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Veliko Tarnovo is one of the oldest cities in Bulgaria a day trip from Bucharest. Check out the top 9 things to do in Bulgaria's most picturesque city.

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Also known as the “City of the Tsars”, Veliko Tarnovo is one of the oldest settlements in Bulgaria, with a history of more than five millennia. And thanks to its proximity to our capital, it became one of the most popular Romania tours, a day trip from Bucharest. It is located on the Yantra river with its old town situated on three hills: Tsarevets, Trapezitsa, and Sveta Gora. on these hills, you’ll find the palaces of Bulgarian emperors, the Patriarchal Cathedral and many churches as it was the former main residence for nobility.

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Today, it is one of Bulgaria’s most beautiful and picturesque cities and a “must-see” for many tourists seeking the old charm of the former capital of the Bulgarian Empire.



Visa Requirements

Not Needed for EU Citizens.

Languages spoken

Bulgarian, English, German, French, Russian

Currency Used

Bulgarian lev & Euro

Area (km2)

110,994 km²


In its centuries-long development, Sofia has always played an important role in the history of the Bulgarian lands as a centre, a natural intersection of the roads linking the East with the West, as well as the countries north of Bulgaria to that south of it. It is a unique city that is growing but it is not getting old and has more than 7 000 years of history.

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