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Samovodska Charshiya Complex

Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
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Full-Day Tour to Veliko Tarnovo from Bucharest
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Veliko Tarnovo is an old Bulgarian city and its antiquity is captured well in this area where souvenir shops are interspersed with artisans' workshops and numerous cafes in an old cobbled street (away from the traffic). The ubiquitous rose oil, and products using rose oil...More

Thank ArryAwk
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This area really takes you back in the time. Though the old shop fronts are not all housing traditional crafts or offerings, there is a wonderful vibe to the place. There was this shop/ baker where the lady appeared to be making vermicelli, though we...More

Thank doofvfood
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Numerous shops where craftsmen practice their crafts, cafes with lovely coffee prepared on warm sand, restaurants with traditional cuisine and full immersion in another era. This is Samovodska charshia. And when I say a full immersion in another era, And when I say a full...More

Thank Тодор Д
Reviewed 9 October 2017

A very nice collections of shops for getting souvenirs for your self or others. I only did window shopping as I have too much "junk" already. One guy does work carvings. Someone selling used car license plates including one from the state of Washington, USA....More

Thank 427BeatleBob
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We absolutely LOVED this cluster of shops and craftsmen. This way far and away of favorite in our short time in Bulgaria. Some incredible craftsmanship in jewelry, ceramics, leather, woodwork and more. Many of the craftspeople are working in their shops while you're there. A...More

2  Thank YouthinAsia
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

It's a lovely small street full of craftman's shops. There is also an authentic coffee boiled on sand and the so called yellow lemonade. There prices here are nice - not expensive. The thing I may advice is to visit it not on official Bulgarian...More

Thank Dimitar M
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

This beautiful street is a trip back in time. Here you will find the perfect gift, enjoy quality ice cream a meal or a cup of coffee. The shopkeepers are not hard sell. Have fun shopping

Thank Teuta B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Walking through the old pedestrian street Somovodska Charshiya (in fact the real street name is Georgi Rakovski) you will get a perfect chance to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Old Bulgarian revival time and culture. It represents a complex of well preserved and restored...More

2  Thank DOBCHO
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This street in the old town used to be a farmers market back in 18-19 century. Farmers sold their goods on the street and the craftsmen their hand-made works in their little shops. This atmosphere is preserved to this day, exept now it's more of...More

2  Thank Mariya K
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Nice surviving old town street, full with artisan and craft shops, some of them preserving century old traditions. Entirely pedestrian, which is good, ending in an old town square in a preserved old town.

1  Thank philip_talyesin
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Response from Lubomir S | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely all of them were open. There were more tourist on Sunday than on Friday. The street is full of life on Sunday.But my advise is first to look and compare prices as well some shops give discounts if asked.