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20 photos of Veliko Tarnovo Fortress in Autumn

Just as Autumn hit Bulgaria we travelled from the east (Varna) across to the west (Sofia), stopping in Veliko Tarnovo for two nights. We spent a few hours exploring the fortress in the drizzle! Tsarevets The hill around Veliko Tarnovo Fortress, also know as Tsarevets, dates from the 2nd millennium BC.  It was settled in the 4th century…

The Second Bulgarian Empire, Veliko Tarnovo

Veliko Tarnovo is a small town that has a rich and brutal history. Once upon a time it was the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire but now this city is a popular destination for travellers as they make their way from one end of the country to the other, and we were no exception….