Veliko Turnovo: Attractions and more...
The Tsarevgrad Turnov Sound and Light show is the city’s most well-known tourist spectacle. The Tsarevets hill forms the background for this show that was created in 1985 to commemorate 800 years of the city’s establishment.
Evidence of the architecture of the Bulgarian National Revival Period can be seen on Gurko Street, especially on the Nikola Inn and the St. Constantine and St. Helena Church. Vasil Levski and Nezavisimost streets are the city’s busiest shopping districts.
Independence Day, on 22nd September, involves a three day cultural show and a military parade. The International Folklore Festival, held in July, has been officially recognised by the UNESCO, and more than 10,000 dancers, singers and musicians from around Bulgaria gather here for the Balkan Folk Festival in May.
The Negovanca and the Preobrajenska eco-trails on the outskirts of the city are popular with rock climbers.