Places To See, Veliko Tarnovo Region

Inspirational Videos Of Bulgaria

These inspirational videos of Bulgaria show the wonderfully mixed natural scenery ranging from high mountains to low pastures, river valleys to open plateaus. The urban scenery is also unique with an exciting mix of traditional houses and modern cities offering stunning views for all visitors to enjoy. The videos below provide a taste of the… Continue reading Inspirational Videos Of Bulgaria

Places To See, Veliko Tarnovo Region

Tryavna Wood Carving Village

Tryavna became famous during the Bulgarian National Revival period when it was heavily involved in the development of crafts. Houses from this period feature their own architectural design. The ground floors had irregular forms and housed craftsmen and traders. The upper floors featured wooden bow-windows, the roofs were covered with well arranged rocks. The town… Continue reading Tryavna Wood Carving Village

Places To See, Veliko Tarnovo Region

Etar Ethnographic Museum

Etar Ethnographic Museum is great fun and educational too! Here you can find out about traditional Bulgarian arts and crafts and investigate the water driven equipment powered by the river which winds its way through the beautiful grounds of the museum. There is a full programme of events throughout the year, including opportunities to learn… Continue reading Etar Ethnographic Museum

Places To See, Veliko Tarnovo Region

Bojentsi Village

Huddled in the foothills of the Stara Planina mountains Bojentsi village is one of very few settlements that has preserved the authentic Revival atmosphere and architecture. The village has been declared an Architectural and Historical Reserve due to the rich collections in the ethnographic museum, monuments, traditional houses and public buildings. There are several nice… Continue reading Bojentsi Village

Places To See, Veliko Tarnovo Region

Kilifarevo Monastery, Kilifarevo

Kilifarevo Monastery was founded about 1348 - 1350 under the rule of King Yoan Aleksandar. Famous St. Teodosis of Tarnovo had searched for a calm, secluded site. The monastery grew to become an important literary and spiritual centre of the Tarnovo Kingdom. The monastery was destroyed by the Ottoman invaders and was uninhabited for a… Continue reading Kilifarevo Monastery, Kilifarevo

Places To See, Veliko Tarnovo

Preobrajenski Monastery

"The Transfiguration Monastery" Preobrajenski Monastery is an Eastern Orthodox monastery located in the Dervent gorge of the River Yantra. It is thought that the monastery was founded in the 11th century AD. The cross-shaped church features icons and frescoes which were painted by Sahari Zograf who worked in the monastery between 1849 and 1851. Among… Continue reading Preobrajenski Monastery