The historical and spiritual capital of Bulgaria – Veliko Tarnovo invites all music lovers to the 2020 Stage of Ages Summer Opera festival. The first Bulgarian open-air opera forum will mark 35 years since its establishment with a rich program containing a mix between classic Bulgarian and world titles.
Over 70 optical and physical illusions will impress visitors of the new unique Museum of Illusions, which will be opened in Veliko Tarnovo later this month. It will offer holograms, 3D paintings, a levitating orb, an inverted room, a Jedi place, an Ames room, a real bank vault, a poppy plantation and many more entertainments and illusions.
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.
A rich program awaits residents and visitors of Veliko Tarnovo on September 6th – Unification Day. The Unification of Bulgaria was the act of the unification of the Bulgarian Kingdom and Eastern Rumelia in the autumn of 1885. It was coordinated by the Bulgarian Secret Central Revolutionary Committee. The unification was carried out after riots in different cities of Eastern Rumelia, followed by a military coup on September 6th in 1885, supported by the Bulgarian Prince Alexander I and led by Major Danail Nikolaev. The day was declared a public holiday for the country by the National Assembly on February 18, 1998.