A monument of the legendary Valchan Voyvoda (military commanders of Slavic populations) was officially open last Saturday in the village of Rayuvtsi in Elena Balkans. This is the only monument of the famous haydutin (a romanticised hero figure who steals from, and leads his fighters into battle against the Ottoman Empire). The memorial statue is full-length and made of white stone; it towers over Yovkovtsi Reservoir at Valchova Polyana (meadow). Valchan is one of the most famous Bulgarian rebels who devoted 80 years of his life to revel activity. All the money which Valchan Voyvoda obtained was given away for the liberation of Bulgaria and education of the Bulgarian population. He was born on January 7th, 1775 and died on March 23rd, 1879 at the age of 104.
An open air museum on Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo will reproduce the life people led in the Middle Ages. The local patriotic club Tradition came up with thе idea; they have been taking care of the various tourist attractions and eventс taking place on the hill for years now. Their efforts led to Tsarevets being the most visited tourist site nationwide.
The 4th annual Trabant Fest will be held today at 12:00 pm with a route starting from Vasil Levski Str, through N. Gabrovski Str, Krakov Str, Bulgaria Blvd, Marmarliyska Str, and Magistralna Str.
Proud owners of The Trabant from across the country are gathering once again in Veliko Tarnovo for the fourth edition of the unique Trabant fest.
This famous car was produced in the German Democratic Republic between the years 1957-1991 at a factory in Zwickau, during which more than 3 million vehicles have been constructed.
Car owners from Sofia, Rousse, Dimitrovgrad, Plovdiv, Varna and Burgas are expected to arrive for this year’s Trabant festival in Veliko Tarnovo.
Fans of this cute car explain that maintenance of the car is not too expensive. Even though the production of these cars stopped more than 20 years, parts can still be found.
The logo of the candidature of Veliko Tarnovo for the European Cultural Capital 2019 will be the culmination of the three-dimensional light show on the facade of Boris Denev Art Gallery on March 22, Veliko Tarnovo Day.
The attraction with duration of 15 minutes will start at 8pm. The show combines lights and lasers, 3D mapping and spectacular pyrotechnical effects. The three-dimensional images on the facade of the art gallery will recreate events from Bulgaria and Veliko Tarnovo’s history.
A total of 10 lasers, 120 intelligent light appliances, 4 projectors and 4 server computers will be used for the implementation of the show and video processing used for the mapping.
This year 4 more full colour new generation lasers will be used to make the show even more spectacular., which then will be followed by gorgeous fireworks. Weather-permitting, there will be an additional surprise on the Stambolov Bridge.
In order to guarantee the safety of citizens and guests of Veliko Tarnovo, access to the bridge and the Asenevtsi Monument will be temporarily restricted.
The 3D show can be observed from Gurko Street, Teodosiy Tarnovski Street and the panoramic terraces along the Nezavisimost Street.
The Veliko Tarnovo Coordinator of the Civil Movement for National Unity and Salvation, paid his January electricity bill with pennies weighing a total of 20 kg.
The Tarnovian, Martin Karageorgiev, had 180 levs to pay. As an act of protest against the high electricity prices and the growing poverty in Bulgaria he decided to pay his bill in pennies. “They already make us live on pennies and count bread crumbs, this is why I decided to pay my bill in pennies”, said Martin.
He managed to gather 1, 2, 5 stotinki (coins) worth 106 levs with the help of relatives and friends. The difference to 180 Levs he paid in notes, since he could not manage to gather more coins.
The counting and sorting of the pennies included two cashiers and two people from the queue. It took them 1 hour and 50 minutes to count 20 kg of stotinki.
Southeastern Film Festival SEE a Paris will be held in Veliko Tarnovo from the 21st to 23rd February. The event is a part of the project “Veliko Tarnovo region – a candidate for European Cultural Capital 2019”.
The guest festival will present 7 feature films from Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey, Croatia and Bulgaria. The movies are among the winners of the SEE a Paris held in Paris last May.
SEE a Paris is a special attempt of the 12 Southeastern European countries to contribute to the cultural heritage and unity of Europe. The festival was founded by the University of Audiovisual Arts, ESRA Paris-Skopje-New York and features movies, shorts, documentaries and animated films from the Balkans.