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“Medieval Tarnovgrad” festival in Tsarevets fortress this weekend

Participants from five countries are arriving in Veliko Tarnovo for the seventh edition of the International Festival of Historical Restorations “Medieval Tarnovgrad” this weekend.

From June 24 to 26 at the Tsarevets Fortress they will recreate the everyday life, arts and military skills of Bulgaria, Byzantium and Europe from the XII-XIV centuries. Reconstructions on “Tsar Ivan Alexander – Love and Diplomacy” will include over 180 participants.

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Easter in Veliko Tarnovo will be celebrated in Tsarevets fortress

After a three-year break, the brightest Christian holiday – the Resurrection of Christ, will be again celebrated in Veliko Tarnovo on top of the Tsarevets fortress. Exactly at midnight on April 23-24, dozens of church bells will ring the old capital city, and the beneficent fire will be carried out by the Patriarchal Museum of the Ascension. An Easter service will be held in front of the historic church.

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A medieval shooting range was made in Tsarevets as a tourist attraction
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A medieval shooting range was made in Tsarevets as a tourist attraction

A special space for shooting with a traditional Bulgarian bow is available to visitors of the Tsarevets fortress as the newest tourist attraction in the old capital. The idea came from Angalot Enminas from Tarnovo, who organises various games and tournaments and is the creator of the room of mysteries – Logiscape. The medieval shooting range is located near the palace and it is a part of a joint initiative with the Archaeological Museum to create many attractions on the hill.

The creator’s idea is for people to get inspired and entertained. He wants to give the visitors an opportunity to feel part of the atmosphere of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, without claiming absolute historical authenticity.

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Medieval camp at Trapezitsa will mark the start of the summer tourist season in Veliko Tarnovo
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Medieval camp at Trapezitsa will mark the start of the summer tourist season in Veliko Tarnovo

A medieval camp at the Trapezitsa fortress will mark the beginning of the active summer tourist season in Veliko Tarnovo. The historical reconstructions will take place on May 22nd from 10:00 to 18:00 at the second fortress of medieval Tarnovgrad. They will include reconstructions of everyday life, crafts, military skills and more from the XII-XIV centuries. Visitors will be able to get acquainted with glorious moments of the Bulgarian history in an authentic environment, according to the organizers.

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Opera under the summer sky – “Stage of the Ages” at the Tsarevets Fortress

From July 3rd to September 10th, 2021 the most emblematic cultural event of Veliko Tarnovo – the summer opera festival “Stage of the Ages” will take place. Titles of operas from Stara Zagora, Varna, Sofia, Ruse, Vratsa, Plovdiv and the Konstantin Kisimov Music and Drama Theater – Veliko Tarnovo will be presented on an open stage in the Palace of the Bulgarian Kings – the Tsarevets Fortress.

Opera under the summer sky in "Stage of the Ages" at the Tsarevets Fortress
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