Veliko Tŭrnovo is one of the oldest communities in Bulgaria. The city is quite pretty and is settled on hills. The historic part of Veliko Tŭrnovo is located over three hills and features a number of monuments and museums. The ruins of the Tsarevets Fortress along with the Royal Palace and the Patriarchal Palace are worth seeing. There is an art museum located on the island in the river. During the Middle Ages, Veliko Tŭrnovowas at its peak. The city offers excellent connectivity to Sofia and Varna.
The Old Town is surrounded by medieval walls and is quite excellent to visit. The nearby old town of Arbanassi is located about 4km from Veliko Tŭrnovo and is a good place to visit. The new town area of Veliko Tŭrnovo has modern buildings. There are several heritage sites located within close reach of Veliko Tŭrnovo and make good places for day trips.
The main street of Veliko Tŭrnovo features a good range of shops where visitors can buy authentic souvenirs and handicrafts.
The nearest airport to Veliko Tŭrnovo is the Varna Airport, which is located about 215km from the city. The Sofia Airport is also located about 217km from Veliko Tŭrnovo. From both these airports visitors can hire private cars or taxis to reach Veliko Tŭrnovo. Trains and coaches are also available from Varna and Sofia to Veliko Tŭrnovo.
There are no designated halal restaurants in Veliko Tŭrnovo. However visitors can find some places serving vegetarian dishes.
There is a small mosque in Veliko Tŭrnovo with a white minaret.