Planning a trip to Veliko Tarnovo? David’s Been Here walks you through all the top things to see and do in Veliko Tarnovo. First-time visitors will be swept off their feet by the medieval beauty of this former Bulgarian capital, with the tourist-friendly Rakovski Street, Holy 40 Martyrs Church, Assen Monument and sprawling 12th century Tsaravets Fortress built into the colorful Veliko Tarnovo hillside. Catch some amazing views over the city from Tsaravets’ Cathedral or walk along the picturesque walls of this amazing medieval stronghold. For dining options in the city, Ivan Asen Restaurant is a great family-friendly spot to try out some traditional Bulgarian fare, and the old town’s Shtastliveca Restaurant is known for their extensive menu and upscale ambiance. For a more casual experience, Ego Pizza and Grill is a great place to try some Mediterranean cuisine or enjoy a wood-fired, homemade pizza. With light and sound shows put on weekly and loads of other attractions to explore, this central Bulgarian city is one of the country’s most memorable.
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