Veliko Tarnovo panoramic viewVeliko Tarnovo , Bulgaria
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Veliko Tarnovo in the webcam is a city in Northern Bulgaria, the administrative center of the Veliko Tarnovo region. It is located along the Yantra River at a distance of 241 km from Sofia, 228 km from Varna and 107 km from Ruse.
Veliko Tarnovo, which you see in the online camera, is the ancient capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, the cradle of Bulgarian architecture, painting and literature. The city in the live broadcast is one of the most ancient settlements in the country.
Veliko Tarnovo, with a beautiful panorama online, is filled with churches: there is even an amazing hill with 17 religious sites.
The most interesting sight of the city in the online live broadcast is the Tsarevets Fortress, which served as the residence of the Bulgarian king and patriarch. This complex is a symbol of Christianity. In the courtyard are the administration, library, canteens.
Of the religious monuments of Veliko Tarnovo in the webcam, the Church of the Holy Forty Martyrs of the 13th century, located at the foot of the Tsarevets fortress, is interesting.
During the Turkish rule, the temple was turned into a mosque. The church returned to its original function at the end of the 19th century. The interior is full of wall paintings and ancient Bulgarian epigraphic monuments: stone columns, which describe the deeds of the Bulgarian kings.
Nowadays, this temple serves as a branch of the National Historical Museum of Sofia.
Tourists traveling around Veliko Tarnovo in an online live camera often visit the Archaeological Museum with an exposition that goes back 9 centuries. Among the most valuable exhibits: an ingot, the oldest in the world, a Neolithic treasure.
The museum also contains collections of pottery and ceramics of the Bronze and Stone Ages, gold and silver jewelry, coins, ceramics, frescoes and icons. The museum has a stone garden with statues of the ancient Roman era. Next to the museum is the city library – one of the richest in Bulgaria.
A curious attraction of the city in the live webcam is Trapezitsa – an overgrown hill, once chosen by the Bulgarian kings. It was here that archaeologists discovered 17 medieval churches.
Currently, teams of volunteers meet on this hill, digging up the foundations of ancient structures and cleaning Byzantine tiles.
Walking around Veliko Tarnovo in this live broadcast, you should look into the Old Town, where architectural monuments of Bulgaria are concentrated on a small patch of land (Turkish Konak is a building where the police were located in the 19th century).
Nearby there is the Church of Constantine and Helena, as well as Saints Cyril and Methodius. And the inn of Hadji Nikoli resembles a Constantinople caravanserai. Next to it there is the House with a Monkey – a building with an expressive figure under the bay window.
The guests of Veliko Tarnovo in the web camera are strongly impressed by Gurko Street with many restored buildings, shops, restaurants, hotels. The real atmosphere of the 18th-19th centuries.