kolyo Ficheto Park (in the neighbourhood of Kolyo Ficheto/Triagalnika) will host many yoga classes throughout the day; everyone is invited to join at any time. Lectures on the ancient old practice will be read at the New Sports Hall near Billa store at the roundabout.  Continue Reading

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Nikyup, near Veliko Tarnovo, to have a new sports ground

nikyup centre

The village square

The Veliko Tarnovo village of Nikyup won a state funding of 9,668 lv to be used for the building of a new sports ground. According to the Mayor of the village, Yordanka Atanasova, it will feature a table tennis table, a small basketball court and a small football pitch, chess board table. The fencing of the new sports field is already set up.

In her words the hottest topic for the locals these days is the news that Hemus Highway will pass very close to Nikyup; people have high hopes that the village will have its revival and it will attract many investors. Continue Reading

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The village of Hotnitsa in transforming in front of our eyes


Hotnitsa Waterfalls

The last three years saw the village of Hotnitsa gradually transforming and improving. The village is located in Veliko Tarnovo area and is widely known for its beautiful waterfall, which attracts hundreds of tourists daily. Hotnitsa has become the new home of many British expat families and nowadays the number of foreigners living in the village is close to the number of the Bulgarians. Continue Reading


Trinity simply ‘Rocks’ – Climbing in Veliko Tarnovo

rock2Rock climbing is an extreme activity and millions of people all around the world love it. Veliko Tarnovo is a rock climbers Mecca. The town is the old medieval capital of Bulgaria and is situated in the Yantra gorge. Just outside of Veliko Tarnovo are two well developed crags called St. Trinity and Usteto.  These two crags provide a plethora of routes across a wide range of grades.  You can reach the rocks by two different ways. One of them starts only a couple of minutes away from the village of Samovodene (10km from VT) and the other from the northeast part of the town.  The views overlooking the Dervent Valley, and the town itself make it one of the most beautiful and popular venues for climbing in the whole of Bulgaria. With each year, more routes are added and this highly respected climbing venue is visited by climbers from all over the world. A days Rock climbing will add real adventure to your trip and make it all the more unforgettable. The best time to climb is during the autumn and spring. Continue Reading