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.
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 ancient capital boasts the highest tourism growth rate in the country. The tourism in Veliko Tarnovo exceeds the tourist growth in the big cities and the seaside resorts. According to the information given by the Bulgarian Tour Operators Association, the growth registered is over 31% which is definitely quite promising statistics.
The Watermelon Festival in Nikyup, Veliko Tarnovo
The village of Nikyup is famous with its tastiest watermelons in the region, so you should go and find out the truth. 🙂 This will be the sixth annual fest in the attractive village. The event will take place on 5th of August (Saturday) from 6:30 pm and it will last after midnight. People from all over the world will be attending to this delicious fiesta.