Arbanasi Travel Guide

  • Arbanasi
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  • Arbanasi
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Arbanasi Things to Do

  • Arbanasi Palace Hotel

    The Arbanassi Palace Hotel was formerly a presidential palace. It's worth a quick stop or a cup of coffee. The building is elegant and beautifully decorated, and it has a great view from the back terrace.

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  • Michael & Gabriel Church

    The Michael & Gabriel Church (300 years old, and now a museum) has a plain exterior with a flat roof, but seems to be a different building from inside. Under Turkish rule, churches couldn’t be taller or more beautiful than a mosque, and they couldn’t have domes. The architect created a dome (important to Orthodox Christians) on the inside by...

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  • Ethnographic Museum (Konstantzaliev's...

    This 400-year old house has been turned into an interesting museum. It had an upstairs guesthouse with a carved ceiling, a family bedroom (where they all slept together), a nursery, kitchen and dining room. Provisions were stored in the basement, and there was a secret passage going to it. Houses were fortresses then, for good reason.The shop at...

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Arbanasi Hotels

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  • Arbanashka House

    Arbanasi , Arbanasi, Veliko Turnovo, 5029, Bulgaria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Boliarska Kashta

    Arbanasi, Arbanasi, 5029, Bulgaria

    Satisfaction: Poor

  • Villa Geranium

    53 Arbanasi, Arbanasi, Bulgaria

Arbanasi Restaurants

  • A folk-style restaurant

    I was impressed by the dishes and the pleasant atmosphere in this restaurant. You should try it because it's really a good one. Really a unique Bulgarian kitchen.

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  • Izvora tavern

    Of Arbanasi, when you like a meal in a scenic setting, Izvora is definitely the best. It’s a mehana (restaurant) in an 17 th century house and the eats are in the courtyard. The restaurant is typically Arbanais style and has a summer and winter garden. Fire dances are held here at a small lake. There is an oven and a grill and fireplace with give...

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Arbanasi Nightlife

  • by ger4444 Written Feb 28, 2008

    Next to Nativity Church there goes a road where you can find all the pubs located. From here you have wonderfull views over the far away Veliko Târrnovo. There are pavement terraces. Some of them sell the beer in plastic glasses.

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Arbanasi Transportation

  • by ger4444 Updated Feb 28, 2008

    In Velko Târnovo, at Vasil Levski Street (near Stefan Stambolov street) minibuses leave for Gorna Oryahovitsa railroad station. Going back again to Veliko from there, the driver at request makes a little detour along Arbanasi. You can also get a cab, which costs 2 lev. For heading back, look at the timetables at the busstop, which is located at the mainsquare

    Arbanasi street

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Arbanasi Shopping

  • Small folklore things

    There are small shops everywhere in Arbanassi where you can buy a souvenir. You can see all these souvenirs in towns and villages like Arbanassi. Some of them are table-clothes and different knitwear you can use. Old ladies just go out and put them on the street, so you can buy them directly from the producer ;) Small souvenirs, cups, plates. It...

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  • souvenir shop

    he Konstantsalieve house has an interesting shop, for local crafts, they have a large range of local embroidery for sale.

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Arbanasi Local Customs

  • by ger4444 Written Feb 28, 2008

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    Arbanasi has it own typical local costume, which divers from the rest of the country. The result of this particular own culture is the diverse character of the villages population, its economic past might, uts historical intensive contacts with many countries. This lead to an original culture, unique in its monuments, traditions, daily life end so on. It Greek language, education, Greek devine servance, but yet the populations support for the uprisal against the Ottamans make the place a cultural mix. Nowhere you see these streets, houses, scenes of murals.

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Arbanasi Warnings and Dangers

  • by ger4444 Written Feb 28, 2008

    The village is because its so small, without a lot of facities. There is a kiosk -- not always open -- where you can buy tickets to the sights. Thats all. There is not a bank and no ATM. Bring cash with you before coming to the village if you want a drink at the pubs there.

    Arbanasi street

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Arbanasi Tourist Traps

  • by ger4444 Written Feb 28, 2008

    Its not really done on purpose, but due to ongoing restauration activities, you might not always find all the monuments opened. Soemtimes they are not opened at all. So better ask in advance at the Museum Department in Veliko Târnovo (062-349460) otherwise you will get dissappointment when you arrive. From October on till April/March nothing is open to public.

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Arbanasi What to Pack

  • hiking boots/strong boots

    Since the streets are a bit of mud, path are in grass its good to wear hiking boots. The main streets are of concrete, but strolling between the houses and churches needs stronger shoes.

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  • Good Pair of walking shoes

    Arbanassi is a place you would want to doing alot of walking. Especially with so much to see. Remember to bring a good pair pf sneakers or comfortable walking shoes and some water. Digital Camera, anything over 6.0 megapixel

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  • Digital Camera

    Travel with small bags or medium size bags with wheels are best. Sneakers are best for walking since there is alot to see in Arbanassi and I recommend you walk rather than take a taxi unless your distination is very far. Good for mostly any time of year. Digital Camera and/or Digital Video Camera is a must in your travels in Arbanassi or in...

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Arbanasi Off The Beaten Path

  • by ger4444 Written Feb 28, 2008

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    Wander along the Hadjilieva House, the St Demetrius Church and at the at the back of a scrappy garden near the Atanas Church. There is a cemetery at the top of the lane. In the garden you find 17 th. Century tombstones with greek inscriptions. Its a peaceful place

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Arbanasi Sports & Outdoors

  • by ger4444 Written Feb 28, 2008

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    If you are interested in sportsactivities in Arbanasi, you ll find them all in the expensive sportshotel. There is an outdoor swimmingpool, a ridng complex, tenniscourt, a roman bath, a fitness center, sauna, steambath. From the Arbanasi Palace you should have the best view over Veliko Târnovo.

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Arbanasi Favorites

  • Sightseeing

    At some places renovation works are being done, so they are not open to public. A ticket costs 4 leva wich allows you to visit the paces that are open. They are officially open from 9 am till 12.00 and from 1 pm till 8 pm, also on Sundays. But better check before, because in the early morning many of them are still closed and these openinghours...

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  • Famous historical locals

    Amongst the village most famous locals is Dragostinov, an outstanding man of the central revolution commission, main leader of the revolution district of Sliven. He did in a battle in 1876 in Vratnika. Another important local was Toma Kurjievi, a revolutionist who coordinated the Chervenovod squad.

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  • churches

    There are 7 churches that are in schema basilicas. They are from stone, have small windows and brick floors. All the churches’ interior consist of a separate men’s department and a women’s department. In the front of the church there is a gallery and a chapel. The paintings go back to Renaissance style. The five churches build in the 15 till 17 th...

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