Veliko Tarnovo

History and present

Veliko Tarnovo - the ancient capital of Bulgaria, making an impression on everyone with its unique beauty. The town is located in the central part of Bulgaria at the foot of Stara Planina. It is situated on the historical hills Tsarevets, Trapezitsa and Sveta Gora, overlooking the Yantra River and its broad meanders. Tt is almost equal distance away from the biggest cities in the country - 241 km from Sofia, 228 km from Varna, 192 km from Plovdiv and 224 km from Burgas.

Аt the very first sight visitor is carried away by the exceptional location of Veliko Tarnovo. As if it is spilled on the steep hills near the whimsical curves of Yantra, decorated by the lace-like rock wreath. It fills with delight and captivates each guest primarily with its houses - light, perched on one another, nestled to one another, as if nature has defined a place and form for each of them. This is a town that impresses and makes an impact with its original, unique, specific Revival architecture. It creates an irresistible impression that is unparalleled.

Unique cultural monuments associated with the glorious history of the Bulgarian people have been created and preserved here during the centuries-old existence of the town. The preserved remains of fortresses, palaces and churches have been silent witnesses to the flourishing of Bulgarian culture in XII -XIV c. Every stone here speaks of the heroic time of the Bulgarian people throughout the centuries - about the uprising of liberation in 1185 against Byzantium, about the famous Battle of Adrianople in 1205 and the capture of Baldwin I of Constantinople - the Emperor of the Latin Empire, about the glorious victory at Klokotnitsa, the solemn entry of the winner Ivaylo in 1278 in Veliko Tarnovo. Each stone of Tsarevets or Trapezitsa reminds of the epic battles to defend the capital and the Bulgarian state in 1393 against the Ottomans. Ruins attest the brutal encounter with the defenders and the barbarous devastation of cultural monuments by the oppressor.

Veliko Tarnovo is a town whose spirit represents Bulgaria, its deep roots and its path to the future. Today, everyone who visits Veliko Tarnovo is fascinated by the beauty and grandeur of the town, its sights, the atmosphere that combines past and present and turns Tarnovo into an attractive place. A place where one can see the cobblestone streets and up-to-date transport facilities, picturesque old houses and modern buildings, young students having fun and old women sitting down the historic street "Gurko" late in the afternoon.

Veliko Tarnovo is becoming a center of increasing attraction for tourists from Bulgaria and abroad, as well as for a significant number of investors who find the necessary resources and infrastructure in Tarnovo. Each year there is a growing trend for the town to become one of the most visited towns in Eastern Europe, which will further help turning it into a real European town - a town open to the future and innovations, while preserving its individuality and history.

Veliko Tarnovo
Veliko Tarnovo
Veliko Tarnovo
Veliko Tarnovo


  • "The Sound and Light" Audiovisual Show
  • “Tsarevgrad Tarnov” Multimedia Visitor Center
  • Architecture and Museum Reserve "Tsarevets"
  • Architecture and Museum Reserve "Arbanasi"
  • "Holy Trinity" Monastery
  • Transfiguration Monastery
  • Church of the Nativity
  • Archaeological Museum – Veliko Tarnovo
  • State Art Gallery
  • House Museum of Petko R. Slaveykov
  • Museum of the Bulgarian Revival and Constituent Assembly
  • Asenevtsi Monument
  • Samovodskata Charshiya
  • Sarafkina’s House (museum of urban life)
  • Hadji Nikoli Inn


About Us

'Guest House "KASHTATA S CHESHMATA" is located on a quiet and silent cobbled street in the old town of Veliko Tarnovo, in the heart of the cultural and historical architectural ensemble near SAMOVODSKATA CHARSHIYA


Kashtata s cheshmata

Guest house in Veliko Tarnovo
3 Petko R. Slaveykov Str.
5000, Veliko TarnovoBulgaria
тел: +359 884 760461
latitude: 43°05'09.1"N
longitude: 25°38'07.8"E