The winners in the fourth Annual Tourism Awards – 2019 organized by the Ministry of Tourism have been announced. Prizes in 16 professional and creative categories were determined through an online vote, with thousands of users voting for their favourites during this period. Veliko Tarnovo is included with nominations in two categories for the Annual Tourism Awards and of course the pearl of the city – the Tsarevets fortress is amongst the winners.
For the third consecutive time, Veliko Tarnovo received European recognition for two of the most popular cultural forums in Bulgaria and abroad. The “Stage of the Ages” Summer Opera Festival and the Arbanasi Summer Music International Classical Chamber Music Festival are awarded the European Festival for 2019 and 2020 marks. The festivals are approved by an international jury of the European Festival Association, supported by the European Commission and the European Parliament.
Because of the strict construction norms in the area of Arbanasi near Veliko Tarnovo and the ban on expansion, the so-called second Arbanasi is starting to form. It is located to the left of the road to Gorna Oryahovitsa in the direction of the railway town and goes out to the panoramic Garga Bair above the Trapezitsa Fortress. Interest is great and entrepreneurs have started to buy land there. The panorama is unique and that is one of the biggest advantages of Arbanasi 2.
The spring is on and the renovations and reconstructions of the roads after the winter started with full speed in Veliko Tarnovo area.
Veliko Tarnovo – Ledenik road – Veliko Tarnovo area
Within one month the failed section of the municipal road between Veliko Tarnovo and Ledenik village will be repaired. Damage on the road is caused by the large amount of groundwater, the experts are categorical. Urgent designing of the necessary building and consolidation activities has been assigned and the funds will be provided by the municipal budget. The construction of the new bridge, part of the municipal road between Veliko Tarnovo and the village of Shemshevo, continues. The construction works will end in the summer.
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.