Veliko Tarnovo is a cozy town that is integral to Bulgarian history. The tsars of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, who ruled from the late 12th century to the turn of the 15th century, made Veliko Tarnovo their capital and lived inside the mammoth fortress named for the hill on which it was built, Tsarevets. The rest of the town is built on surrounding hills, and in the Old Town you will find many churches as well as examples of religious and everyday architecture built in the distinct Tarnovo Artistic School style. Twelve miles outside of town, you will find the ruins of the Roman and Byzantine city Nicopolis ad Istrum.
Full of diversity, entrenched in history and blessed with spectacular landscapes, Eastern Europe offers something for everyone.
The traditional way to see Europe and a wonderful way for first-timers to experience Eastern Europe.
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