Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Atop 4 Hills & Dominated By Tsarevets Fortress, The Historic Former Medieval Capital Of Bulgarian Tsars


”It’s a miserable day today here in Veliko Tarnovo, the historic former medieval capital of the Bulgarian tsars… I don’t really want to go outside but I have to at the very least take a snoop around the stunted & weathered ruins of the city’s number one attraction, the skyline-dominating Tsarevets Fortress.”


Image || Tsarevets Fortress, Veliko Tarnovo. March 30, 2015.

Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

It’s a miserable day today here in Veliko Tarnovo, the historic former medieval capital of the Bulgarian tsars (there’s so much ancient history here in Bulgaria). I don’t really want to go outside but I have to at the very least take a snoop around the stunted & weathered ruins of the city’s number one attraction, the skyline-dominating Tsarevets Fortress, before hopping on the late morning train for Bucharest, Romania. I’ll take a few pictures in the process of getting wet but I’m assuming the images I captured shortly after arriving in the city yesterday from a gloriously sunny Plovdiv will be the go-to shots for my time here in Veliko Tarnovo.

Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. March 31, 2015.

This is a shot of a section of the town atop one of the four hills the city rests upon, high on a ridge over the snaking Yantra River (the greedy Tsarevets Fortress, from where this picture was taken, has one of those four hills all to itself). It’s quite the setting. Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. March 31, 2015.

Tsarevets Fortress, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. March 30, 2015.

Tsarevets Fortress, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. March 30, 2015.

A portion of Veliko Tarnovo as seen from the walls of the Tsarevets Fortress. Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. March 31, 2015.

A portion of Veliko Tarnovo as seen from the walls of the Tsarevets Fortress. Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. March 31, 2015.

Veliko Tarnovo as seen from the walls of the Tsarevets Fortress. Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. March 31, 2015.

Veliko Tarnovo as seen from the walls of the Tsarevets Fortress. Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. March 31, 2015.

The Asenova district & the Yantra River as seen from the Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. March 31, 2015.

The Asenova district & the Yantra River as seen from the Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. March 31, 2015.

Vladishki most (Bishop's Bridge) crossing the Yantra River in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. March 30, 2015.

Vladishki most (Bishop’s Bridge) crossing the Yantra River in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. March 30, 2015.

Nezavisimost, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. March 31, 2015.

Nezavisimost, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. March 31, 2015.

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