Over 6% is the growth of visitors to the sites and exhibitions of the Regional Museum of History in Veliko Tarnovo in the past year. The cultural and historical landmarks of the old capital in 2017 are viewed by 440,679 people, of whom 260,575 Bulgarians and 180,107 foreigners, as foreign tourists have increased by 26% compared to 2016.
Last month the government Agency for “Roads Infrastructure” (API) announced dates for a series of meetings to consult with local people on the proposed routes for the new highway between Ruse and Veliko Tarnovo, as reported by VT-Today Nov 23rd: Ruse-Veliko-Tarnovo-Highway.
The new road has an approximate length of 133 km. The beginning of the project is 3 km east of the existing Danube Bridge near Ruse and ends just south of Veliko Tarnovo, connecting with the existing road I-55 between the small towns of Kilifarevo and Debelets. The project is divided into three main sections: from Ruse to Byala, the bypass of the town of Byala and the section from Byala to Veliko Tarnovo.
With the holidays coming everyone is eager to know whether we will have snowy Christmas and cold, proper winter. Krassimir Stoev – a meteorologist at the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Science (NIMH-BAS) gives detailed information on the subject and particularly about Veliko Tarnovo weather in December.
Velikon Tarnovo municipality was honoured by the Bulgarian Hotel And Restourant Association (BHRA) with a prize for sustainable development in cultural and historical tourism for the current 2017. Veliko Tarnovo cultural award is a true recognition for the work of the local authorities in accomplishing projects for improving the historical sights and attracting greater tourist flow.