International Folklore Festival Veliko Turnovo
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International Folklore Festival Veliko Tarnovo is a prestigious folklore event which became significant and traditional part of the cultural life of the ancient capital. A real long expected holiday for habitants and guests of the city in the hot summer days. Every year, groups from all over the world cover thousands of kilometers to present the beauty and uniqueness of their folklore to the audience of Veliko Tarnovo; some of the best music and dance folklore ensembles come to Bulgaria with one objective – to be part of the best folklore fiesta in the most beautiful Bulgarian city. The event will take place between 16.07.2016 and 24.07.2016.
Veliko Turnovo, or often referred to as “The city of the tsars”, is the medieval capital of Bulgaria. With more than 7000 years of history, this settlement was inhabited back in the prehistory and the antiquity. During the middle Ages it became the strongest Bulgarian fortification. Between 12th and 14th centuries it was the most important political, economic, cultural and religious centers of the Bulgarian empire. Evident for its rich history are the numerous remnants and cultural monuments from different epochs. The old part of the city is situated on three hills. On Tsarevets hill are the palaces of the Bulgarian emperors and the Patriarchal Cathedral. Hill Trapezitsa is known for its many churches and as the former main residence of the nobility. Another interesting landmark is the Samovodska charshiya – the town’s historic center of craftsmanship. Blacksmiths potters and gunsmiths among other artisans, still practice their trades here. The city is rich in churches from different ages, monuments, busts, parks and gardens.
The houses, stacked one above the other, situated on the sloppy hills of the town show a remarkable, unique architectural style. The bridges, unexpectedly flying over the river, palaces and towers, spectacular museums, ancient columns with writings left by Bulgarian proud rulers, monasteries with unique murals - all this makes Veliko Tarnovo a must see in all cultural tours of the country.
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