There is the house (now a museum) of one of the most eminent Bulgarian writers (born in Veliko Tarnovo) of the 20th century-Emiliyan Stanev. Walking down the little square you will pass by the coppersmith’s workshop and that is where the cobbled street ends. You have now reached Velchova zavera square and the new, modern town is right in front of you. The old days are just a step behind and one can always go back into the peace of the past times.
Samovodskata charsiya is a street in the old part of Veliko Tarnovo, famous for its beautifully preserved traditional houses, cobblestone paving, small workshops, antique shops, galleries, little squares and the emblematic Hadji Nikoli”s inn ( an imposing edifice from the period of the Bulgarian Revival, built by the prominent master builder Koliu Ficheto). Samovodskata charsiya was formed in the 19th century- a period starting in the 60s and stretching out to the 70s.
The reconstruction of the Veliko Tarnovo-Arbanasi road is already a fact: the drainage system installation is completed and the sections of the road exposed to landslide processes have been reinforced. The road is now being asphalted and the expectations are the work will be finished by the end of the month when the traffic between Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi will be restored as well.
According to the real estate agencies in Veliko Tarnovo, the main factors behind one such tendency are the calm and peaceful life in Veliko Tarnovo villages, the fresh air and the stunning nature, as well as the good infrastructure and the reasonable prices of the rural properties.
The migration process is likely to continue given the large number of projects that are to be developed by big investors. There are already about 50 approved plans for building “satellite neighbourhoods” in the suburbs of Veliko Tarnovo.
The villages near Veliko Tarnovo are becoming more and more attractive for setting up a home. For the last year only, 6,000 people from the towns in Veliko Tarnovo area have chosen the peace and serenity of village life. The migration data has been provided by TSB (Territorial Statistical Bureau) in Veliko Tarnovo and shows a steady migration tendency (from towns to Veliko Tarnovo villages) for the past years, with a serious peak for the current 2017.