Only a short drive of less than 20 minutes from Sunflower Guest House lies the cultural and beautiful town of Veliko Tarnovo. Its historical and architectural heritage allows you to feel the romance of this old town and with its unique atmosphere it is an all year round scene of arts, superb restaurants and a excellent destination for cultural tourism in Bulgaria.
One of the oldest in the country its history dates back to more than five thousand years as proven by archaeological excavations.
After its selection to be a capital in 1185, the town developed fast, as within the period 12th – 14th century it was the most unconquerable Bulgarian fortress, as well as a cultural and intellectual centre of Bulgaria.
Visit the fortresses of Tsarevets and Trapezitsa, where the mediaeval kings reigned, and the unique churches below the fortresses – pillows of the Bulgarians spirit throughout the centuries. Enjoy the “Tsarevgrad Tarnov”, a light and sound show held periodically over the fortresses after dark. (Check with the Tourism Board for the dates of these shows) and why not visit the Multimedia Visitor Centre, the only one of its kind on the Balkan peninsula, which depicts the glorious past of this old capital.