Three must-see churches in Bulgaria. Bulgaria is not the first country that comes to your lips when you are planning a European road trip, but it should be. Bulgaria offers so much for a traveler. Here are three highlights.
Several hours east of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, on a relaxing bus ride, is Veliko Târnovo. Veliko Târnovo dates back over 5,000 millennia with ancient settlements. During the Second Bulgarian Empire it was known as the “City of the Tsars”. And, today it is an educational and cultural center of Bulgaria.
Veliko Târnovo is anchored by Tsarevets Fortress, which is perched on a hill within the town. Medieval Tsars formally called this fortress homes. Within its grounds it contains over 400 houses, 18 churches and the royal palace. The first fortress dates back to the 5th century. Over the centuries, it has been destroyed and damaged, and then rebuilt. The Church of the Blessed Saviour within its grounds dates back to the 13th century.