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Veliko Tarnovo agricultural show 2018 – featuring traditional Bulgarian cusine

Old Bulgarian recipes with sheep’s milk, cheese and meat will be cooked for the visitors of the forthcoming Seventh National Festival of Sheep Breeders in Bulgaria. From 11th to 13th May near the Petropavlovski Monastery (just 10 km from Veliko Tarnovo) the forgotten taste of folk cuisine will be shown by amateurs from different parts of the country.

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News, Transport

Interesting information from North Central Bulgaria

Hello, everyone! Here is short monitoring about interesting news from North Central Bulgaria and specifically Veliko Tarnovo area.

This time of the year starts with many reconstructions works in city Veliko Tarnovo and region.Today starts the stepwise closing of the road to Arbanasi.  If you decide, to visit this traditional village at Veliko Tarnovo area, with many traditional houses, churches, monasteries and traditional restaurants, you will have to go through the village of Sheremetya. Other interesting news from this days, about Veliko Tarnovo, is, that there will be a new organization of tourist’s transportation. Buses of tourist’s companies will stop at tree parking zones, from where people will be transported, to the main sightseeing’s of Veliko Tarnovo.  In general, this will reduce air’s pollution and will make traffic much calmer. From me- as one future, young driver-one big yes. Continue Reading

Events and Festivals, Sights

Don’t miss out these events in Veliko Tarnovo area

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. Continue Reading


Art-Nature Symposium Veliko Tarnovo

Nature Symposium VT

Nature Symposium VT

Authors from Israel, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Germany, USA, Turkey and Bulgaria will participate in the second edition of the eco-art symposium „ART – NATURE 2013”, which will take place from 3 to 16 July in Gabrovtsi village. The event is organized by the artists from the local Duppini Art Group with the support of Veliko Tarnovo Municipality.


Fifteen artists will work outdoors using natural materials. The symposium will also feature participants from Duppini Art Group, five assisting students from the Sculpture department of the Faculty of Arts and volunteers.


One characteristics of “the art in nature” concept is that works created using natural materials remain at the place of their creation and thus become part of the landscape. Part of this years work will remain at their place of creation and contribute to the unique open air museum in Gabrovtsi, which was established last year with the first edition of the only Bulgarian land art forum „ART – NATURE“.


„ART – NATURE 2013“ is one of the initiatives in support of Veliko Tarnovo’s application for European capital of culture in 2019. See Key to VT for detailed information about this event.


St. Cyril and St. Methodius Day in Veliko Tarnovo

Festive procession on May 24, 1940s

Festive procession on May 24, 1940s

Veliko Tarnovo and the rest of Bulgaria celebrate St. Cyril and St. Methodius Day tomorrow with a range of events.


The day is a public holiday and is known as the Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Literature Day. On this day Bulgaria celebrates in Bulgarian culture, education and the creation of the Glagolitic alphabet by the two brothers Cyril and Methodius.


Saints Cyril and Methodius are patrons of the National Library of Bulgaria and generally patrons of educational institutions in Bulgaria. They are the patrons of the University of Veliko Tarnovo, which carries the saints names.


Indeed, saints Cyril and Methodius are the most celebrated saints in the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, and icons of the two brothers can be found in almost every church.


The events programme for the day in Veliko Tarnovo includes:

10,00 h. – Festive procession, dedicated to the 24 May – Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture – from Velchova Zavera (Hotel Yantra) square to Konstantin Kisimov theatre


11,00 h. – Ceremony for award of „24 May” and „St. Patriarch Evtimyi” awards of Veliko Tarnovo Municipality – in front of Konstantin Kisimov Music and Drama Theatre


18,00 h. – Parade of the 2013 school graduates – along Vasil Levski Str., from Konstantin Kisimov theatre to Veliko Tarnovo Municipal building


21,30 h. – “Sound and Light” show at the Tsarevets Castle