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Every village in Veliko Tarnovo region with video surveillance

surveillanceAuthorities have announced that each village in Veliko Tarnovo area will have its own video surveillance by the end of the year. CCTVs are on top of the priorities’ lists of the mayors of the 34 villages and the two small towns of Debelets and Kilifarevo which fall within the jurisdiction of Veliko Tarnovo Municipality.

The first CCTV camera in a local village was set up about five years ago; by the beginning of the year the number of settlements with video surveillance has reached 27 with 180 cameras. The last 9 places without this feature will have it before the end of the year.

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The Old Post Office and Trapezitsa Railway Station – museums?

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The Old Post Office

Despite their potential both buildings are abandoned

Veliko Tarnovo filed an official request requiring for the ownership of two symbolic edifices to be passed from the state into the hands of the Municipality. The buildings in question are the Old Post Office at the beginning of Samovodskata Charshia and Trapezitsa Railway Station. Both are intrinsically related with the history of Bulgaria and Veliko Tarnovo. The local authorities rely that the government will take the idea in good part and grant the possession of the properties. The Post Office couldn’t be sold on three occasions. Investors are not interested due to the lack of parking which means it can be converted into a hotel or a shopping centre. The Mayor’s idea is to turn it into a Contemporary Arts Museum, which Veliko Tarnovo lacks, or a place where artists and craftsmen can practice their trades and display their works. Continue Reading

Lifestyle

Easter at Tsarevets Fortress

865c0c0b4ab0e063e5caa3387c1a87417355b81225fd0a49aab800ff9229b110Citizens and guests of Veliko Tarnovo are presented with the unique opportunity to celebrate the most important festival in Eastern Orthodox Church – Easter, at Tsarevets Fortress.

In Bulgaria Easter eggs are dyed on Maundy (Holy) Thursday or Holy Saturday. The first red egg dyed is a symbol of health and good fortune for the family and is set aside to be kept until next Easter. The Bulgarian Easter bread is known as kozunak. Continue Reading

Events and Festivals, Lifestyle, News

We mark Earth Hour 2015

earth-hour-2015Earth Hour 2015 – a global initiative showing people’s concern about the well-being of the planet – will be marked on March, 28th (Saturday) from 8.30 pm. At this exact hour Bulgaria together with the other participating nations across the world will turn its lights off; people throughout the nation will stop consuming electricity for an hour so that they show that they care for the environment and the harm we cause.

This year the Earth Hour in Bulgaria will be dedicated to the rivers. The event will be held under the slogan Rivers needs us – let us provide future for them. Many Bulgarian towns will take part in the movement.

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Events and Festivals, News, Sights

Re-enactments of medieval life on Tsarevets Fortress

Tsarevets palace in Veliko Tarnovo at sunsetOn April, 4th Tsarevets Fortress will be the arena of a number of re-enactments of everyday life routines from medieval times as part of the 12th Cultural Tourism Fair which will take place in Veliko Tarnovo from April, 1st April, 4th. The day’s events start at 10.00 am and will include@

  • Demonstrations of medieval crafts;
  • Weapon replicas exhibition and usage demonstrations;
  • Medieval kids games;
  • Open air museum showing armours, uniforms, military equipment and also plain clothes from Bulgaria, Byzantium, the Russian Principalities, Cumania, Western Europe and the Latin Empire;
  • Lecture on medieval fighting skills and a demonstration (fencing with a single-handed sword and a buckler and crossbow shooting;
  • Acoustic concert with medieval music performed by Der Dudelgeist Band on replica instruments from the Middle Ages.

Entrance is free.