Veliko Turnovo is the mediaval capital of Bulgaria with millennial history, breath-taking landscape and architecture, mixing layers of various civilizations, and preserving one of the most magnificent street full of traditional Bulgarian crafts made by generations of craftsmen. This is the reason why Turnovo is among the 4 finalists for Capital of Culture 2019. The venue of the conference is the Interhotel Veliko Turnovo, the most classical hotel in the city, with rich history, hand-painted murals, and stunning views:


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Veliko Tarnovo is about 3.5 hours by bus from Sofia and from Varna airports. Thus, either airport is convenient. There are regular buses almost every hour to Veliko Tarnovo from the Sofia and Varna central bus stations, thus the easiest way is to take a taxi from the airport (maximum 5 euro) to the bus station and then take the bus. Here is the bus schedule from Varna to Veliko Tarnovo ( and here from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo ( for September 23, 2014.

We look forward to being all together in this wonderful city and with amazing people from around the world! 

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