Tsarevets Fortress

Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo


Veliko Tarnovo is hands down the most beautiful and picturesque city in Bulgaria. Often referred to as the “City of the Tsars”, Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River and is famously known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture. The old part of the city is situated on the three hills Tsarevets, Trapezitsa, and Sveta Gora. Tsarevets is a medieval stronghold located on a hill with the same name. Tsarevets is situated at an altitude of 206 m. It served as the Second Bulgarian Empire’s primary fortress and strongest bulwark from 1185 to 1393, housing the royal and the patriarchal palaces. It rises high above the skyline of Veliko Turnovo and gives the visitor a majestic view to behold.