Veliko Tarnovo – Bulgaria, o destinatie de week-end reconfortanta si la indemana!

* English version below

Locuind in Bucuresti, nu o data ne-am surprins lipsiti de idei in ceea ce priveste alegerea unei excursii rapide de week end dar care sa ne incante totodata. Si, rasfoind internetul in speranta de a gasi o inspiratie, am dat peste un articol despre Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria. A urmat o foarte scurta documentare, am rezervat rapid cazarea si am pornit!

Am gasit un oras micut, cochet si plin de un farmec  aparte, dat de parfumul medieval al locului, aflat la o distanta mai mica de 200 de km de Bucuresti (3 – 3.5 ore de mers cu masina). Fosta capitala a Bulgariei iti ofera sansa de a petrece cateva zile de relaxare si incantare.

strazi inguste si pietruite in Veliko Tarnovo
Veliko Tarnovo vedere panoramica

Veliko Tarnovo – obiective turistice

Primul lucru pe care il puteti face aici este sa luati la pas principala strada turistica din orasul vechi pe care veti gasi ateliere mestesugaresti, cofetarii, magazine de suveniruri, cafenele, hanuri vechi si numeroase restaurante. Puteti face o plimbare pana la fortareata Tsarevets, cel mai important obiectiv turistic din zona. Cetatea, care dateaza din secolul al XII-lea este foarte bine conservata si odata ajuns sus, te bucuri de o priveliste minunata asupra intregii zone.

Poti lua masa, profitand de delicioasele preparate traditionale,sau doar sa servesti o cafea pe terasa unuia dintre restaurantele care iti ofera un décor incantator cu casele construite pe versantul la poalele caruia curge raul Iantra.

arhitectura Veliko Tarnovo
Veliko Tarnovo alta vedere panoramica

Trebuie neaparat sa dai o fuga si pana in satul Arbanasi aflat la numai 5 km, unde vei gasi cele mai frumoase panorame cu Veliko Tarnovo, putand sa-l admiri in toata splendoarea lui. In plus, te transporta parca in Evul Mediu, cu gospodarii mari in spiritual vechilor hanuri de la noi.

Cert este ca, dupa primul week end petrecut aici, ne-am intors acasa cu bateriile deplin incarcate, plini de energie si voiosie. Si revenim de fiecare data cand simtim nevoia de o escapada la indemana  care sa ne produca o stare de relaxare si buna dispozitie.

Excelente variante de cazare, la preturi foarte bune, gasiti aici!

Veliko Tarnovo is a relaxing and convenient weekend destination!

Living in Bucharest, not once we were surprised we had no ideas regarding the choice of a quick weekend trip but that will delight us at the same time. And, browsing the internet in the hope of finding inspiration, We came across an article about Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria. A very short documentary followed, I quickly booked the accommodation and we started!

We found a small town, stylish and full of a special charm, given by the medieval perfume of the place, located less than 200 km from Bucharest (3 – 3.5 hours by car). The former capital of Bulgaria gives you the chance to spend a few days of relaxation and delight.

The first thing you can do here is to take the main tourist street in the old town, where you will find handicraft workshops, confectioners, souvenir shops, cafes, old inns and numerous restaurants. You can walk to the Tsarevets Fortress, the most important tourist attraction in the area. The fortress, which dates from the 12th century is very well preserved and once you get to the top, you enjoy a wonderful view over the whole area.

You can dine, taking advantage of the delicious traditional dishes, or just serve a coffee on the terrace of one of the restaurants that offers you an enchanting decor with the houses built on the slope at the foot of which flows the river Iantra. You must escape to the village of Arbanasi, only 5 km away, where you will find the most beautiful panoramas with Veliko Tarnovo, being able to admire it in all its splendor. In addition, it transports you as if in the Middle Ages, with large households spiritually the old inns from us.

Certainly, after the first weekend spent here, we returned home with fully charged batteries, full of energy and cheerfulness. And we come back every time we feel the need for a handy getaway that will produce a state of relaxation and good mood.

Excellent accommodation options, at very good prices, you can find here!