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The Inns of Veliko Tarnovo

hadjInns (han from Turkish) hold a special place in the architectural appearance and economic life of Old Tarnovo. In the distant past, besides for accommodation of passengers, they served as warehouses for expensive manufactured goods and workshops of craftsmen. Some of them had cafes, too.


By the middle of 19th century,  inns gradually began to dominate over other civil structures, demonstrating the wealth of their owners. They are no longer wooden and unstable buildings without special architectural value, rather shaping up as massive buildings with wrought-iron doors, windows and shutters, and richly decorated façades. Continue Reading


Veliko Tarnovo makes it to the finals for European Cultural Capital 2019

gurkoVeliko Tarnovo made it to the finals in of the race for European Capital of Culture 2019. The great news became clear yesterday when the Ministry of Culture announced the results from the first stage of  the procedure.

Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna and Veliko Tarnovo all pass onto the next stage of the race. Burgas, Shumen, Ruse and Gabrovo dropped from the competition.


Veliko Tarnovo to promote tourist, natural and cultural attractions along the International Transport Corridor No.9

Veliko Tarnovo will promote its tourist, natural and cultural attractions by creating special lay-bys along the International Transport Corridor No.9


The municipality is one of the twelve project partners in the Common Strategy for Sustainable Territorial Development of the cross-border area Romania-Bulgaria.


The total project cost is € 6,889,500, € 367,016 of which are funding for the municipality. The old Bulgarian capital is the only Bulgarian partner of the Romanian-Bulgarian project.


The special road exits or lay-bys called hubs are where tourists are meant to stop on their way between Romania and Bulgaria.


А consortium between Sofia and Shumen company for about 200,000 Levs are to prepare projects which are to determine the landmarks and hubs.


The application for their construction will be in the next programming period, said the project manager of the municipality Zornitsa Kancheva.


The overall objective of the project is to harmonize cross-border economic, social, environmental and cultural levels and to enhance territorial cohesion and competitiveness.


Veliko Tarnovo Christmas Market Open

xmasChristmas Market in Veliko Tarnovo opened at the park Marno pole. You can now walk around 25 cosy cottages, and taste some Christmas deliciousness and spirits. There is also  roofed stage and children corner.


The park has been beautifully decorated with lights and a Christmas tree, with elves house, where kids can send their letters to Santa.


The Christmas Market will be open until 31 December. Here you can find handmade gifts, Christmas decorations and toys, artisan food, etc