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Veliko Tarnovo nominated for tourist municipality of the year
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Veliko Tarnovo nominated for tourist municipality of the year

Veliko Tarnovo was nominated for tourist municipality of 2018. The old capital is among the nominees for the annual business tourism awards – Bulgarian Travel Awards and the voting continues until March 31. The nominees are the municipalities of Varna, Samokov, Sliven, Devin, Kyustendil, Vratsa, Bansko, Veliko Tarnovo and Velingrad.

If you want to support any of the mentioned municipalities, you can vote at the following address: The annual Bulgarian Travel Awards are a project of “Tourist Academy” Ltd. The initiative is national and aims to increase the quality of tourism services in Bulgaria.

Veliko Tarnovo, a city with an ancient heritage and a dynamic modern culture, is the best year-round destination for cultural tourism in Bulgaria. The Medieval Bulgarian capital attracts more than 500 000 tourists from the country and abroad annually with unique landscapes, centuries-old traditions, precious cultural-historical and architectural heritage, the romance of the old town, various artistic events and a rich festival program. Veliko Tarnovo has the fortresses of Tsarevets and Trapezitsa, where the medieval Bulgarian kings ruled; the unique audio-visual performance “Tsarevgrad Turnov – Sound and Light”; the only Multimedia Visitor Center on the Balkans, visualizing the glorious past of the old-fashioned Turnovgrad; the unique Gurko street and the ethnographic complex Samovodska Charshia.

The national cultural monuments on the territory of the municipality are 102, the sites in Veliko Tarnovo with local significance are 333, and 200 other old buildings in the city are in procedures for being declared cultural values. Near Veliko Tarnovo is the picturesque architectural reserve Arbanassi. A true Roman jewel is the nearby Archaeological Reserve Nicopolis ad Isturm. Veliko Tarnovo also has the only Miniature Park in Bulgaria, with models of the most significant historical and natural Bulgarian sights.


With its unique atmosphere, the city is a year-round art scene with over 600 local, national and international cultural events, a destination for cultural tourism, and a preferred location for congress tourism.  Veliko Tarnovo is a fairytale town, which enchants with its unique beauty, the centuries-old traditions and its hospitality!

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