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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.
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
Landmark
“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
Place of Worship
“Very close to Gabrovo, you can find 3 interesting places in one spot - the Dryanovo Monastery under a rocky mountain, a path in the trees passing by wonderful waterfalls and ending in front of the entrance of Bacho Kiro cave. ”
  • 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
Entertainment
“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
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
Neighbourhood
“Etara Open-Air Ethnographic Museum is a wonderful place where you can see more than twenty traditional hand crafts practiced in the beginning of the 19th century. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Hotnishki waterfalls are amazing nature sightseeing. There is an eco path where you can walk around and rest.”
  • 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
Park
“Sokolski Monastery only 10 minutes driving from Etara. Founded in 1833 “ Holy Mother’s Assumption” monastery is an attractive place for many believers. ”
  • 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
Establishment
“It's an open air ethnographic museum with typical for Bulgarian Renaissance architecture and crafts spirit. Here you can see in fact how the water is powering different machines for producing some materials and goods. If you are a lover of candies and sweets, here you can find a small craft shop for hand made candy canes, sugar cats or Gabrovian chocolate (made from plums) :) Enjoy.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest

Top restaurants

Modern European Restaurant
“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
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Winery
“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
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Pub
“This is a lovely Bar in the next village, we generally off road with the Lada Niva's to get there. Lots of fun.”
  • 1 local recommends

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