Tsarevets and Trapezitsa are included in the competition for favourite cultural and historical destinations “Wonders of the Decade”. The ranking started on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the largest national campaign for the preservation of cultural heritage and the promotion of historical tourism – Wonders of Bulgaria. It presents 20 sites that have become favourite destinations of tourists. After the vote, the winners in the Top 10 will be determined.
Sound and Light Show
An attractive spectacle in front of the Tsarevets fortress will take us back in time to the 12th century and in particular – the glorious 1185. The theatrical historical reconstruction will recreate the uprising of the boyar brothers Peter and Asen, which led to the rejection of the Byzantine empire and the restoration of the Bulgarian kingdom. The stage of the event will be Tsar Asen I Square in front of the Tsarevets fortress in Veliko Tarnovo.
On September 22, Bulgaria celebrates one of the most significant events in its recent history. On this date, in 1908 the Bulgarian state, one of the oldest in Europe, declared its independence. This happened 30 years after the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78. Thus, Bulgaria reappeared on the map of Europe after five centuries of Ottoman rule. The Bulgarian government decided that the declaration of the Independence of Bulgaria will take place on September 22, 1908, in the church “St. 40 Martyrs” in the old Bulgarian capital Veliko Tarnovo.