Places To See

St. Peter and Paul Monastery, Lyaskovets

St. Peter and Paul Monastery is situated on the highest hill in the area over-looking the village of Dragizhevo. It is one of the smallest but also one of the best maintained. It perches high on the rocks of the Arbanasi plateau and this explains why, through history, it has remained largely untouched. Today it is… Continue reading St. Peter and Paul Monastery, Lyaskovets

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Kostantsaliev’s House, Arbanasi

Kostantsaliev's House is a two storey 16th century merchant house is a reflection of the Ottoman days. There are simple rooms with large seating areas full of pillows. There are some really interesting things to see, such as the locking system on the trunks, door locking mechanisms, and the security systems. The large heavy doors… Continue reading Kostantsaliev’s House, Arbanasi

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Samovodska Charchia, Veliko Tarnovo

Samovodska Charchia in Veliko Tarnovo is an atmospheric cobbled street in the old town where there are many arts and crafts shops. It is a good place to buy quality pottery and antiques. The area has been refurbished in recent years but still maintains the old-world charm of National Revival period architecture. There are 20… Continue reading Samovodska Charchia, Veliko Tarnovo

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Tsaravets Castle, Veliko Tarnovo

Tsaravets Castle built on a prominent hill was the main fortification during medieval times when Veliko Tarnovo was the capital of Bulgaria. The hill has been inhabited since the 2nd millennium B.C. However, its current thick stone fortified walls and guard towers date from the medieval age of the 12th Century. It is well worth… Continue reading Tsaravets Castle, Veliko Tarnovo