Hotels in Veliko Tarnovo

    Veliko Tarnovo Details

    Discount Hotels in Veliko Tarnovo (also spelled Veliko Turnovo) provide you with a comfortable base from which to explore one of the most beautiful cities in Bulgaria. This is a community rich in history, with medieval fortifications, and antique houses perched precariously on cliff tops overlooking the Yantra River. This city was the capital of the Second Kingdom from 1185 to 1393, and was the seat of liberated Bulgarias first National Assembly.

    A must-see is Tsarevets. This is a medieval fortress built on a hilltop that has been a military strong point for thousands of years. It was once the capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, and the home of Bulgarian royalty. The Museum of the National Revival and Constituent Assembly is housed in a 19th century building that was the home of Bulgarias first parliament after the Liberation. The Modern History Museum is housed in a former prison, and has exhibits covering Bulgarias role in the Balkan War and World War I. The Rock of Execution above the Yantra River was the place from which traitors and criminals were thrown to their deaths. The Church of the Forty Martyrs was founded by Tsar Ivan Asen II to commemorate his victory over the Byzantines in 1230. It is also the burial place of St. Sava and several Bulgarian tsars.