Romania & Bulgaria - Veliko Tarnovo & Central Mountains (Chapter)
This is the Veliko Târnovo & Central Mountains chapter from Lonely Planet’s Romania & Bulgaria guidebook.
Historic highlights include the vivid church frescoes of Dryanovo and Troyan monasteries, the incredibly detailed Tryavna School woodcarvings and Veliko Târnovo’s fortress. The area around the Central Mountains is ideal for hiking, climbing, caving, horseback riding.
- take in the illuminated castle, churches and old quarters of Veliko Târnovo
- dive into the garrulous open market in ethnically mixed Kazanlâk
- restaurants & accommodation
- cross thickly forested Shipka Pass, site of a key 19th-century battle, bedecked with a church
Coverage includes: Shumen, Madara, Veliko Târnovo & around, Dryanovo Monastery, Tryavna, Etâr, Lovech, Troyan, Troyan Monastery, Hisar, Karlovo, Kazanlâk, Shipka, Stara Zagora and Sliven.
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