Known as the historical heart of Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo is a place where culture meets antiquity, set in an extraordinary natural environment. As a business traveler, your journey might be mostly confined to the urban hubs of Bulgaria, like our beautiful Flamingo Hotel in Plovdiv. But a detour to Veliko Tarnovo promises a wealth of experiences that captivate the senses and enliven the spirit.
„Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.“ – Anthony Bourdain
Dwell in History
One could argue that Veliko Tarnovo is where Bulgaria truly unveils itself. The city was the medieval capital of Bulgaria, and today it reveals an eclectic blend of architectural styles, from traditional Bulgarian homes to imposing Tsaravets Fortress.
As a business traveller staying in our luxurious apartments, immersing yourself in Bulgaria’s rich history might be a rejuvenating respite from your busy schedule. Wander the streets of Veliko Tarnovo and each cobblestone underfoot echoes tales of Bulgarian Tsars and ancient battles.
Absorb the Vibrant Art Scene
Though steeped in history, Veliko Tarnovo is not stuck in the past. An upcoming art hub, the city boasts a thriving arts scene, including the annual summer Opera Festival. A trip to the „City of the Tsars“ would not be complete without exploring some of its galleries.
Back at our hotel, you can unwind in one of our comfortable studios after a day filled with historical exploration and cultural enrichment.
Relish the Natural Beauty
Venture beyond the city and discover the stunning natural landscapes surrounding Veliko Tarnovo. The Yantra River winds its way through the region, carving dramatic gorges and providing stunning views. Nearby, the Preobrazhenski Monastery beckons with its serene ambience and exquisite murals.
Remember, back at our Flamingo Hotel, you can always relax and recover from your day of exploration. Our double rooms offer an ideal balance of comfort and elegance, perfect for winding down after an adventurous day.
Indulge in Local Cuisine
Although our hotel does not have a restaurant, Veliko Tarnovo offers a plethora of gastronomical delights to satisfy your taste buds. The local cuisine is a testament to Bulgaria’s diverse cultural influences over centuries. Try the shopska salad, kavarma, or the banitsa, and allow the local flavours to dance on your palate.
After an evening of culinary exploration, return to your cozy single room at Flamingo Hotel for a well-deserved rest.
Take a Walk Through Samovodska Charshiya
On your Veliko Tarnovo sojourn, don’t forget to visit Samovodska Charshiya, the old market street. A walk here feels like stepping back in time – artisans practicing traditional crafts, quaint shops selling antiques, and the aroma of fresh bread wafting from centuries-old bakeries. It’s a sensory experience that harks back to the Bulgaria of yesteryears.
Experience Nighttime Magic
Nightfall brings a different kind of magic to Veliko Tarnovo. The Tsarevets Fortress, which stands majestic during the day, transforms into a spectacle of lights after sunset. The fortress and the surrounding ruins get bathed in a symphony of colourful lights, making the Sound and Light Show a must-experience for every visitor.
Why Veliko Tarnovo?
Visiting Veliko Tarnovo is not just about ticking off another city on your travel list. It’s about experiencing Bulgaria in its authentic form – its rich history, vibrant culture, exquisite cuisine, and unspoiled natural beauty.
„Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.“ – Ibn Battuta
Remember, at the end of your day, whether it’s a business meeting in Plovdiv or a historical tour in Veliko Tarnovo, the Flamingo Hotel awaits your return, offering the comfort of home away from home. Check out our prices and book your stay now to experience the best of Bulgarian hospitality.
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria is waiting. Will you answer its call?