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Veliko Tarnovo


Veliko Tarnovo

Veliko Tarnovo is one of the most important educational, historical, cultural, and tourist centers in modern Bulgaria. It is placed in the north center of Bulgaria, at Stara Planina's feet. It is the biggest municipality in the area of Velikotarnovska. The relief is varied with plains, hills and mountains. The city is placed in the hillsides of the river Yantra and surrounded by the hills of Athos, Trapezitsa, Tsarevets and Lily. These ones reach an altitude of between 210 and 325 m. The climate is moderated continental, with hot summers and cold winters. The annual average temperature is around 11ºC. The unique geographical position, infrastructure and architecture, the combination of historical and tourist landmarks with perspectives of future development of the town are on their way to turn it into a town-symbol of Bulgaria all over the world. Veliko Tarnovo is the Balkan Capital of Cultural Tourism. This prestigious award was given to Veliko Tarnovo during the 47th International Congress of IHRA /International Hotel and Restaurant Association/. 22nd of March is the public holiday of the town.

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