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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Establishment
“The symbol of Veliko Târnovo, this reconstructed fortress dominates the skyline and is one of Bulgaria’s most beloved monuments. The former seat of the medieval tsars, it hosts the remains of more than 400 houses, 18 churches, the royal palace, an execution rock and more.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
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“You will be impressed by the cuisine and the service of the staff, they provide the highest quality food experience in the city. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Establishment
“The best live music bar around. Usually features live bands on Tueday (live jazz music), Friday and Saturday nights. Check it out :)”
  • 6 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Monument with an Art gallery in the backyard. The Asenevci Monument is dedicated to Kings Asen, Peter, Kaloyan and Ivan Assen II. It was built in 1985, at the age of 800 years since the rebellion of the Assen and Peter brothers. The sword around which the four Assenets are located symbolizes the power and the rise of medieval Bulgaria. A surrounding greenery is a popular place for summer live-music events. Beautiful view from the flat and 10 walk from it.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“The top cocktail bar in the city, just 150 m from the hostel. Also offers craft beer. Very popular among tourist and younger generation locals. Lively music, smiling staff, big terrace, DJ parties om Fri/Sat, special cocktail offers.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Shopping Mall
“Veliko Tarnovo got only 1 Mall. You can shop also on the main street of the town, but to be honest, Veliko Tarnovo is not a shopping destination.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Winery
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“Romantic restaurant right in the city center with a small garden. The food there is amazing. Try the cheese with truffle, it's magnificent. I recommend to make a reservation in advance. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Neighborhood
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Sveta Gora (Saint forest) is a hill in Tarnovgrad and was a spiritual and literary centre in the Second Bulgarian Empire.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Church
“The church is preserved from 1230. This is the main church of the capital in 13 th century. Here are buried Bulgarian kings and patron saints of Bulgaria and Serbia.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Nightclub
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  • 1 local recommends