Veliko Turnovo Travel Guide

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Veliko Turnovo Overview

Veliko Turnovo (also known as Veliko Tarnovo and Veliko Tyrnovo) is the previous Bulgarian capital city from the Second Bulgarian Empire.

One of Bulgaria's primary tourist destinations, Veliko Tarnovo boasts many historical monuments and landmarks, such as the ruins of the castle Tsarevets, which housed the royal and patriarchal palace, and Trapezitsa, the second fortress of the inner city.

Don't miss "The Sound and Light" show which combines music, colorful lights, lasers and the sound of the church bells as the stage remains the royal palace and the whole hill where it is located. It presents the story of the glory and tragedy of the Second Bulgarian Empire is interpreted and told with no words but only the power of colors and music.

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