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Veliko Tarnovo A City In North Central Bulgaria

Veliko Tarnovo is considered to be one of the most ancient Bulgarian towns.  It is located on the Yantra River and is famous for being historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, alluring many tourists with its unique structural design. The aged part of the city is situated on the three hills Trapezitsa, Tsarevets, and Sveta Gora raising amidst the meanders of the Yantra. It is believed on Tsarevets, there are the palaces of the Bulgarian emperors and the Patriarchate, the Patriarchal Cathedral, together with a number of administrative and residential edifices surrounded by thick walls. Trapezitsa is recognized for its many churches and as the former main residence of the nobility. In between the middle Ages, the city was among the main European centers of culture and gave its name to the architecture of the Tarnovo Artistic School, and literature. The city is important for its organizational, economic, educational, and enlightening center of Northern Bulgaria. Continue reading