To touch Bulgaria, to feel its uniqueness, you must visit one of its medieval capitals - Veliko Tarnovo. The town of the hills, called in the Middle Ages Turnovgrad, is located in northern Bulgaria, between the Danube and Stara Planina, in the very foothills of the Fore Balkan. He is scared from the mouth of the Yantra River. The climate is moderate continental with cold winters and hot summers. The city is a connecting center between Eastern and Western Bulgaria, with the sea capital of Varna standing at 223 km from it, and the current capital of Sofia at 220 km. 12 km away from Veliko Tarnovo is the town of Gorna Oryahovitsa with the biggest railway station and the Gorna Oryahovitsa airport and 5 km northeast is the beautiful village of Arbanassi, which is a museum-architectural reserve and is among the hundred national tourist sites. In Veliko Tarnovo, the new and the old, the spirit of the kings and the ideas of the Bulgarian Revival, are comfortably combined. Here is Tsarevets with its palaces. Stepping through the walls, a man falls for a moment in the Middle Ages, and the evening light show "Sound and Light" is an experience that will remain for a long time in your mind. If you are not satisfied with medieval Bulgaria you can also visit the reconstructed Trapezitsa hill. Walking in the city, you will see the monument symbolizing the country and called it "Mother Bulgaria", and going to the Tsarevets hill with its well-preserved fortress walls, you will enjoy the Samovodska charshiya with craft shops, so reminiscent of the Renaissance. Other landmarks include the Monkey House, The Museum of Wax figures, the St. St. Constantine and Helena Church, built in 1872 by Kolyo Ficheto, the former Konak, now a museum in which the Constituent Assembly was held, beginning in 1879 of the Third Bulgarian State and adopting the famous Turnovo Constitution, the Boris Denev Art Gallery with the Asenevci Monument and the famous Stambolov Bridge. At the foot of Tsarevets are the excavations of the church "St Forty Martyrs", there was discovered the ring of Tsar Kaloyan, and just opposite the Balduin Tower are the miniatures, each showing a different face of the world. Near the city is the Preobrazhenski Monastery and places like Sini Vir, Dervent, the hills of the Great Dwarf and Little Dragon. Veliko Tarnovo is interesting not only with its excavations and Renaissance buildings hung on its hills, but also with the Sveta Gora University St. Cyril and St. Methodius, where you can see the monument of Patriarch Evtimii, the last Bulgarian medieval patriarch. Here again there is a park with a terrace that stands out, whose floor is glass and creates the feeling that you are walking in the air. If you want to eat, but you can not stop enjoying the city, you can sit in the restaurants Ethno, Ego and Happy Easter, as well as in the small trays, where you will enjoy pleasant atmosphere, good service and delicious food. If you dream of touching the past, but without leaving the present, Veliko Tarnovo - the town of Asenevtsi is your place.