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Tsarevets Fortress, Veliko Tarnovo

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Explore the archaeological site of a medieval town at Tsarevets Fortress. The fortress served as the Second Bulgarian Empire's strongest bulwark from 1185 to 1393, housing the royal and patriarchal palaces. It includes the remains of more than 400 houses, at least 22 churches, four monasteries, craftspeople's workshops, gates, and towers. You can see the foundations of the royal palace from which 22 successive kings ruled Bulgaria. View the city from the front steps of the Patriarch's Complex, then stop by the execution rock, from which traitors were pushed into the Yantra River. You also can visit a modern reconstruction of the medieval tower where Latin Emperor Baldwin I of Constantinople met his death as a Bulgarian prisoner. Ask about guided tours. Arrange to visit Tsarevets Fortress and other attractions in Veliko Tarnovo using our Veliko Tarnovo travel itinerary maker.
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  • The ruins of the ancient castle. Offers a very nice view of the city. An interesting painting in the Church is not like the provoslavnuju Church, the exhibition rather artwork
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  • The light show in the evening is pretty cool and it's worth a walk around during the day. Lots of history to learn about here.  more »
  • Most of the time, these monuments are better from the outside from inside. It is the case of the fortress of Veliko Tarnovo, imposing, Crown profile of the city making it beautiful and giving nature. Inside it is well pairs stroll and have a privileged view of the city. Once inside is worth mentioning the Church that her crowns, the other buildings most are only the basis. Highly recommended.
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  • Lovely city, people speak English, great historical sightseeings and amazing nature. Must see if you are in Bulgaria. Also visit the nearby village of Arbanasi with cosy family hotels, UNESCO preserved chirche and lovely mountain scenary.
  • An imposing castle on a hill full of history and tourists. The church from the top has an interesting painting style that was made by a Bulgarian painter. The view is breathtaking
  • Amazing, 10/10. Gorgeous views from the castle grounds, and the town below is filled with many things to do, including getting a pint and some Sach
  • Nice view of the city from there. Cool walk in the remparts
  • Amazing place! Recommend!