Church of Sveti Dimitâr
Church of Sveti Georgi
This church, probably built in 1612 on medieval church ruins, was destroyed by Ottoman invaders, but restored during their rule in the...
Church of Sveti Petr & Pavel
The St Peter & St Paul Church, located just past the bridge, contains fragments of murals from the 14th to 17th centuries.
Church of the Assumption
Across from Forty Martyrs Church is the tiny Church of the Assumption, built in 1923 over a ruined 14th-century church. It's usually...
This lovely little cafe with traditional furnishings in the old market serves real Turkish coffee: as per tradition, prepared in a...
The Starata Mehana offers great views and traditional, good-value Bulgarian cooking. Try the mouth-watering chicken shashlik.
Lonely Planet review
Across the river, enclosed by a high wall, is Târnovo’s oldest church, the beautifully proportioned Church of Sveti Dimitâr. Built in the so-called Târnovo style, it was named after St Dimitrios, patron saint of Thessaloniki (Greece). During its 1185 consecration, Tsars Asen and Petâr proclaimed an uprising against Byzantine rule, which would create the Second Bulgarian Empire (1185–1396).
It’s often closed, but the Church of Sveti Petar & Pavel's caretaker can open it on request.