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Private Veliko Tarnovo Cultural Day Trip from Varna
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  • Excellent44%
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  • Average27%
  • Poor4%
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“patron saint” (2 reviews)
“worth a visit” (3 reviews)
“grave” (5 reviews)
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Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
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"patron saint"
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"grave"
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"serbian"
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"columns"
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"inscriptions"
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"king"
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"writing"
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"proclaimed"
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"walls"
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"ii"
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"history"
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"complex"
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"khan"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the original 1230 church remains and a new wing has been added on, incorporating columns with 9th century engravings. This is the burial place of Bulgarian tsars.

Thank ShowMeSomething
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

The church has and important role in the history of the Bulgarian empire 12-14 centuries. Nowadays there are almost no frescoes inside. The main attraction are the columns with inscriptions done by different Bulgarian rulers. The graves and cenotaphs of some tsars and nobles are...More

Thank Damjan D
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

We booked a day trip from Bucharest just so we could see what life is like in Bulgaria. Veliko Tornovo was the recommended place to go. It is well worth it if you want to get off the beaten track; this church had a very...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

The church is close to the Tsarevets fortress,so if you have time you can visit it. The complex is quite nice,but the church is neither church nor museum. I was not impresed... not at all. You can see whole complex (garden & church) from the...More

Thank Legaga
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Just a part of the original walls of this old church, which was built in the 13th century by the order of king Ivan Asen II, remain. Nowadays it is rather a museum than a church where the graves of king Kaloyan, king Ivan Asen...More

Thank Nik R
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

The door was closed and we couldn’t go inside. We just saw it from the outside and it looked nice 👍🏻

Thank Mirey N
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

While important for symbolism later attached, the place seems a bit dry for the ordinary visitor. Mostly a show piece, but lacking somewhat in substance. Nice river setting.

Thank CRR2059
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We were unable to visit any of the monasteries, as they were closed, even though it's week-end, but, from the outside, the monastery looks excellent. Only one part still seems to have the original wall, built in stone briks, the rest is new, but keeping...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Very well restored old church. It is only used for services once a year. Beware the "guide" who offers to open 2 other - very interesting - churches but who is totally dishonest about the charge.

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

The opening hours are 9-18 h and there is a ticket: 6 lv per person but it is worthwhile as you could see ancient writing valuable for Bulgarian history.

Thank Creamy7777
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